How do I schedule an appointment for an initial exam?
If you or your family member can benefit from a dental visit, please call us at (209) 524-4763 or send us an e-mail. When you call to schedule your appointment, our front office staff will request some basic information from you.
What will happen at the initial examination appointment?
Upon arriving for your first time at our office, each patient will be seen by the staff and doctor who will explain everything about our office to you and give you an initial exam. We will take X-rays to allow us to make a proper diagnosis. The doctor will then complete a brief but thorough exam.
How much do different treatments cost? Are financing options available?
It’s hard for us to say how much any one treatment will cost you personally before we have a chance to check with your insurance or work out a cash price. We work with almost all insurance providers and we do give discounts for cash payments and for senior citizens. We will let you know the exact cost and financial options when you call us, and if you require an exam to diagnose a problem, we will let you know at the exam. We have many financing options available to accommodate your needs, and we will review these with you. We will also review your insurance policy and help to maximize your benefit and file your claims.
How often should I schedule appointments?
Appointments are scheduled according to each patient’s needs. Most patients should come in for a general cleaning and checkup every 6 months. If there are specific situations that require more frequent monitoring, we will schedule appointments accordingly.
Can I schedule all of my appointments after school or work?
Unfortunately, we cannot schedule all appointments for students during those hours. However, unlike most dentists, we are open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and we do come in for emergencies at other times as well. We will make a sincere effort to meet your scheduling needs.
Can I drop my child off for an appointment?
Yes. We understand your busy schedule, and we are happy to help you make the most of your time. On some occasions, we may request to speak with a parent when they return, so we ask that parents check in with the scheduling coordinator before dropping off their child.
What is an emergency appointment?
How are those handled? If you are in extreme pain or if you’ve been in an accident and have cracked or missing teeth, you should call our office. If you require an emergency appointment, we will set aside time for you as soon as we can.