Your New Patient Experience
Once you arrive, we will have you complete a series of new patient forms and have a private interview with Dr. Lee. We’ll learn more about you, the questions that you have about your care, and discuss your dental history.
As part of your comprehensive exam, we will assess your TMJ muscles, conduct an extensive oral cancer screening, perform an oral tour with our high definition camera, chart your existing restorations, screen for periodontal disease, and perform additional testing if necessary, such as Oral DNA or Biofilm assessment. Then we will take a series of radiographs and perform a cleaning, if appropriate. Finally, each one of our findings is reviewed with you.
Posted by Dr. Parker | San Bruno Family and Cosmetic Dentist on Friday, December 6, 2013
Should you need any treatment, we are happy to discuss the specific findings of your exam and weigh the various types of restorative or therapeutic options available. You’ll play a key role in the treatment planning process, as you view your images and radiographs directly alongside Dr. Lee. He will make a special effort to address specific problems such as toothaches or pain on the same day.
Download your new patient paperwork prior to your visit, and spend less time completing forms at your appointment!
Do you take my insurance?
We work directly with plans like Assurant, United Concordia and Aetna, minimizing the out of pocket expenses that our patients may incur related to their oral care. However, we are also happy to file claims on behalf of patients who have a plan we may not be in network with, such as Delta. This allows patients to be reimbursed directly.
How much does a crown cost?
The cost of your crown will depend on the type of material that is used. Most of our patients prefer porcelain crowns instead of gold (which can vary, due to the fluctuating prices of gold). Your crown price includes all lab charges, so you won’t be hit with additional fee surprises.
Can you see me today?
Absolutely. We try our hardest to get you in right away. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency or tooth pain, we will even try to treat the tooth on the very same day.
Is Financing Available?
Yes, we offer payment plans through CareCredit and Lending Club. We also offer an in-house Quality Dental Plan (QDP), which for one annual fee includes all routine preventive care visits and an additional 15% treatment discount.
What process is used to remove mercury?
Our mercury-safe removal process implements a European technique to reduce exposure to the toxins, as the old filling is broken apart. Dr. Parker utilizes isolation methods, contained oxygen delivery, and certain medications for the patient beforehand to reduce their exposure risk.
How much does TruDenta cost? Is it covered by insurance?
While it depends on individual diagnosis and insurance plans, in general, treatment cost can range from a couple hundred to several thousand dollars. Coverage depends on your insurance carrier and policy. Our practice offers flexible financing options to make TruDenta treatment affordable to everyone. Please call our office to schedule a consultation.