First off, we would like to thank you for considering us as your dental providers. At this time, we accept a large number of insurances, including most PPO plans, Medicaid, CHIP and some discount plans. We also work with uninsured patients and accept Visa, Mastercard, cash, personal checks and even CareCredit. Unfortunately, at this time, we are not contracted with any HMO plans, however we will still be glad to take care of you and your family. We are currently offering our new uninsured patients a complete exam and full set of x-rays for only $59! (Originally $138 value)
For those of you unfamiliar, CareCredit is a 3rd party credit company that offers very low interest rates for those who qualify to help out with health-related expenses. You can find our more information about their service at their website or even discuss your options with one of our office managers. Our office is even contracted with CareCredit to sign you up during your visit. It takes less than 5 minutes to fill out the paperwork and get approved!
As of early 2015, Crescent Dental now partners with Priority Dental Plan to pass on huge savings to our patients. More information can be found at their site, or if you have any questions, our team is more than willing to help you out! Just give us a call.
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Before the Appointment
On scheduling your first appointment, our staff will get a lot of important information from you. Generally we will do everything we can to get your insurance information from you prior to your visit, so this does not have to take up any time once you get to the office. You will also receive a call 2 days before your visit to confirm your appointment. For those of you who consider yourselves "techies", we have a pretty cool system to verify appointments by text or e-mail, but don't worry, you can "opt out" at any time.
At the Appointment
After signing in at your first visit, we will have some paperwork for you to fill out. There are a few forms, but if you prefer to fill them out before you get to your appointment, you can find them here.
While waiting to be called back, enjoy a cup of coffee from one of our Keurig machines or relax and enjoy a movie.
Next, you will be called to the back for a few x-rays. Typically, we will be taking a panoramic xray, a few bitewings (so we can see in between the teeth) and a couple of films of the roots of the teeth. X-rays are a very important part of the diagnosis stage for us. We generally need an updated set of radiographs every 6 months. If you are coming from another practice and have some recent ones, please feel free to bring that set with you too, however because we have completely digital records, we will still need to take our own so we can capture the highest quality radiographs possible. You will then be placed in an examination room for your consult with one of our doctors.
The examination with your doctor is your one-on-one time with us to figure out the state of your oral health. Togther, we will develop a treatment plan to get your mouth healthy and clean. With our high quality digital radiographs and intra-oral cameras, we will make sure we do our best to explain the state of your oral health in an understandable way. The last thing we want is for you to leave our office feeling like we are trying to take advantage of you. Understanding why and what we are doing is the only way we can establish your trust and that is very important to us!
After our office staff reviews your insurance benfits and crunches all of the numbers, they will go over all of the financials with you. At this time, they will discuss with you forms of payment and if you are interested, help you apply for CareCredit.
Same Day Treatment
We all know that when we go to the dentist, we generally get a cleaning. We try very hard to accomodate every new patient and make sure they get their cleaning if they need one. If our schedule allows it, many times we can actually go ahead and take care of some, if not all, of your dental needs. You may want to be prepared financially to go ahead and get started that day. We all have lives and most of us do not really enjoy rescheduling things to get in to the dentist, especially if we can get everything done in that first visit.
If our patient will be under 8 years old, we will also need this one:
Dental Risk Assessment (English/Spanish)
If the legal guardian will not be coming with the patient who is a minor, we will need the following filled out:
Non-Parental Consent Form