Your First Visit
We are 100% committed to making your visit to our office as comfortable and as easy as possible.
At Healthy Smiles of East Cobb, we want to make your dental visit as comfortable and efficient as possible. We know that your time is valuable and we strive to accommodate you at all times. Here are a few helpful tips to help streamline your visit with us!
Step 1: Complete New Patient Forms
Complete our patient forms on-line or print them, complete them and bring them with you to your appointment. This will expedite things upon arrival. Please bring a list of any current medications you are taking.
Step 2: Bring Any Insurance Information
Please bring any pertinent information regarding your dental insurance with you to your dental appointment. We will gladly file any dental insurance claims on your behalf as a courtesy to you.
Step 3: Arrive at least 15 Minutes Before Your Appointment
Arriving early for your dental appointment helps us to address any issues with your dental insurance and/or medical history prior to your appointment time with the dentist or hygienist.
Step 4: Prepare Any Questions in Advance
Bring a list of questions or concerns you may have for the dentist or dental hygienist. This will help create a more thorough consultation, prevent any missing information and help us address your concerns properly.
Step 5: Relax, You Are in Good Hands…
Our friendly dental team will welcome you to our office. If your appointment is with the dental hygienist, she will clean and polish your teeth, conduct a full examination and take x-rays. Afterward, the dentist will be consulted to check x-rays and conduct an additional examination of your teeth for signs of decay, check your gums for changes and other signs of oral cancer or disease.
After the checkup is complete, the doctor will meet with you to discuss your X-Rays and recommendations to improve your overall dental health. If additional treatment is required, you will be presented with a treatment plan and an estimate. We’ll schedule your next appointment for preventive care or for a respective procedure from your treatment plan.
A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18 years of age.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to treatment (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, joint replacement, etc.).
Also, please let us know if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.) Or if you require medication prior to dental cleanings (i.e antibiotics for pre-med.)
New Patient Specials
New patients only. Offers cannot be combined. Please contact us for more information.
Insurance and Payment Options
We have several payment options to make your dental care accessible.
Patients with Dental Insurance
Traditional insurance is welcome and accepted at our practice.
We are in-network with traditional dental PPO insurances and will gladly file claims on your behalf.
Please call our office for a complimentary Benefits Consultation.
Please note, we DO NOT accept Medicaid or Medicare.
Dental insurance is designed to help reduce your out-of-pocket dental expenses and there will usually be some sort of out-of-pocket expense that you will be expected to pay at the time of service. Reimbursement levels are determined by your insurance provider and generally do not take into account up-to-date regional data in determining the reimbursement level. Additionally, there is no regulation regarding how insurance companies determine reimbursement and insurance companies are not required to disclose how they determine these levels. Insurance companies do not guarantee payment on claims and reserve the right to make payments based on their estimation of “Usual and Customary Rates.”
We will file your insurance claims, track your claims, follow-up on delayed claims, and help deal with insurance family plans. We want to help you maximize your benefits and will provide digital dental X-rays and a written diagnostic report should your insurance company have any questions about the services provided. We submit claims electronically, allowing for faster and more secure data transmission.
Please provide our staff with your insurance information when you call our office so that we can take over the hassle of dealing with the insurance companies. Also, make sure to bring your identification card and your insurance card to the office when you come in for your visit.
No Insurance? Ask About Our In-House Dental Plan!
We know that many people avoid going to the dentist because they do not have dental insurance. We want to fix that. Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is more important than ever, as evidence has shown a linkage between gum disease and more serious health problems. Our in-house dental plan is an affordable option for you to receive the consistent dental care that you need. Please call for details!
We are pleased to offer Carecredit® Healthcare Financing. Carecredit provides interest free* financing for your dental care.
Care Credit is a healthcare credit card designed for your health, beauty, and wellness needs. It’s a way to pay for the costs of many treatments and procedures and allows you to make convenient monthly payments over a fixed period of time.
With shorter term 0% interest financing options of 6 and 12 months and extended term reduced APR financing for up to 60-months on purchases with co-signers allowed, CareCredit is a great option for financing your dental needs when you make the minimum monthly payments and pay the full amount due by the end of the promotional period. CareCredit helps make care possible… today!
* Subject to approval.
Out of Pocket Payments
We accept cash, debit cards, and most major credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express).
The link above will enable you to download and complete any new patient forms prior to your visit.