you currently accepting new patient? Yes,
Do you accept my insurance? We accept
and work with all insurance companies and policies. This does not
mean that your insurance will cover you if you come to our office
for treatment. Some policy will only provide coverage if you go
to a specific dentist. For more information on insurances, click
the insurance link in the left column of this page.
Do you treat children? Yes. Some
children however may require special care and if needed they will
be referred to a pediatric dentist. For information on your child's
first dental visit click on the link in the left column of this
page. The American Dental Association has several instructional
videos online that can help you educate your children in proper
dental hygiene, click here.
Are Store Bought Bleaching Systems safe? Yes.
However they are not as effective as the bleaching systems that
are available at your dentist's office. These solutions are not
as potent as the solutions your dentist can provide, which require
dental supervision. For this reason you will not get as good of
results. For more information on bleaching or whitening click on
the Cosmetic Dentistry link in the left column of this page.
Does the doctor do Root Canals? Yes.
The doctor believes in trying to provide the best care possible
without referring a patient to other doctors all over town. There
will, however, always be special cases that require a referral to
a Endodontist. To learn more about Root Canal procedures click on
the link in the left column of this page.
Does the doctor do Orthodontics? Yes.
Our office offers several different types of orthodontic procedures,
including the Invisalign method. Severe cases will probably require
a referral to an Orthodontist. There is a link in the left column
of this page which provides more information on Orthodontics.
How long can I safely wait before seeing a
dentist, if I am experiencing dental pain? You should never
wait. Even if the pain subsides or goes away the problem has not.
If you are experiencing pain then you have a problem that requires
immediate attention. Waiting will only make your situation worse.
If you were experiencing chest pain, would you be asking about seeing
Does the doctor do Dentures? Yes.
There is a link in the left column of this page that explains more
Does your office handle secondary insurance?
We do not file secondary insurance claims, but we will
provide everything needed for you to file a secondary insurance
claim and provide any requested information to the insurance company.
We stopped filing secondary insurance claims when insurance companies
started practicing 'coordination of
What if I do not have insurance? We
work with our patients that do not have insurance and can arrange
some sort of payment plan.
How will I know what my dental visit is going
to cost me? Regular checkup visits are usually covered
fully by insurance. For any follow-up visits the estimated co-pay
is printed at the bottom of your Walkout Statement,
next to the appointment time and date. We sent out a Billing
Statement once a month that shows all dental services provided,
insurance payments and personnel payments for the last 45 days.
Any amounts not covered by insurance and amount due are printed
at the bottom of these statements.
What is a 'Pre-existing Condition'?
This is a term used by dental insurance companies to describe a
dental condition that existed prior to your dental coverage effective
date and thus is ineligible for dental benefits. An example would
be if you had a tooth extracted years ago (prior to your effective
date) and now you decide to fix this problem with a bridge. The
problem being fix by placement of a bridge is a pre-existing condition.