New Patient Information
We are honored that you have chosen our dental health care practice and we will strive in making your experience with us a pleasant and positive one. It is our mission to provide for your dental needs, as thoroughly and efficiently as possible. Complete oral health care comprises not only of the elimination of existing dental conditions, but the ultimate goal of prevention. Please allow us to take this opportunity to introduce our office protocols to you. Adult patients new to our office receive a thorough dental examination consisting of the following:
- Records of medical and dental history
- Necessary cavity detection radiographs (x-rays)
- Complete oral examination: charting of teeth & visual oral cancer screening
- Periodontal probing – evaluation for any gum disease
- Set of Intra-Oral pictures
- The requirements for children will vary according to age and condition.
Payment Plans can be arranged for extensive dental treatment cases. The no-interest payment plan must be discussed and arranged prior to the commencement of treatment. A detailed treatment plan estimate explaining the procedures and costs can be provided to you at your request.
If you have dental insurance, we will do our best to assist you in optimizing your dental insurance benefits. We will provide you with all necessary documentation for the services rendered and you will receive reimbursement directly from the insurance company. On your behalf we will electronically submit a dental claim form to your insurance company. If your insurance provider does not accept electronic claims, we will assist you in completing the necessary paper claim form. We are happy to prepare estimates of dental treatment needed to your insurance company.
Please note that your insurance plan is a contract between you and your insurance company. Your dentist is not responsible for any changes regarding your benefits. Due to the Privacy Act, dental insurance companies can refuse to provide information about your plan to dental offices. We will only recommend treatments that we feel are necessary for your continued dental care. Please be aware that dental insurance coverage helps you to cover your dental needs. It does not dictate your dental needs. Only your dentist can diagnose dental problems and recommend care based upon those needs.