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Policies

Thorough diagnosis

In order for us to help you attain a healthy mouth we need to do a thorough diagnosis, which consists of evaluating your health history and how that impacts your oral health. We evaluate your previous dental work and the state of your teeth and gums. Digital radiographs (90% less radiation) are taken and an intra oral camera is used to investigate and show you the condition of your mouth. We always do a soft tissue and oral cancer screening.

Not all dental work is created equal

It is often times difficult to hear that the prior dental work in your mouth is failing. This scenario is not uncommon. Sometimes it wasn’t the best and sometimes, it just wears out. My commitment and obligation to you is to tell you the way it is now, and how that impacts your oral health.

Treatment plan

We at Smile Design Center are dedicated to bringing your mouth to a state of health that you will be able to maintain for a lifetime. I will listen to you and draw up a personal treatment plan for you. Everything that I recommend will be explained and the decision as to how to proceed will be left up to you.

Education

Our goal is to teach you how to take care of your mouth from this point on. The responsibility is ultimately yours. We have four dedicated and talented dental professionals – two hygienists and two assistants – who will help you learn the best ways to do this.

Hygiene

Hygiene is the backbone of dental health. There is a constant battle going on in your mouth with the ubiquitous bacteria that live there. There are places in your mouth that you can’t get to and even the best home care is not enough. The most cost effective way to keep your mouth healthy is to have twice yearly cleanings. Some of us, due to pre-existing conditions, need cleanings more often.

Time

We will do our best to respect your time. Sometimes it is necessary to squeeze in an emergency, and if this happens we ask your patience. We will do our best to take care of our regularly scheduled patients and if the emergency happens to be you, we will fit you in. In return, we ask you to respect us and the time we have set aside for you. We can only help you if you are here.

Referrals

I have a commitment to continuing education and offer a wide variety of dental services. My philosophy is that if your require a procedure, and a dental specialist can do that procedure better that I can, then it would be a disservice for me to do the procedure for you. Referral options will be discussed.

Payment

Lisa is an expert at helping you to maximizing your insurance benefits. We will file for you. Your patient portion is due at the time of service. No charge will be made for cancellation of your appointment if 24 hour notice is given.

Thank you

We appreciate your choosing Smile Design Center. If you like what we do, tell your family and friends. If you don’t like what we do, please tell us.