FAQs

1.) Are you accepting new patients?

Yes, we are always accepting new patients. There may be times that waiting times are longer than others but we want to meet you and help you with your dental needs.

2) Can you explain how dental insurance works?

Our office has a set fee for procedures. Your dental plan usually has a maximum plan allowance (MPA) for each procedure as well as percentage of what they will allow to pay (usually between 40-80%). Let’s see the math below:

In- network

Procedure 1:                                                            $117

Insurance Allowable Amount:                               $117

Insurance Coverage @ 100%:                 =             $117

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Patient Responsibility:                               =               $0 

Out-of- network

Procedure 1:                                                            $117

Insurance Allowable Amount:                               $100

Insurance Coverage @ 80%:  $100  x .8 =             $80       

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Patient Responsibility:                              =               $20

3.) Are you In-network with PPO’s?

We will be considered out-of-network for PPO plans. We are only in-network with Delta Dental Premier. You can still use your PPO insurance at our office. Before scheduling an initial appointment, we can help you check your insurance coverage. We also take care of the claim filing for you.

4.) I don’t have insurance. Should I buy dental insurance?

Dental work is expensive especially when you need to have major work done. Purchasing private dental insurance can be a huge waste of money if your plan doesn’t match your needs. On the other hand, we do not recommend buying an individual plan because they often have long wait periods and very little coverage for procedures.

5.) I’m self-employed. How can I get dental coverage?

We recommend our patients to look into an HSA-compatible health insurance. See if your medical/health insurance plan can be paired with a special kind of savings account also known as “Health Savings Account”. This account will let you pay for qualified medical, dental, vision expenses with tax-advantaged funds.

6.) Do you accept Care Credit or offer payment plans?

We do not accept Care Credit but we offer our own financing options tailored to fit most budgets.

7.) What is the cost of your services i.e. teeth cleaning, fillings, crowns, etc?

We’ve set our fees at

New Patient Exam – $100

Full-mouth X-rays – $154

Bitewing X-rays – $79

 

Composite Fillings:

–    1 Surface = $244

–    2 Surface = $309

–    3 Surface = $348

 

Porcelain Crowns – $1250

In-office Whitening – $475

8.) Do you treat children and when do I take my child to the dentist for the first check-up?

Yes, we do. We encourage parents to bring in their child just after his/her second birthday. Please click here for further info.

Any more questions? Please ask by calling us at (415) 775-8055 or by emailing us at [email protected]