Bergen County area residents want timely, affordable, and efficient dental care. We are a privately owned dental practice that is committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate dental care to children from infancy through the teenage years.
Our number one focus is to provide the highest possible quality care in a setting that children of all ages will enjoy. Through efficient teamwork and a sense of compassion for all children most visits are highly successful. We are committed to provide individual attention to children who need special care, and we are dedicated to equip children with the knowledge and skills to maintain a healthy smile into adulthood.
Dr. Tamar Gruenbaum, with Ridgewood Valley Pediatric Dentistry, has been leading the way in the gentle dental care movement for several years. Our philosophy is simple:
Provide children’s dental care with ALL the EXTRA care required for them to be successful!
Many of the challenges of pediatric dentistry are related to making children feel comfortable and less anxious – an area where Dr. Tamar Gruenbaum and her staff at Ridgewood Valley Pediatric Dentistry excel. Children look forward to our colorful, activity-filled office and the gentle caring environment we provide.
Ridgewood Valley Pediatric Dentistry is in network with several insurance plans:
- Delta Dental
- United Concordia
As a courtesy, we are happy to file forms necessary to allow you to receive the full benefits of your coverage; however, we cannot guarantee any estimated coverage. Please keep in mind that we can only estimate your portion. Because the insurance policy is a contract between you and the insurance company, we will not enter into a dispute with your insurance company over your claim.
We will provide information to support the necessity for treatment, which may assist you in recovering your benefits.
After 60 days, any unpaid portion by your insurance company will be considered your financial responsibility.
Thank you for choosing our office as your dental health care provider. We are committed to providing your child with the highest quality dental care, so that they may fully attain optimum oral health. Please understand that payment of your bill is considered part of your treatment.
Payment is due at the time service is provided. Our office accepts cash, personal checks, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover. Outside financing is available upon request and approval.
Please Note: Returned checks will be subject to an additional fee of $40. In the case it becomes necessary for our office to enlist a collection service and/or legal assistance; you will be responsible for any collection and/or legal charges incurred.
For those patients who are covered by insurance, we will be happy to bill on your behalf. Please note fees will be dependent on the provider, not the insurance company. Verification of benefits is not a guarantee of coverage. Medical necessity is up to the determination of your insurance provider. You may be responsible for services.
We will collect payment at the end of your visit, and submit an insurance claim on your behalf. In most cases, we will accept assignment of benefit from your insurance provider. In some instances, we are unable to accept assignment of benefit on your behalf, therefore the reimbursement check will be mailed directly to you. In the instance that assignment of benefit is not possible, payment in full is due at time of procedure. Any outstanding balance that is your responsibility will be expected to be paid in full within 30 days of notification.
You will be expected to pay for all applicable fees the day of service, including co-payments and deductibles. You are responsible for the full cost of the visit in the event that insurance denies payment.
Dr. Tamar Gruenbaum and her team cannot guarantee any reimbursement from the insurance company.
You will assume responsibility of notifying this office of any changes in insurance coverage.
You will need to authorize Dr. Gruenbaum to submit insurance claims on you behalf, and that she will accept assignment of benefit – if possible. Otherwise, she cannot accept payment from your insurance company, and payment will go directly to you.
You will need to authorize the office of Dr. Tamar Gruenbaum to release to any company providing you with dental insurance any information, including the diagnosis and the records of all treatments and/or examinations provided to my child by Dr. Tamar Gruenbaum, for the purpose of billing (if applicable).
It may become necessary to release your protected health information to financial parties, credit card entities, banks, and financing companies, when requested, to facilitate your payment. Services that are performed that are paid with a credit card, debit card, or financing third-party are not eligible for payment challenges after services are provided.
We strive to render excellent dental care to your child and the rest of our patients. In an attempt to be consistent with this, we have a Appointment Cancellation Policy that allows us to schedule appointments for all patients. When an appointment is scheduled, that time has been set aside for you and when it is missed, that time cannot be used to treat another patient.
Our policy is as follows:
We require that you give our office 48 hours notice in the event that you need to reschedule your appointment. This allows for other children to be scheduled into that appointment. If you miss an appointment without contacting our office within the required time, this is considered a missed appointment. A fee up to $100.00 will be charged to you; this fee cannot be billed to your insurance company and will be your direct responsibility. No future appointments can be scheduled nor can records be transferred without the payment of this fee.
Additionally, if a patient is more than 20 minutes late without prior notice for a scheduled appointment, we will consider this a missed appointment and the $50.00 cancellation fee will be charged.
If you have any questions regarding this policy, please let our staff know and we will be glad to clarify any questions you have.
We thank you for your patronage.