Financial Information

At this office, we follow the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry with regard to frequency of radiographs, cleanings, fluoride treatment, and restorative care.

As a specialist, Dr. Ferguson regards these guidelines as the standard of care (best treatment for your child). These guidelines are not dictated by dental insurance, and it is your responsibility to understand whether your particular insurance plan will reimburse you for these services. Please speak with your insurance company or employer with questions about limitations and frequencies.


Payment is expected in full for each appointment when services are rendered. Payment options are:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover)

No appointment will be made until the balance is paid in full.

Emergency / After Hours Appointment

If your child is seen for an emergency visit after our regular business hours, an emergency visit fee is charged in addition to any treatment on that visit.

Returned Checks

There is a fee of $35.00 for any checks returned by the bank for insufficient funds.

Monthly Statement

If you have a balance on your account, we will send you a monthly statement. It will show the previous balance, any new charges to your account, and any payments or credits applied to your account during the month.

Professional fees are the responsibility of the parent or guardian authorizing treatment; we cannot send statements to other persons.

Past Due Accounts

If your account becomes seriously past due, we will take necessary steps to collect this debt. This may include sending your account to a collection agency or small‐claims court.


In case of divorce or separation, the responsible party prior to the divorce or separation remains responsible for the account. If the divorce decree requires the other parent to pay all or part of the treatment cost, it is the authorizing parent’s responsibility to collect from the other parent.


If you have unusual circumstances and would like to make special arrangements to pay your account, we encourage you to contact us. We are not unreasonable and would like to work with you. Lack of any payment or communication can be interpreted as refusal of payment.

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