Dental Patient Resources
What to Expect at Your First Visit and More
Before your first visit you will need to complete our registration forms. Our forms are all available online so that you can complete them at home at your convenience. Please be sure to have your forms completed prior to your 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
- Preprogrammed 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.