Along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Chuong recommends that a child’s first dental visit be scheduled by his/her 1st birthday.
It is very important to make the first visit as positive and enjoyable for the child as possible. A pleasant, comfortable first visit builds trust and helps put the child at ease during future dental visits.
Dr. Chuong requests that parents refrain from using any words that could cause unnecessary fear, such as “needle” or “drill.” Dr. Chuong is experienced in dealing with children with anxiety and can explain treatment procedures in a positive and pleasant manner to avoid any anxious or negative feelings toward dentistry.
The majority of parents prefer to relax in the reception room during thier child’s dentist visit. Studies and experience show that children react more positively when permitted to experience the dental visit on their own and in an environment designed for children, just as it is for them in school. It is not uncommon for your child to experience nervousness or separation anxiety during the initial moments of their visit. However, our staff is highly skilled in helping your child overcome anxiety.
No Sugar Bugs Club Children’s Dentistry strives to provide you with affordable, high-quality treatment that fits your budget! Your child’s treatment plan will include a breakdown of all applicable fees, and we will try our best to ESTIMATE all costs before treatment is administered. We offer a variety of payment options to meet your financial needs at both our Trinity / New Port Richey and Palm Harbor / Clearwater offices.
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We offer payment plans through Care Credit.
Our office accepts payments by cash, check and Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
What if my insurance is not listed?
We gladly accept patients with other preferred provider plans (PPOs) as an out-of-network provider. With your child’s complete insurance information at the scheduled appointment, we will be glad to handle the paperwork for you and file your insurance claim as a courtesy. Our office will do our best to estimate the anticipated portion that is the patient’s responsibility and this amount will be collected at the time professional services will be rendered.
Trinity Pediatric Dentistry is committed to helping you maximize your insurance benefits. If we have all your insurance information 24 hours before you arrive for your child’s appointment, we will be happy to electronically file your claims as a courtesy to you. Due to the complex nature of insurance, we can not verify your insurance benefits the day of your appointment.
In addition, because insurance policies vary, we can only estimate your coverage in good faith. It is your responsibility to know your insurance policy. It is required by law that your insurance company pay us within 30 days. After 30 days, you are responsible for the entire balance, paid-in-full, whether your insurance has paid us or not. A late charge of $10.00 will be added to your account once it reaches 60 days past due. If your insurance pays us, we will gladly refund you the re-billing fee.
Please remember that insurance is a contract between you and your insurance company. We are not a part of that contract. We cannot guarantee coverage on certain services or change the amount in which your insurance will pay. We can only help estimate what portion your insurance will pay. Also, we cannot be held responsible for any errors made in the filing of your claims; we file your claims as a courtesy to you.
Please understand that insurance is a benefit for you and your child. If, during the course of treatment, your benefits change, the financially responsible party (you) is accountable for all charges.
If you have any questions about insurance, please call our office and speak to our knowledgeable staff. Keep in mind that Dr. Chuong is a specialist who provides exceptional treatment. We feel our expert care is worth it, and we are happy to help you maximize your insurance benefits.