Financial/Insurance

Our practice offers a variety of financial arrangements. We accept most dental and medical insurances, as well as many discount plans. We do file insurance claims for our patients. Which type of insurance will cover which type of surgery depends on the specific procedure and each individual insurance plan. Our administrative staff is well-versed in helping make these determinations. Most insurance plans require the patient to pay their deductibles and any amounts over their yearly maximum, as well as any coinsurance percentages. We always strive to make as accurate an estimate as possible, of these out-of-pocket expenses, based on the specific insurance plan.

These estimated amounts are due in full from the patient at the time of surgery. Any balance, after all insurance claims have been paid, is the responsibility of the patient to pay, as well. For patients who are not insured, we collect the entire balance of their surgery charges at their surgery appointment. In order to assist patients in satisfying their aforementioned financial obligations, we do accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. We also offer financing options through the CareCredit company.

Our doctors are participating providers for a large number of insurance companies, as well as many discount plans, that are active in the region. Currently, we are “in network” participating providers for the plans listed below. Since we frequently add new plans, please call the office if you do not see your plan listed below. Rarely do we stop participating with any of these listed plans.

Due to legal constraints, we must insist that all minors are accompanied to their appointments by their parent, who can act as their legal guardian. This is vital in order for the parent (or legal guardian) to give consent for any care, especially surgical treatment.

Dental Insurance Plans (PPO and Indemnity plans only):

  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental / Delta USA
  • Benefit Management (Downstream Casino ONLY)
  • Logistics
  • Guardian
  • Others are added frequently, please call our office

Our Office

Our office is conveniently located one block west of Rangeline on 29th Street. We are on the second floor of the Wells Fargo Building next to Oasis Day Spa.

  • Address:   2819 E. 29th St. Suite 2 Joplin, MO
  • Phone:      (417) 623-2000
  • Fax:          (417) 623-7948
  • Hours:      Open Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm