Your First Visit
At your first visit, we will review your medical and dental history and perform a comprehensive examination. The examination will include an oral cancer screening, cavity detection, periodontal (gum) exam, evaluation of the bite and screening for jaw joint problems. We will do a cosmetic evaluation and discuss your concerns and desires related to your dental appearance. X-rays and study casts of your mouth, if indicated, will be taken at this time. If treatment needs are not complex, we will discuss our findings and possible solution options for you at this visit. For more complex treatment recommendations, we may ask you to reschedule for a second consult visit with the doctor.
At Chesheim Dental Associates, we want our patients to look forward to their visits, so we offer a variety of patient comforts to make every appointment enjoyable, including:
- FREE WiFi
- Computer Games for the children
- Pre-programmed iPods
- Noise Canceling Headphones
- Hot Towels
- Warm, Soft Blankets
- Neck Pillows
You may feel so relaxed and pampered during your visit, you may never want to leave!
Our goal is to provide the best possible dental care for each person in a way which respects the individual needs of the friends we call patients. Clear financial arrangements play an important role in our ability to allow our patients to attain good dental health. The following financial options are offered.
Payment at the Time of Service: We accept cash, checks or credit cards at the time of the appointment. If treatment will extend for several visits, you may pay a portion of the total fee at each visit, with payment-in-full on the last visit.
Extended Financing Option: As a service to our patients, we are pleased to offer CareCredit (www.carecredit.com), the nation’s leading dental payment plan. CareCredit has several payment plans to meet every financial need, including interest-free and low-interest options, each with low monthly payments and no upfront costs. It’s easy to apply and you will receive an online decision in seconds. Apply online by clicking on the button below, or speak to our office manager for more details.
Patients with Insurance Coverage
Dental insurance pays only a portion of the total treatment charge. The portion that the patient pays (Deductible and Co-Payment) can be handled according to the Payment Options outlined above. Our office will gladly file all necessary claims on the patient’s behalf. Certain insurance companies will not send payments to our office but will send them to patients. In those situations, patients will pay for their services according to the options above and will be reimbursed directly by their carriers to the extent they allow.
Patients are always responsible for keeping their account current regardless of any dental insurance coverage.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our compassionate Doctors and staff are here to give you the most comfortable dental visit each time we see you. We can offer you music, headphones, blankets, pillows, Oraquix topical numbing, and nitrous oxide (laughing gas). We strive to be certain that your consistently positive experience to our office encourages you to refer others to our practice!
Yes, our staff of Doctors includes our general dentists that are members of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry as well as our Board-Certified Periodontist that handles the needs of our patients requiring implant care. Our Doctors offer the latest innovations with minimally invasive treatment options.
Yes, we have designed our hours of operation to suit all ages. We offer early morning and early evening appointments.
Insurance companies cover preventive care and restorative procedures based on each individual plan. Upon your request, we are happy to submit pre-determinations to insurance companies in an effort to determine a more precise estimate.
Yes we do! Our whitening systems will meet the needs of even the darkest teeth colors. We offer in-office KOR Whitening for patients who have not had success in past experiences or for those who want their teeth white right away. We also offer a home whitening system to our patients, too. At-home whitening systems can achieve whitening within just two weeks!
I’ve been coming to Chesheim Dental Associates since the mid-80’s. A friend of mine who was very pleased with their experience and results recommended them to me. The care I received was exceptional, and I receive compliments on my smile all the time!