The undersigned hereby authorizes the Doctor to take radiographs, study models, photographs, or any other diagnostic aids deemed appropriate by the Doctor to make a thorough diagnosis of the patient's dental needs. I also authorize the Doctor to perform any and all forms of treatment, medication and therapy that may be indicated. I also understand the use of anesthetic agents embodies a certain risk. I understand that my dental insurance is a contract between me and the insurance carrier, and not between the insurance carrier and the Doctor and that I am still fully responsible for all dental fees. These fees are due and payable at the time services are rendered unless prior financial arrangements have been made. I also assign all insurance benefits to the Doctor. Any payments received by the Doctor from my insurance coverage will be credited to my account, or refunded to me if I have paid the dental fees incurred. Furthermore, I am aware of the 24 hour cancellation policy and understand that any missed or canceled appointments without ample notice will incur a reserved time fee. In the event my account is referred to a collection agency or attorney I will be responsible for any reasonable collection fees and/or legal fees.