Fees and Insurance

The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine offers a number of convenient options to pay for your new dental treatment. We work with many insurance providers and various medical payment providers and we will submit your dental insurance claims to your insurance company. You are ultimately responsible for all treatment provided at the School of Dental Medicine. You will be billed for the balance due after your insurance makes payment or denies your claim(s). We recommend that you contact your insurance company for clarification of your benefits since we are unable to interpret your insurance benefits. You are responsible for making timely monthly payments; failure to do so may result in discontinuance of your treatment and will result in further collection activity.

We are happy to talk about your account – call to talk with one of our financial information specialists at 412-648-3100

Learn about some of the insurance plans and other medical coverage plans that we accept. If you have specific questions about your benefits, please contact your insurance company or your employer.
Note: at this time the School of Dental Medicine is not a participating provider of Medicare.

  • Medical Assistance
  • Concordia Plus and Dental Maintenance Organizations
  • Commercial Insurance, United Concordia, and Concordia Flex
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Automobile Insurance
  • Federal Employee Program
  • Medical Bureau of Pittsburgh
  • Self Pay

Medical Assistance

Provided through government agencies, medical assistance pays for healthcare for those eligible individuals who are unable to pay. If you are eligible for benefits from medical assistance, coverage is limited to specific, predetermined services. Services that are included in your treatment that are not covered through medical assistance, and any applicable co-payments, are to be paid for by the patient. Some services may require pre-authorization from medical assistance. If your accepted dental treatment plan includes pre-authorization services, we are not able to provide the service to you until we receive notification from your insurance company. If you decide to receive treatment for services that are not covered, one of our financial counselors will assist you in setting up a payment schedule.

Please note that medical assistance will not cover x-rays, prophylaxis (preventative care), or an examination if you recently have received these services from another dental provider. Because of this limitation, you will be required to pay for these services, if you have them performed and your claim is denied.

We are happy to talk about your account – call to talk with one of our financial information specialists at 412-648-3100

Concordia Plus and Dental Maintenance Organizations (DMO)

The School of Dental Medicine will bill your insurance provider for any dental services you receive if you have chosen us as your primary dental provider. You are responsible for services that are denied or are not covered, applicable co-payments and any deductible that your plan includes. One of our financial information specialists counselors will assist you in setting up a payment schedule.

Commercial Insurance, United Concordia, and Concordia Flex, including Federal Employee Program

The School of Dental Medicine will bill your insurance provider for any dental services you receive if you have chosen us as your primary dental provider. You are responsible for services that are denied or are not covered, applicable co-payments and any deductible that your plan includes. One of our financial information specialists counselors will assist you in setting up a payment schedule.

Worker’s Compensation

Some dental care may be covered by worker’s compensation. An authorization must be obtained from your worker’s compensation carrier prior to scheduling an appointment at the School of Dental Medicine. We will submit your claim for the treatment provided, however, treatment denied by your worker’s compensation carrier or your dental insurance carrier will be the responsibility of the patient.

Automobile Insurance

If your dental treatment is related to an automobile accident your automobile insurance may cover your related treatment. Treatment that is not covered by your auto insurance policy must be paid for in another method. The School of Dental Medicine is happy to submit your claim to your dental insurance carrier for any treatment that is not covered or has been denied. Pre-approval or pre-authorization must be obtained prior to the start of treatment if your dental insurance is a dental maintenance organization (DMO) or a preferred provider organization (PPO).

Medical Bureau of Pittsburgh

The Medical Bureau of Pittsburgh is a non-profit organization that can assist you with payment of your medical and dental bills.

Self Pay

Payment is expected for all treatment rendered by the School of Dental Medicine at the time of service, including an exam or radiograph. However, once a treatment plan has been established, payment arrangements may be made.