You are required to pay any Copayments listed in Schedule A. Copayments are paid directly to the Dentist who provides treatment. Charges for broken appointments (unless notice is received by the Dentist at least 24 hours in advance or an emergency prevented such notice) and charges for visits after normal visiting hours are listed in Schedule A.
In the event that we fail to pay a Contract Dentist, you will not be liable to that Dentist for any sums owed by us. If you have not received preauthorization for treatment from an Out-of-Network Dentist, and we fail to pay that Out-of-Network Dentist, you may be liable to that Dentist for the cost of services. For further clarification, see Emergency Services and Specialist Services.