MARY PAIGE HUXFORD, DMD, PLLC
TAMMI LOCKHART, DMD
100 Brandon Road, Suite W
Starkville, MS 39759
Phone (662) 323-9726
Fax (662) 323-9727
Office Policy for New Patients
We are NOT a participating provider for any insurance plan. We do file your insurance as a courtesy. A $50.00 payment is expected on your initial visit if there is no established account. If no treatment is needed, any credit balance will be refunded to you after payment is received from your insurance company. If treatment is needed, we will leave a credit balance on your account to help cover the deductible. All future visits will be filed to your insurance and you are asked to pay your estimated portion not covered by insurance at time of service. Any remaining balance will be billed to you.
*** FOR INSURANCE THAT PAYS TO SUBSCRIBER, PAYMENT IN FULL IS EXPECTED AT TIME OF SERVICE, AND INSURANCE WILL REIMBURSE YOU***
Payment in FULL at time of service is expected unless prior arrangements have been made.
We accept new patients needing dental work covered by the Mississippi Medicaid program for children ages five and younger. Children ages six and older may require a doctor referral. After treatment is completed and the child is cooperative enough for care from a general dentist, the patient may be referred back to a general practice.
Children covered by the Mississippi Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) will receive a treatment plan detailing the treatment needed by the child. CHIP has a yearly maximum allowable of $2,000. Any treatment that goes beyond this maximum, or treatment that is not covered by CHIP is due from the parent/guardian on the date of service. There is no co-pay for dental.
BROKEN APPOINTMENT POLICY, PLEASE READ: Our office calls to confirm appointments prior to the scheduled date. This is a courtesy provided by our office, and occasionally we are unable to make contact. It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to remember appointment times. If you can not keep an appointment that has been scheduled, a 24-hour notice is requested. If we receive no notice that an appointment can not be kept, it will be considered a broken appointment. After three broken appointments you may be asked to transfer to another dentist, or a broken appointment fee may be charged.