Welcome to our office! We are pleased that you have decided to become a part of our practice and are looking forward to caring for your dental health.
Our office philosophy is built on two strong foundations. The first of these is to provide you with extremely high quality dental care. The second is to form a relationship in which you can be knowledgeable about your dental health, can feel comfortable asking questions, and can make informed decisions concerning your dental care.
If you would like our staff to process your dental insurance claims for you, please be sure to bring claim forms and all pertinent insurance information to the office at your initial appointment, as well as whenever there have been any changes to your dental insurance plan. In many cases, we may be able to submit your claims to your insurance company electronically.
Please remember that your insurance coverage depends on the policy agreement between you (or your employer) and the insurance company. Also be aware that your insurance coverage may only pay a portion of the services rendered. Any insurance payments will be credited to your account you will be responsible for any deductibles, co-payments and rejections by your insurance company. Our staff will assist you in any way that they can in answering questions about your dental insurance.
No Insurance? No Problem
We offer flexible financing options through CareCredit. Please inquire at our office for more information.
Our doctors schedule emergency time daily. It is helpful to all if you call with any emergency as early in the day as possible.
Our office reserves specific time for your appointments, as we recognize everyone’s time is valuable. We confirm all appointments, whenever possible. If you are unable to keep an appointment, we appreciate 48 hour notice so we may offer the time to others.
We believe the best way to keep you healthy is with regular preventive dental care. Staying on a regular recall schedule is an investment in maintaining your dental health.
Your Initial Appointment
At your first appointment, we like to gather as much information about you as possible. This includes your previous dental and medical histories, any current problems you may be experiencing, and your goals of dental treatment. We will then conduct a comprehensive examination, including an oral cancer screening, periodontal evaluation, and a thorough evaluation of your teeth, including any existing dental work. A determination will then be made if any x-rays are necessary. Utilizing our state-of-the-art digital sensors, designed to reduce your exposure by 75%, we will take the x-rays which are necessary for properly diagnosing any hidden problems which cannot be seen otherwise. In some cases, it is necessary to take study models of your teeth as well as photographs to aid us in properly treatment planning your dental care.
We will then discuss with you our findings, and based on your input and desired treatment goals, an ideal treatment plan will be developed. In most instances, there are several treatment options and these will be discussed with you. In some cases, it is necessary to have you return for a brief treatment presentation.
In order to reduce additional billing costs and maintain reasonable fees, we request that payment for treatment be made at the time of the visit. Financial arrangements for extensive treatment can, of course, be made and discussed prior to starting treatment.