Costs & Billing
“There is hardly anything in the world that someone cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price alone are that person’s lawful prey. It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money — that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot — it can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.”
- John Ruskin, English social reformer
How are services billed?
In our practice, we apply the official Swiss "DENTOTAR®" tariff at a point value of CHF 1.10. Dentotar is based on calculations of the operating costs of Swiss dental practices. It enables transparent, comprehensible billing for patients, and reflects modern dentistry.
Thanks to its broad scale, Dentotar makes it possible to bill fairly for services provided, taking into account each patient's individual situation.
The following rates apply for social insurances:
LAA/AI/AM/LaMal: Dentotar CHF 1.- (Tariff 94 at CHF 3.10, where applicable)
Hospice général/SPC Genève: Dentotar CHF 0.85
How is billing and payment handled?
For new patients and occasional emergency appointments, we kindly ask you to pay on the spot. We accept cash, as well as the usual debit and credit cards (by card or telephone), with the exception of PostFinance Card.
Once you've become a loyal patient, we'll be happy to bill you for your treatments. Invoicing is done in stages, according to the phases and duration of treatment.
If necessary, don't hesitate to ask us for a payment arrangement, and we'll try to find a solution together.
Treatment plan and quotation
The type of treatment that is envisaged in your individual case defines the costs. We are transparent in this respect, to help you decide which services you would like to receive. Our fundamental aim is to ensure that our patients derive added value from their treatment. Once all the necessary exams have been carried out, and before any treatment begins, we will be happy to draw up a personalized quotation for your individual therapy.
Is it possible to draw up an estimate without a diagnosis?
The basis of a cost estimate is to know what medical services are required in your individual case. As a medical provider, we carry out treatments that have a direct impact on our patients' health. We are aware of this responsibility and take it very seriously. Please note, therefore, that in principle it is not possible to draw up a quotation without prior individual planning.