PAYMENT INFORMATION - YOU MUST COMPLETE AND SIGN AT BOTTOM
If you have Dental Insurance, Medicaid or CHP+ we will bill for services. If your child currenty receives dental care with a dentist, participation in Skippy is a duplication of those services and can result in denied insurance coverage for dental care.
The information on this page and the health history are correct to the best of my knowledge.
I agree and authorize Tri-County Health Network's (TCHNetwork) licensed dentist and dental hygienists to perform the following dental services as needed:
- Comprehensive Dental Exam
- Fluoride treatment
- Protective Sealants
- Free toothbrush, toothpaste and floss
- Education to your children about how to brush and floss
- Primary Restorative care:
- Interim Temporary Restorations (ITR)
ITRs halt the progression of cavities and provide dental cavity protection. They are used to stabilize dental cavities and prevent them from progressing to cause further decay and disease in a child’s mouth. They do not require local anesthetic, drills, or needles. The dentist uses a glass ionomer that releases fluoride and other minerals on the area that needs treatment, which then reduces the levels of bacteria in the site of decay and halts disease progression until full removal of dental caries is possible. Because glass ionomer and other bioactive materials releases minerals, it helps stimulate the tooth to naturally remineralize. ITRs can be used to treat multiple open carious lesions in a child’s mouth, and typically last from about six months to two years.
- Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)
SDF is a liquid antibiotic that can be applied to teeth with certain kinds of cavities or sensitivity. SDF kills the bacteria causing the cavity and strengthens that part of the tooth. It makes the cavity hard like concrete so the cavity does not get bigger and the tooth becomes less sensitive. Using SDF “buys time” to fix the cavities – especially if your child is young or anxious and cannot cooperate for fillings or crowns.
This medicine will stain the cavity dark black. The healthy parts of the tooth will not be stained. The black color indicates that the SDF is working. Stained areas can later be covered with fillings or crowns
- Health insurance enrollment assistance
I further understand that for the sustainability of the program, my insurance will be billed, if applicable. I request and authorize the release of any information on this form and acquired in the course of treatment for payment and referral purpose as deemed necessary by TCHNetwork. I also authorize TCHNetwork to submit claims to my insurance company on my behalf, and my insurance company to pay benefits directly to TCHNetwork, as applicable. Should any insurance payment be made directly to the insured for monies due on this account, I agree to immediately pay over these funds to TCHNetwork.
Electronic Signature Agreement:
The parties agree that this agreement may be electronically signed. The parties acknowledge that electronic signatures appearing on this agreement are the same as handwritten signatures for the purposes of validity, enforceability and admissibility.