Saliba Dentistry - Middlefield Dental Office
Comfort and convenience are the hallmarks of Saliba Dentistry’s office operations. To ensure your convenience, below is the information you need about our hours, location, appointment scheduling, insurance acceptance and billing.
Louis Saliba, D.M.D.
15967 East High St. Po Box 337
Middlefield, OH 44062
440-632-1917 Monday: 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday : 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
We know you have many choices when choosing a Dentist in Middlefield, OH so we have made requesting an appointment a simple process via our Web site. If, for any reason you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, or will be delayed, please call us as soon as possible.
We accept checks, cash, Visa, or MasterCard.
We also offer financing options through CareCredit and Health Credit Services HCS.
We also work with many Dental Insurance Carriers to redeem benefits for services rendered to our patients utilizing the policies they are currently enrolled in. Please provide any relevant insurance information to our receptionist to ensure that we are able to assist you in utilizing the benefits allowed by your current policy.
CareCredit is here to help you pay for treatments and procedures your insurance doesn’t cover. We offer No Interest* financing or low minimum monthly payment options so you can get what you want, when you want it. You can even use CareCredit for your family and favorite pet.
With three simple steps, including an instant approval process, it’s easy to apply for CareCredit. After you’re approved, you’re free to use CareCredit for the services you choose including LASIK, veterinary, dentistry, cosmetic, hearing aids and more.
CareCredit is endorsed by some of the most credible organizations specific to each healthcare profession we support. And CareCredit is a GE Money Company, so you know you can count on us. For over 20 years, we’ve been helping over five million cardholders get the healthcare treatments they want and need. As an optimal-care dental practice, we strongly believe our patients deserve the best possible dental services we can provide. In an effort to maintain a high quality of care, we would like to share some facts about dental insurance with you.
- Your dental insurance is based upon a contract between your employer and the insurance company. Should questions arise regarding your dental insurance benefits, it is best for you to contact your employer or the insurance company directly.
- Dental insurance benefits differ greatly from traditional medical health insurance benefits and can vary quite a bit from plan to plan. When dental insurance plans first appeared in the early 1970's most plans had a yearly maximum of $1000. Today, 45 years later, most plans still have an annual maximum of $1000. That the premiums remained the same, allowing for a conservative yearly rate of inflation, your yearly plan maximum should be in excess of $4500 today. Your premiums have increased, but your benefits have not. Therefore, dental insurance was never set-up to cover your services 100%, it is only an aid.
- You may receive a notification from your insurance company stating that dental fees are "higher than usual and customary." Insurance companies never reveal how they determine "usual, customary, and reasonable" (UCR) fees. A recent survey done in the state of Washington found at least eight different UCR fee schedules for one zip code in the Seattle area. The fees are somehow determined by taking "a percentage" of an average fee for a particular procedure in a geographic area. Average has been defined as "the worst of the best" or "the best of the worst." We do not provide average dentistry nor do we charge average fees.
- Many plans tell their participants that they will be covered "up to 80% or up to 100%," but do not clearly specify plan fee schedule allowances, annual maximums, or limitations. It is more realistic to expect dental insurance to cover 35-50% of major services. Remember, the amount a plan pays is determined by how much the employer paid for the plan. You get back only what your employer puts in, less the profits of the insurance company.
- Many routine dental services are not covered by insurance companies. This does not mean they aren't necessary or appropriate, just not covered.
We feel that dental insurance can be a great benefit for many patients and want you to know we will do everything in our power to ensure that you get every benefit dollar you are entitled to. However, the treatment we recommend and the fees we charge will always be based on your individual need, not your insurance coverage. The ultimate decision as to what will be done and how fast we proceed will always be made by you. Based on your decision, we will discuss the total cost of treatment and what assistance you can expect from your dental insurance. All arrangements are strictly between you and our office. The full responsibility for payment of services rendered will always be with you.
If you are unable to keep an appointment, we ask that you kindly provide us with at least 24 hours notice. We ask for this advance notice so that we can offer this appointment to another patient. A fee may be charged if a patient does not show up for an appointment without sufficient notice.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing our practice for your dental care.