Payment of Fees
Since the School receives part of its operating budget from its clinical programs, there are patient fees associated with the services rendered. However, these fees in the student clinics are generally less than what one might pay in a private dental practice. The fees in the Community Practices are comparable to a private dental practice.
All fees are expected to be paid at the time of treatment. We accept cash, checks with proper identification, and VISA, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards. After completion of an insurance file, we will accept direct payment from qualified insurances. Some procedures such as crowns, bridges, dentures, and partial dentures, may be paid in incremental payments, as they require laboratory processing and multiple appointments for completion. A portion of the total fee for the appliance will be collected at the first appointment for the procedure to cover anticipated laboratory expenses. The remaining balance of the fee must be paid in full before the finished appliance is delivered.
Patients with commercial insurance are expected to pay our standard clinic fees by any of the above methods until the insurance file is completed. For non-qualified companies we will provide the patient with an appropriate standard insurance claim form with all necessary information on procedures performed for submission to your individual insurance company for reimbursement according to your policy provisions.
The UNLV School of Dental Medicine attempts to keep fees as low as possible. However, rising costs of providing care may require fee increases. Fees may increase without notification. You will always be advised of the fee for a procedure before it is started.