Your first visit at a new dental office will set the tone for your future dental experiences. Dr. Gizachew and the rest of our team are determined to make your first impression a positive one! Read over the page below to learn more about what happens during an initial appointment and take note of anything you might need to do to prepare ahead of time. If you have any questions, you can always give our dental office a call.
After you’ve completed the check in process, we’ll give you a brief tour of our dental office before moving forward with a thorough examination and cleaning. Our goal is to get a clear picture of your oral health and any concerns that require immediate attention. We’ll share our findings with you and describe your options for treatment so that we can work with you to create a long-term plan. The last step is to discuss the financial details of your care at the front desk.
The forms provided during your initial visit give us important context about the state of your mouth and your overall health, and they’ll tell us what to look out for during your initial checkup. It does take time to fill out the necessary paperwork, but if you’re looking to save time, you can download the forms right here and fill them out at home. If you bring them with you to your appointment, you can often save about 20 minutes in our waiting room.
Dental insurance gives many patients who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford dental care a way to cut down their out-of-pocket costs. Our dental office is in-network with multiple plans, and we’re open to accepting out-of-network carriers as well. Before you schedule your first appointment, we encourage you to call us with your insurance information so that we can explain your benefits to you. Our team members have plenty of experience working with insurance companies and will gladly handle the necessary paperwork to help you save money.
We don’t want our patients to avoid necessary preventive care just because they don’t have dental insurance. That’s why we offer a membership plan as an alternative! You can choose between our Silver, Gold, and Platinum membership options depending on your needs. Every plan will significantly reduce your dental fees for all services with no need to worry about annual maximum, deductibles, or age limits. If you’re interested, give our dental office a call today to learn more of the details.
Some patients may not have dental insurance, or they might need a type of care that isn’t covered by their policy. In these situations, we might suggest CareCredit financing. The cost of your treatment will be broken into smaller, more easily manageable payments. You can choose from multiple low-to-no interest plans so that your payments fit into your monthly budget. Start the process of applying for CareCredit and selecting a plan by following the link below.