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Is it legal for calif dds to require payment in advance for services?

Los Angeles, CA |

I asked for a denture reline and was asked for payment before the DDS would order the service.

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Yes, a private practitioner may set up any type of payment plans they is a business decision.

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Yes, especially when the dentist has to order supplies in order to treat you. YOu're free to shop around and not contract with this dentist for services if you don't like their policies.

I'm only licensed in CA. Please note that this answer does not constitute legal advice, and should not be relied on, since each state has different laws, each situation is fact specific, and it is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the facts and documents at issue. This answer does not create an attorney-client relationship.


Yes, it is entirely legal for the dentist to require payment in advance for such services.