New Patients

Patient Forms

If you are a new patient to our office, please visit our patient forms page to download our new patient bundle with forms that will need to be filled out when you arrive at our office. Printing them, filling them out and bringing them with you will allow us to attend to your medical needs more quickly than completing them on your arrival.  Thank you and please contact our office if you have any questions at all.

Payment Options

For your convenience, we accept cash, personal checks, money orders, and the following credit cards: Visa, Master Card, and American Express. Payment is expected at the time services are performed. When more extensive dental care is necessary, financial arrangements can be made with our office.

We work with CareCredit®, an outside financial company, which can help finance your dental treatment.  CareCredit allows you to begin your treatment immediately – then pay it over time with low monthly payments that fit easily into your monthly budget.

CareCredit is the credit card exclusively for healthcare services.  With no up-front costs and no pre-payment penalties, CareCredit lets you pay over time and frees up cash and credit cards for the other things you want or need.  CareCredit offers low monthly payment plans for healthcare procedures not commonly covered by insurance, including dental treatments.  Plus, you can use your card again and again to pay for additional treatment for yourself or family members in any CareCredit practice.

•Low minimum monthly payments
•No up-front costs, no pre-payment penalties

Learn more by visiting CareCredit.com or contacting our office. Ready to apply? Apply online for your CareCredit card today by clicking on the CareCredit icon below.

 

Dental Insurance

As a service to our patients, our practice accepts most dental insurance programs, including non-managed care, indemnity (traditional) and PPO out-of-network.  We are not part of any managed care network.  Our business office staff will prepare all the necessary forms for your dental benefits. However, we remind you that your specific policy is an agreement between you and your insurance company. Please keep in mind that you are responsible for your total obligation should your insurance benefits result in less coverage than anticipated. Our staff will gladly submit a pre-treatment estimate to your insurance company so that you will know what your benefits will be.

The fees charged for services rendered to those who are insured are the usual and customary fees charged to all our patients for similar services. Your policy may base its allowances on a fixed fee schedule, which may or may not coincide with our usual fees. You should be aware that different insurance companies vary greatly in the types of coverage available. Also, some companies take care of claims promptly while others delay payment for several months.

DDS Cares

Here at Downtown Dental Syracuse we understand that not everyone has Dental Insurance. That’s why we created our own Annual Membership Plan – DDS Cares. For more information please visit this page.