Prosthodontics is a specialty that focuses on replacement of missing teeth and esthetic restorations through complete oral rehabilitation. Extensive training and experience provide prosthodontists with a special understanding of the dynamics of a smile, the preservation of a healthy mouth and the creation of tooth replacements. Serving as the architect of a dental treatment plan, a prosthodontist collaborates with general dentists, specialists and other health professionals to develop solutions to dental and oral health concerns.
Become a patient
At your screening appointment we will describe our residency program, do an exam to see if you are a case for our program, and give you an estimate on cost of treatment.
If you wish to proceed with treatment, you will be paired with a resident for a diagnostic appointment which includes radiographs, impressions for diagnostic casts, intra oral pictures, and bite records. This information will be used to create a treatment plan specific to you.
The next step is for your resident to go over the final treatment plan and cost. The resident that does the screening is not always the resident that does the treatment.
Fees vary by procedure, but because care is administered by graduate student dentists, you can expect to save considerably when compared to fees charged in a private practice.
Methods of payment
Patients are required to put down a 50% of their treatment plan at the start of treatment and the balance by completion.
Accepted methods of payment: Cash, check (established patients only), Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover (including Flexible Spending credit cards).
Patients with Delta Dental including Ohio State faculty, staff and students, are only required to pay estimated co-payments and deductibles. We also accept the following state sponsored insurance plans: Medicaid, CareSource, Molina, and United Healthcare Community Plan with these plans required co-pays are due at the time of service and payment in full for non-covered services. Patients with other insurance carriers who have out of network benefits will pay in full and we will submit a claim to your carrier asking them to reimburse you.
Payment exceptions can possibly be made for patients with extensive treatment plans; with most plans we can request a predetermination, after written results are returned by the insurance carrier the patients can pay only their estimated co-pays and deductibles up front. Predeterminations typically take 6-12 weeks and are not a guarantee of payment. Once treatment is complete and the claim is filed any outstanding balance not covered by the insurance carrier is the patients responsibility and due immediately.
For additional questions regarding financial policies please call (614) 292-0172.