The First Visit
At your first visit, new patients are seen by one of the dentists for an exam. Depending on what kind of appointment is needed the exam would be for a specific area of concern or a full Comprehensive Oral Examination.
A Comprehensive Oral Examination can be compared to a yearly physical that is completed by your medical doctor; however, this exam is done every 3 to 5 years and focuses on your head, mouth, and neck. This exam is typically just over an hour depending on the extent of your dental and medical history as well as current condition. The exam covers all aspects of your oral health including your past and current medical history, dental history, as well as checking all teeth, gums, bone and muscles.
Cleanings are not booked at the same time as the Comprehensive Oral Examination because the doctor must assess that there are no health concerns that would impede this dental treatment. One example is patients who have had a knee replacement surgery require taking antibiotics prior to dental cleanings to prevent the chance of infection.
Payment is expected at the time of the appointment; we accept cash, debit, Visa or Mastercard.
If you have dental insurance, please bring your insurance information so we can submit the claim to the benefit provider on your behalf. The patient pays us at the time of the appointment and the insurance company will reimburse you.
We can provide you with estimates for any dental treatment you may require and send estimates to your benefits provider on your behalf. Your benefits provider will inform you of the coverage. It is your responsibility to inform us of your coverage; upon receiving the response from your insurance, contact our office to set up appointments for your dental treatment.