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What should I expect at my first visit?

At your first visit you will receive a thorough cleaning, and an examination by the dentist. X-rays will be taken. You will able to address any questions or concerns you have with the doctor.

Why are dental x-rays needed?

X-rays help us gather the necessary information we need to diagnose and recommend the best treatment. They show us cavities between the teeth, defective fillings and crowns, bone loss, infection and abscesses around the teeth.

Is the office compliant with infection control?

Yes, absolutely. We follow strict guidelines set by OSHA and the ADA. All instruments used are autoclaved and all surfaces are disinfected after each patient.

At what age should my child become a patient?

We suggest that age three is a good start for professional dental cleanings and exams. We recommend that you bring your child to your dental cleaning to show them there is nothing to fear and that the dental office is a fun place to visit!

How safely can I whiten my teeth?

There are several different methods to whiten teeth, all are extremely safe. We offer professional in-office bleaching and take-home bleaching trays with instructions. Touch-up kits are also available. Together we can decide the treatment right for you.

Why do I need a crown?

A crown, also referred to as a cap is a covering of the entire tooth. It is needed when a large portion of the tooth is lost to decay or fracture. Crowns are also recommended on teeth that have had root canal treatment. This provides strength to the tooth.

What is an implant?

A dental implant is a titanium cylinder that is surgically placed in the patient’s bone to replace a missing tooth. Once healed, a crown is then placed on the hardware. The process takes several months to complete and will be fully explained by the doctor at your consult appointment.

Is there emergency coverage when the office is closed?

Dr. Davis & Dr. King share the on-call duties when our office is closed. We ask that you call our office at 383-3960 to hear instructions on who to contact. Please speak clearly if leaving a message. It is important that you leave your name and your phone number. They will contact you as soon as possible.

What Insurance Companies do you participate with?

We currently participate with Delta Dental, United Concordia, APA Partners, and Humana. Our participation with your plan guarantees that you will receive the best possible benefit.

What if you don’t participate with my insurance?

We have many patients with many different insurance companies that we have no contract with. We ask that you be sure that your policy allows benefits to a non-participating provider. Once this is established, we will be happy submit your claims for processing. For many services the difference in reimbursement is minimal and our patients value the excellent care we provide enough to make up the difference. We hope you’ll feel the same.

Can I know what to expect with regard to my financial responsibility for treatment?

We are happy to send pre-treatment requests to your insurance company for a better idea of what they will pay. This is not a guarantee of payment. We do ask you to pay an estimated co-payment when services are rendered. This estimate is based on our fee schedule and not your insurance company’s. At times there can be a big differential. Many insurance plans pay only for amalgam or silver fillings on posterior teeth. We do not use amalgam. If you are concerned, please consider the pre-authorization process.

What payment options are available?

Our office accepts cash, personal checks, MasterCard, Visa and Discover. We are also pleased to offer low or no interest payment plans through Care Credit. It’s easy to apply. The application can be completed and processed from this website, in the privacy of your own home.

Do I need to bring dental forms?

No. This is not necessary. In many cases claims are submitted electronically. Other claims are sent on our standardized and universally accepted ADA forms. We process all your claims free of charge. Please keep in mind that you are responsible for the payments of our fees in full, regardless of your insurance coverage or payment.

I have more questions, can I call you?

Our goal is to assist you in making informed decisions regarding your dental health. We are happy to answer any questions you might have, please give us a call.