Financial Policy

Patient Billing

When it comes to dental care, no patient should have to go without because of finances. That’s why we work closely with every patient in order to devise a treatment plan that best suits both their needs and their budget. 

Our dental office makes treatment recommendations based on your individual oral health needs and not based on your insurance plan. We do our best to give you a rough estimate of what your dental insurance benefit plan MAY cover, but it is never a guarantee of payment. As a courtesy, we will file your insurance claim for you along with necessary documentation. Ultimately, you are responsible for being knowledgeable of your specific plan and its limitations. You are also responsible for the balance on your account for services rendered if your insurance carrier decides not to pay for treatment.

Gator Dental is a general dental office that strives to provide quality, individualized care for each patient. We want to make sure you are given the time needed for us to provide that care in a kind, relaxing, family-oriented environment. We do not overbook our schedule so Dr. Nicoloso and our team can give each person our attention. Because of these goals, we need your help as a participant in your care.

Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your appointment time in case a delay should occur, such as traffic. Your appointment is reserved especially for you. If you arrive late, your appointment may need to be cancelled or shortened in order to accommodate other patients who have appointments after you.

Twenty-four hours advance notice is required when cancelling or rescheduling any appointments, so we have time to fill the spot with someone from our waiting list. We are sympathetic to unforeseen circumstances and will do our best to help. There is a broken or late appointment fee of $30 that may be applied. This does not even cover the cost of your visit. We greatly appreciate your understanding in this matter because when you cancel at the last minute, we still must pay staff and cover other expenses. This cancellation fee is due before your next appointment and is not covered by dental insurance benefits.

We’re happy to file insurance paperwork on your behalf, and for your convenience we accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover

No Insurance or high co-payments?  You’re Not Alone.

Ask about our 0% financing options.

We are CareCredit providers and offer no interest financing options. Ask our staff about how you can benefit from this cash saving option whether you have insurance or not.

We deliver the finest care at the most reasonable cost to our patients, therefore payment is due at the time service is rendered unless other arrangements have been made in advance. If you have questions regarding your account, please contact us at Hawthorne Office Phone Number 352-481-2741

Please remember you are fully responsible for all fees charged by this office regardless of your insurance coverage.