Frequent Questions

Services

What kind of work do you do?
Everything. Pretty much: Routine cleanings, exams, x-rays, fillings, dentures, crowns, and extractions.

Plus, we also do cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics and other advanced procedures including: tooth-colored braces, clear aligners, root canals, implants, whitening, veneers, you name it.

See our complete list of services here.
Do you work with young children?
Yes! We're delighted to work with children from infants on up.

We strive to create a lasting positive dental experience for every child and to give them and their parents the necessary skills and information to have a lifetime of optimal dental health. Every child is unique and we cater each visit to their specific ability and comfort level.

Our office was designed with children’s needs in mind - we have age appropriate activities, educational dental content along with children's movies and shows in our waiting area and operatories.

Technology

Digital X-Rays
Get the safest X-rays available – our digital X-rays reduce radiation exposure by 80%. We can also view the X-rays instantaneously from our flat screen computer monitors at every treatment chair.
Computer Guided Surgery
Computer guided surgery utilizes 3D imaging to plan the placement of dental implants according to the end result. By visualizing the patient’s anatomy on a three dimensional level prior to the surgery we can plan and envision the final outcome before ever starting. This helps take the guess work out of positioning single or multiple implants during surgery. In most cases a tooth can also be made to replace the missing space that day.
Intra-oral Camera
You can see exactly what your doctor is talking about with our intra-oral camera. From the pictures you can see the effects of decay, broken teeth or cracks, and better understand what we’re working on.
Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen Sedation (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide is often a good choice for cases of mild to moderate dental phobia. The gas is administered through a mask that fits over your nose, and many patients find that their nervous feelings dissipate quickly, replaced by sensations of relaxation and contentment.

Best of all, once we've completed your treatment and removed the mask, you will be completely back to normal in a matter of minutes, meaning that you can go back to work, run errands, and even drive after leaving our office.

Insurance

How does dental insurance work?
Great question. Insurance companies determine how much they will reimburse for every service -- usually 50 - 100% of the cost -- and every practice sets their own prices. If you're curious about what your out-of-pocket expenses will be, we're always happy to contact your insurance to help you find out.
Do you accept my insurance?
If you’ve got a PPO plan from Aetna, Ameritas, Anthem, Blue Cross, Cigna, Delta, Guardian, Lincoln, Metlife, Principal, or United Concordia we’ve got you. We’re out-of-network for many insurances but with any of these we can file the claim for you.
What are my options if I don't have insurance?
We'd suggest purchasing an insurance plan that is HSA-compatible (also known as a health spending account; money spent on services is all tax deductible and withdrawals are tax-free). Another option would be to plan, budget, and pay out-of-pocket for your visit.
What about individual plans?
We get asked this a lot: whether it’s worthwhile to purchase dental insurance as an individual. We haven't found one we recommend (yet). Currently they come with long waiting periods and restrictions. We're staying informed and will let you know if something emerges that meets our standards.