Dental Insurance

Dr. Mark L. Pitel and our dental team are committed to providing you and your family with the gentle dental care you deserve. We accept and work with most dental plans that allow you to go to any dentist of your choosing and participate in a limited number of “preferred provider” plans. Because of our commitment to excellence, we do not participate in plans that attempt to interfere with professional judgment options, or otherwise impair our ability to render quality care to our patients. Even if we do not “participate” in your particular dental plan, you may still be able to use it at our office. On your first visit, please be sure to bring in a copy of your employee handbook and any other insurance information that pertains to your dental plan. You will also need to bring in a completed and signed dental claim form.

Please understand that dental insurance plans vary widely as to which procedures are covered, deductibles, limitations, and benefits/maximums paid. While we will make every effort to help you understand and estimate possible insurance benefits, we can never guarantee any estimate or insurance payment.

Any balances due for your treatment after insurance has paid are your responsibility. It is illegal within New York or any other state to waive co-payments or to adjust patient balances after the carrier has paid its share.

Insurance claims not paid or processed by our carrier within 60 days of our billing them become the responsibility of the patient and are due at that time.

Personal Payments

We know that the cost of dental treatment is a great concern for many of our patients. It is our office policy to always advise you of any fees and alternatives to treatment before your work is started. For your convenience, personal payments due can be made by cash, personal check, ATM/ Debit cards, Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express. Our office also participates with “Care Credit” which may allow you to make extended payments with low or no interest.


CareCredit is a third-party financing company whose purpose is to provide you and your family with no-interest payment plans with low monthly payments. We welcome you to contact our dental office in Poughkeepsie, New York, today to learn more and to schedule your next visit with our dentist.