Thank you for choosing our office for your dental care. We hope you find our office to be a comfortable environment where you and your family feel confident in the dental care you receive. For new dental patients, we provide a $75 special, which includes an initial examination, a routine cleaning, and x-rays.
Your First Visit
At your first dental visit, we want to get to know you and your dental history, so we can develop a treatment plan that meets your needs. Please bring any available panoramic X-rays taken within the past six months and your dental insurance card, if you have one. This will help us estimate your costs.
Your First Dental Exam
Your first dental exam will take about an hour. Your dentist will do a complete checkup, and will usually involve taking X-rays and cleaning your teeth. Dental X-rays help your dentist see problems with your teeth, gums, bite, or jaw, as well as signs of oral cancer or dental disease. This full exam will help your dentist assess any dental problems you have and recommend treatments. Please ask questions. We want to talk to you about your dental care.
Your appointments are essential for your treatment, as they allow you to meet with the doctor and receive care without interruption. To ensure that everyone has a fair chance to be seen, please arrive on time for your appointment. If you are more than 15 minutes late, we may need to reschedule. To cancel an appointment, please provide at least 24 hours’ notice. We understand that unexpected events can happen, but we appreciate your cooperation in respecting everyone’s time.
At our office, we’re dedicated to helping you get the most from your insurance. However, due to the complexity of insurance contracts, we can only estimate your coverage in good faith and cannot guarantee it. Please let us know if your insurance coverage changes. Your estimated patient portion is due at the time of service. As a courtesy, we will bill insurance companies for services. However, if claims are not paid within 60 days, you are responsible for the balance. Our friendly staff is always available to answer your questions.
We strive to provide affordable, high-quality care that fits your budget. Your treatment plan will include a detailed breakdown of all fees, and we will inform you of all costs before treatment begins. We offer a variety of payment options to meet your needs.
At Howes Family Dentistry, we believe that open communication is essential for good dental care. We will always be honest and upfront with you about your diagnosis, treatment options, and any potential risks or complications. We will also discuss any alternative treatments that may be available, and we will refer you to a specialist if necessary. Our goal is to help you keep your smile beautiful and your teeth, gums, and jaw joints healthy!