Hillsborough Dentist - Hillsborough Dental Office
Towne Centre Family Dental and the Implant and SmileMakeover Studio is under the direction of Albert Internoscia DMD, MAGD. For over 18 years, his practice mission has remained the same - to serve the community with Affordable, Ultra-advanced dentistry from caring, family-friendly professionals that put the patient first. This page provides you with practical information about our practice. It includes descriptions of our office location, including a map and directions, hours, appointment scheduling, insurance acceptance and billing policies.
Towne Centre Family Dental
Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844
(908) 281-9560 fax
|Monday:||08:00 AM - 02:00 PM|
|Tuesday:||08:00 AM - 08:00 PM|
|Wednesday:||08:00 AM - 07:00 PM|
|Thursday:||08:00 AM - 08:00 PM|
|Friday:||08:00 AM - 02:00 PM|
|Saturday:||08:00 AM - 02:00 PM|
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We know you have many choices when choosing a Dentist in Hillsborough, NJ 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.
If you belong to a traditional insurance plan we can assist you by filing your insurance claim. Traditional insurance is typically one in which you can choose any dentist you desire. Our practice does not belong to any PPO or DMO insurance plans. If you are not sure what type of plan you have, we will be happy to call for you and explain your benefits to the best of our ability.
In an effort to provide high quality dental care and to clarify our position on filing for your insurance benefits, we would like to share some facts about dental insurance with you:
- Your dental insurance is based on a contract between your employer and the insurance company. While we will attempt to estimate your dental benefits to the best of our ability, this is an estimate ONLY, and should not be depended on as the final decision. Should questions arise, it is best to contact your insurance company directly.
- You may receive notification from your insurance company stating dental fees are "higher than usual and customary". An insurance company surveys a geographic area, calculates an average fee and then takes that fee and considers it customary. Included in this survey are discount clinics and managed care facilities, which bring down the average. Most doctors in private practice will have fees, which are defined as "above usual and customary".
- Many plans tell participants they will be covered "up to 80% or up to 100%" but do not clearly specify plan fee schedule allowances, annual maximums or limitations. Insurance companies do NOT cover all dental services.
Our computer system has over 1200 insurance plans on file and tracks the payment schedules for many of them. Our staff will estimate your insurance coverage at each visit and ask you to pay the difference each time unless prior arrangements have been made. Please note that this is an ESTIMATE only. If there is an additional balance due after the insurance claim is paid we will bill you or charge your credit card for you.
Why Can't I Find Your Name On My Insurance List?
We are occasionally asked why we don't participate in a particular insurance plan, or if we would begin to participate in a plan that is cheaper for the patient to purchase.
As you are probably aware, the health care field is undergoing a period of change in the manner in which care is provided to the public. There are many insurance plans that are being promoted that restrict your choice of doctor to those on a specific list of participating offices. The participation agreement between those plans and the providers usually requires the provider to deliver care at a discount to those patients covered by that plan. For some plans the discount is small, for some it is not.
Our orientation has always been to provide quality care. We use those supplies and materials we consider to be the best available. We use excellent laboratories and support services. We have an excellent staff of qualified professionals, and we take the time necessary to provide for quality treatment. We always look for value but we don't compromise quality. Our practice has grown and continues to grow through referrals from our patients. These referrals are indicative of the high level of care and service we strive to provide. Compare that with a referral from an insurance company. Upon what do you think their referral would be based?
Your insurance company will sometimes try to encourage you to use a "Preferred Provider". These dentists are "preferred" by the insurance company because they have agreed to cut their fees in order to get more patients. This doesn’t sound so bad unless you understand that Preferred Providers often use cheaper materials, cheaper foreign dental labs, and the lowest paid staff they can find in order to make a profit. The result is cheaper dentistry that will often need to be redone. The old caveat "Buyer Beware" applies here.
We do not participate in any plan that would encourage a more 'retail' philosophy of practice. Dentistry is a service, not a product. For those plans where a filling is a filling and a crown is a crown, it's always possible to find a cheaper way.
For us, the manner in which our service is provided and the attention to detail makes all the difference. We do not participate in plans that require us to discount our treatment and encourage us to make up the difference in volume or by cutting corners. Nor will we make a practice of charging patients different fees for identical services depending on which insurance plan, if any, they belong to.
There is enough diversity in today's dental marketplace for everyone to find a practice whose values they share. I hope this adequately describes our values.
We gladly accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express
- No initial payment and no payment for 3-7 weeks
- Affordable Extended Plans with low fixed rates & low monthly payments
- 6-24 month Promotional Plans
- No prepayment penalty
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CareCredit is a flexible patient/client payment program, specifically designed for healthcare expenses, that makes it easier for you to get the treatment or procedures you want and need. CareCredit is ideal for co-payments, deductibles, treatment and procedures not covered by insurance, and can be used at over 35,000 medical and dental practices nationwide.
Phasing Treatment by Priority Grouping is one way we can help you make the most of your dental insurance. After we have completed the exam, intra-oral camera photo tour and radiographs an action plan will be formulated for you. During the consultation appointment your dentist will listen to you and together you will complete the final treatment plan. All fees will be presented and Insurance Benefits and Patient Portion will be estimated.
Financial Counseling with our Financial Coordinator is available to help you choose from one of several payment options for the "Estimated Patient Portion" (the estimated amount that your insurance company will not pay) of the treatment plan. We want you to feel comfortable with us, and that begins by feeling satisfied with your financial arrangements. Don’t hesitate to ask questions. We are here to help you and make you feel good about you choosing us here at Towne Centre Family Dental.
Implant Fees vary widely depending on the complexity of treatment and the type of implant used. In general, implant fees range from $750 - $1750 per implant. Final restorations attached to these implants are additional and vary.