Fees for treatment are due on the day the treatment is provided. We do not operate an account in arrears facility. In some circumstances, we reserve the right to request payment in advance for certain treatments. Payment methods accepted are:
Cancellations and Failed Appointments: We require a minimum of 24 hours notice for cancellation of any arranged appointment. When we schedule an appointment for a patient, we are booking the surgery time off for that patient’s treatment. Failure to give the appropriate notice of cancellation will result in a Failed Appointment Fee being charged. This fee is proportionate to the length of the appointment failed and is to cover the cost of the surgery time wasted.
Failed Appointment fees must be settled before any other appointment is offered. Please note that we cannot accept notice of cancellation by e-mail, text message, or answer phone message, as these are not screened daily.
It is our policy for each patient to see the same dentist on a continuing basis, to provide continuity of care. Patients may choose which dentist they would prefer to see routinely. If, for any reason, a patient’s dentist is not available when required, then arrangements will be made for the patient to see someone else within the practice for that time. Changing dentist within the Practice on a permanent basis can be arranged upon written request.
It is very important that you give a full medical history and details of any medication you take. Should these change in any way, it is very important for you to tell your Dentist. It is the patient’s responsibility to inform the clinic of any changes in either personal details and/or their medical history.
At PR Dental Clinic we always take complaints about any aspects of our services very seriously, in order to ensure that every patient has only the very best experience at all times.
Complaints can be made in writing by filling out a simple complaints form available from reception, or via email through our online website contact form, by the patient or by an authorised person on the patient’s behalf. Every complaint will receive immediate written/email acknowledgment, and the Management will strive to resolve the complaint within a quick, reasonable period of time (usually about 2 weeks). For our full complaints procedure and policy, please ask a member of our reception team. If a complaint is about any aspect of clinical care or associated charges it will normally be acknowledged by the Management team and then referred to the treating Dentist
We operate a zero tolerance policy to abuse to our Dentists and staff, loud/disorderly/drunken behavior, persistent missing and late cancellation of appointments (after multiple warnings). In these situations, PR Dental Clinic reserves the right to refuse treatment and admission.