What to Expect at Your First Visit
Welcome to Our Office!
Thank you for choosing our office for all your dental needs. During your first visit, our objective is to get to know you better, to become familiar with your past dental experiences and to establish a treatment plan that will best meet your current desires. When you arrive for your first visit, please be prepared to complete all insurance and health information forms.
Also, please assist us by providing the following information:
- Any X-ray taken within the past year.
- If you have dental insurance, please bring your insurance card. This will enable us to give you a cost estimate.
During your first visit, your doctor will perform a thorough exam. X-rays will be taken when needed, allowing your doctor to examine your mouth for teeth decay, periodontal problems, jaw problems and any signs of oral cancer.
These diagnostic records will help your doctor provide an evaluation outlining any existing dental problems and proposed treatment. We encourage you to ask questions. We’ll be glad to discuss any concerns you may have.
Payment is expected when services are rendered. In order to focus on our patients’ needs, customer service and minimizing costs, we do not bill.
We accept the following payments:
Cash or Checks
Credit and Debit Cards
In Office Dental Plan
What is the In Office Dental Plan?
We are pleased to now offer an in-office benefit plan for our patients to help make your dental needs affordable. This plan can cover most all of your preventive dental needs for the year.
For some, this can be a large savings and may be a better option than what might be offered as traditional dental insurance. If you or someone you know owns a small business, this is an affordable option to offer employees.
With this plan, each person covered would receive the following benefits:
- 1st Visit Comprehensive Exam
- Periodic Exam (2 per year)
- Panoramic X-ray (every 3-5 years)
- Bitewing X-rays (1 set per year)
- One Emergency Exam and X-ray
- 2 Adult or 2 Child Healthy Mouth Cleanings per year
- 2 Fluoride Treatments per year for Children under age 13
In addition, those covered would receive discounts for any other desired or needed services including tooth colored fillings, crowns, dentures and partials, extractions, root canals, cosmetic dentistry and more.
Please note that this non-refundable plan is only valid at the office of Drs. Howard, Nicholas and Baburek.
What is CareCredit?
When unexpected emergencies occur, it is often accompanied by unexpected expense. Our office understands this and is able to make special arrangements through the CareCredit program. This program takes approximately 5 minutes to complete and application and will allow you to break down your payment into monthly installments. You can either apply at the office, where we will process the application online for immediate approval or you can apply yourself today here.
Details of CareCredit Include:
- Low Monthly Payments
- Interest Free for 6-12 Months, or more
- Quick Approval Process
- No Annual Fee
*Note: If the loan is not paid off in the Interest Free window, interest will occur beginning from the initial date of service. Minimum payments may not be enough to pay the loan during the interest free time period. Please adjust your payments accordingly to avoid interest fees.
We believe in open communication.
We believe that good dental care begins with open communication. We promise to speak candidly with you about our diagnosis and recommendations, any alternative treatments, and any symptoms present that may require treatment from a specialist. Working together, we can achieve a true partnership, with one common goal – keeping your smile beautiful and your teeth, gums and jaw joints healthy!