Dr. Reed Ference is a Periodontist serving the Albany area for more than 25 years. Dr. Ference performed implant surgery for over 25 years, with over 5000 implants placed! He is also experienced in Gum Grafting, Bite Adjustment, Osseous Surgery and LANAP™ Laser Periodontal Procedures. Dr. Ference is a professional member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology and the Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Ference was awarded the NIH Research Training Grant award by the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. Professional Associations American Dental Association American Academy of Periodontology Academy of Osseointegration Awards & Accolades NIH Research Training Grant - University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine Office Hours Monday - Thursday: 8am - 5pm Fridays: By appointment Forms of Payment For your convenience, payments may be made with cash, personal check, and bank draft, Discover, Visa, or MasterCard. Financing through CareCredit available. Insurances Accepted Our insurance coordinators deal with many different insurance companies. Some companies offer many different dental and medical plans. These companies can change benefits, co-pays, and deductibles many times throughout the year. We do our best to provide you with accurate coverage estimates based on information available to us. At times, it is almost impossible to accurately estimate a patient's insurance co-payment. Many insurance companies will not give out fees until after the treatment is completed. Dealing with these companies can be difficult and time consuming. As a courtesy, we ask that you keep us informed of any change to your insurance. It is important that all information about you and your insurance is current. Although we will gladly file a claim on your behalf, you may wish to submit the claim yourself. In general, insurers process claims filed directly by patients faster than those filed by the service providers (dental offices). Further, most dental insurance policies are limited and often only pay for a portion of the procedure(s) that may need to be done.