Your new patient experience will be totally thorough, whether you require minimal or extensive dental interventions.
There are four possible new appointment types, and when you call to schedule your first appointment, we’ll determine which is best for you. Here are the possible types:
Extensive oral exam:
This option takes an hour and thirty minutes. One of our doctors will ask you all about your dental and medical history, your current concerns, condition, and goals. In an extensive oral exam, we will take measurements and make evaluations based on your mouth’s current condition. After Dr. Sosa or Dr. McLaughlin has collected all the measurements and x-rays necessary, they will either discuss your treatment options with you on the same day, or ask you to return at a later time for a more in-depth consultation, allowing them time to review and study your dental health needs.
Initial exam and cleaning:
This option takes two hours and thirty minutes. You’ll meet with our hygienist first, and she will review your oral health concerns. She will also take x-rays and perform a screening for gum disease. If you have gum disease, we will ask you to return for a full and deep cleaning to combat the infection. Once the hygienist is through, one of our doctors will do a full evaluation based on your mouth’s condition. Dr. Sosa or Dr. McLaughlin will either discuss your treatment options with you on the same day, or ask you to return at a later time for a more in-depth consultation so that they have time to review and study your dental health needs.
If you have pain in your jaw joints, your face, your neck, or your shoulder, this exam may be right for you. For an hour and thirty minutes, Dr. McLaughlin or Dr. Sosa will make a thorough examination of your jaw, complete necessary x-rays, and ask you a host of questions regarding your dental and physical health history. Dr. McLaughlin or Dr. Sosa may review your treatment options with you following the exam, or they may call you back at a later time for an in-depth consultation so that they honor your trust with adequate time, and also so they have the opportunity to review and study your jaw joint.
Maybe you’re the kind of person who does not call the dentist unless there’s a dental emergency. If so, don’t worry. No judgement. We will take such excellent care of you that we’re sure you’ll want to continue your treatment. Our doctors will offer an immediate solution to your problem, and then invite you back for a more complete examination and treatment plan. Emergency visits may result in a referral to a specialist.
We like for all our patients to receive and complete new-patient forms before their scheduled appointment. This ensures we are ready and prepared for you! Please call our office or send us a message to schedule your first appointment. Once scheduled, you may receive these forms via email. You may also download and print them at the link below, or receive them by regular mail. Please complete all forms and submit them two days after your appointment is scheduled. We look forward to getting to know you and are happy to answer all of your questions.
Insurance & Financing
We make your health and beauty such a priority that we offer lots of payment and financing options.
Cash, Check, Money Order:
If you pay in full on or before the first day of your treatment, we apply a 5% courtesy fee discount.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
We are a PPO provider for Guardian, Cigna, United Health, and Delta Premiere. We will process insurance for most other insurance companies. It’s important to us to help you get the most out of your dental benefits, so we will accept payment from them.
If we file on your behalf and your insurer hasn’t made payment within 90 days, or if your insurer does not cover the full cost of a service, the balance due is your responsibility.
Through CareCredit, our uninsured patients may be eligible for interest-free payments for periods of 6 and 12 months. CareCredit is a flexible healthcare credit card that you can use to cover the cost of treatment, your co-payment or co-insurance, or deductibles. Click HERE to go directly to our CareCredit application.