We provide the high level of individualized care and attention that our patients deserve, and that parents expect (and appreciate!) Dr. Robbins is committed to spending the extra time with patients, moms, dads, (and sometimes, even grandparents) that many other dental practices no longer provide consistently.
Security of Patient Information
Our office complies with the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information (“Privacy Rule”), a set of national standards for the protection of certain health information. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued the Privacy Rule to implement the requirement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). The Privacy Rule standards address the use and disclosure of individuals’ health information—called “protected health information” by organizations subject to the Privacy Rule. As an additional protection of patient privacy, we have implemented a Non-Disclosure Agreement with all members of our staff.
We utilize a secure e-mail system for communication and electronic transfer of protected health information. This system includes secure, third-party e-mail servers, individual, password-protected e-mail accounts (free for patients), and automatic 128-bit encryption of all covered information.
We always strive to accomodate busy parents and kids with full schedules. Our foremost concern is to ensure that your child receives all the attention that he or she deserves. We rely upon our professional knowledge and years of experience to determine the optimal time of day for particular kinds of appointments, such as initial patient visits, routine check-ups, or operative procedures. When scheduling appointments, we take into account not only your calendar, but also, such factors as whether or not your child may be tired after a long day at school (making an early-in-the-day visit less stressful); how much time is needed to perform and/or recover from an operative procedure, and whether the office is likely to be especially busy, due to school vacations and holidays. We will do our best to meet your scheduling needs, and will always make special efforts for emergencies.
What About Emergencies?
If your child has an accident, a fall, or a sports-related injury involving the mouth, or a condition, such as oral swelling and redness, or a toothache, and/or symptoms such as oral discomfort, pain, bleeding, oozing, difficulty opening/closing the mouth/talking/chewing/swallowing; broken teeth or potentially broken bone; or any oral/facial swelling, with our without fever, call our main office phone number (310-552-4864) to describe the incident or condition to a member of our staff, and seek advice and instructions for appropriate care, including, if indicated, an emergency visit to our office, or referral to an appropriate specialist, or the nearest emergency care facility. After hours, including nights and weekends, you may call our main office number, to receive recorded instructions, including how to get in contact with Dr. Robbins, or the on-call pediatric dentist within our emergency-call group. In the event of serious or life-threatening injury, call 911.
Fee for Service and Direct Insurance Reimbursement
To enable Dr. Robbins and staff to dedicate as much time as possible to patient care, we operate a fee-for-service practice. We accept all major credit cards, checks, or cash. We do not accept assignment of insurance in lieu of payment.
Although we do not contract with any dental insurance providers, we provide you a completed insurance reimbursement claim form upon check-out. All you need to do is sign the form and submit it to your dental insurance provider, so that your claim can be processed by your provider and reimbursement, if applicable, can be made directly to you, by your insurance provider.
Appointment Cancellation and Missed Appointments We dedicate our appointment times to our patients. For a personal touch, we make pre-appointment phone calls and mail postcards in advance to remind all of our patients about their upcoming appointments. We require 24 hours advance notice by telephone (310-552-4864) of appointment cancellations.
Hila Robbins, D.M.D., Inc.
10231 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. B, Los Angeles, CA 90067 / Tel 310.552.4864 / Fax 310.552.4863