To avoid misunderstandings, we wish patients to be informed that our professional services are rendered and charged to you, not an insurance company. Dental insurance pays only a portion of your investment, and we urge you to be fully aware of the provisions of your dental co-payment policy. The amount that you are reimbursed is determined by your insurance contract. All payments are the total responsibility of the patient and are to be paid directly to this office. The attending statement we give you at the end of each visit contains all the information needed from the dentist for your insurance company. This procedure simplifies preparation of insurance forms and helps hold down costs not related to the delivery of good dental care.