How do I get started?
Option 1: New Patient Visit
Give us a try with a 60-minute new patient visit! The hygienist will clean your teeth and take initial x-rays. You will meet the dentist and decide the next steps for your care. Your second visit is usually with the dentist for priority treatment along with a comprehesive exam. An additional visit with the hygienist is sometimes needed if it's been a while since your last cleaning, or if gum disease requires additional maintenance.
Option 2: Free Consult
If you have some questions before starting any treatment, schedule a free 15-minute visit with the dentist to discuss your concerns or answer your questions. A full exam, x-rays, and cleaning can be done at a future visit when you're ready.
Do you take my insurance?
Yes, we accept most dental insurances! It is not required for treatment, but it definitely helps. Many plans pay 100% of exam, x-ray, and cleaning fees.
Insurance can be difficult and frustrating...for you AND for us!
Benefits are very different from patient to patient and are determined by the patient, the employer, and the insurance company. We will do our best to help you understand your benefits. We will also submit claims on your behalf as a courtesy to you. Please know that insurance can be unpredictable at times.
What is the difference between in-network and out-of-network?
"In-network" means the dental office has signed a contract to work with the insurance company at fees they site. These contracts may or may not be resigned from year to year.
For the patient, in- or out-of-network can sometimes make a big difference in your cost, and sometimes make no difference in your cost. It all depends on your particular policy. The only way to know for sure is check with your insurance company. It can be very confusing, so we are happy to assist you.
What if I don't have insurance?
No problem! Many of our patients are self-pay and do not use dental insurance. Our in-house preventative package covers your cleanings, x-rays, and exams for one annual fee, plus additional savings on other procedures. Give us a call to learn more!
What will it cost?
We believe in being up-front and honest with patients about cost. Here are examples of common out-of-pocket costs after insurance:
Filling: About $150 patient portion
Crown: About $650 patient portion
Implant: About $2500 patient portion
Extraction: About $125 patient portion
How can I pay?
We accept cash, personal check, and most major credit and debit cards. Patient portions can also be paid with pre-tax dollars using an FSA or "Flex Spending" account through your employer.
If you are a patient of record with a strong history of payment, we are happy to break balances into two or three payments from time to time.
Financing of larger balances can be handled through a health care line of credit, a personal credit card, or a third-party loan of your choosing.