Robert L. Friess DMD
3295 Triangle Drive SE : Ste 242 : Salem, OR 97302
: 503.585.0101

Our financial policies and financial assistance provider

Esthetic and restorative dentistry are excellent investments for an individual’s overall well being. Despite the fact that some of these procedures can be expensive, we strongly believe that financial considerations should not get in the way of getting the treatment you desire. We are sensitive to the fact that each patient has different needs and we have several payment options available so that treatment is accessible to everyone. All financial discussions and arrangements are kept strictly confidential.

Our financial policy is intended to facilitate excellent service to you while minimizing administrative costs. As a courtesy, we will bill your insurance company. We will also estimate what your insurance might contribute toward your dental care and we ask that you pay what is estimated to be the remaining portion of your balance at each visit.

Many people are under the impression that if they have dental insurance, it is the insurance company that owes the dentist for service. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The insurance contract is between the insurance company and you, so the patient is responsible for the bill, regardless of insurance coverage. Most insurance companies pay within two weeks, although some may take longer.

We will do everything possible to assist you in receiving whatever benefit your insurance might pay. However, any balance left unpaid by your insurance company after 60 days will become your responsibility to pay at that time. Balances older than 60 days are subject to finance charges at the rate of 1.5% per month (18% annually).

Our office accepts cash, personal checks, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Extended payment plans are available through CareCredit upon request and approval. If you have any questions regarding our financial policy, please ask. We are committed to providing you with the most positive experience possible in dental care.


We are a preferred provider of the following insurance carriers:


Special Financing

Our office works with CareCredit to assist you with your payments when needed. For qualified applicants, interest-free payments can be spread over a 3, 6, 12 or 24 month period. Finance company approval must be obtained prior to starting your treatment.

CareCredit for dental procedures

We’re pleased to offer our patients CareCredit, North America’s leader in patient payment plans. CareCredit lets you begin your treatment immediately, then pay for it over time with low monthly payments that fit easily into your monthly budget.

Your healthcare credit card

CareCredit is a credit card that can be used exclusively for healthcare services. With no up-front costs and no pre-payment penalties, CareCredit lets you pay over time and frees up your cash and credit cards for the other things you want or need.

CareCredit offers low monthly payment plans for healthcare procedures not commonly covered by insurance, including dental treatments. In addition, you can use your card again and again to pay for additional treatment for yourself or family members in any CareCredit practice.

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