Every new patient at Pearl Dental Care can expect to be treated professionally and gently with the highest of standards. When you arrive at Pearl Dental Care you will be greeted by our friendly and knowledgeable front desk staff! Patient Wi-Fi access is available throughout the office for your convenience.
At your first appointment you will be seen by a dentist and a dental hygienist in one of our state-of-the-art operatories. The hygienist will collect pertinent information related to your medical and dental histories and assess periodontal (gum) health. In addition, the hygienist will thoroughly clean your teeth, review home care, and take digital x-rays as needed.
A comprehensive dental examination, performed by the dentist, will also include an oral cancer screening, review of periodontal findings, cavity check, bite/ occlusion evaluation, and a screening for TMJ joint problems. A cosmetic evaluation can also be performed and any concerns and desires may be discussed. Your dentist may mention treatment options that you have not thought of before such as orthodontics, a night guard, or even a new technique for home care.
Our dentists consider both your medical and dental histories when treating patients. Recommendations and suggestions for treatment are based on shared values between doctor and patient. We always give patients several options when treatment planning. Feel free to ask any question. In our office, no question is a bad question!
We promise by the end of your visit you will be excited to come back to the dentist!
Things to bring with you on your first visit:
Your completed health history form (see below)
Your insurance card
Any recent x-rays
Any questions or concerns about your health or smile for us to resolve together
How to pay for dental care should not be an obstacle to receiving your optimal oral health. For the convenience of our patients, we accept the following:
Dental Insurance – Our office is willing to work with most insurance companies. This means that we will be happy to file your insurance for you and to calculate an estimate of your portion. We do our best to maximize your insurance benefits. Any co-payments or balances not covered by insurance are due at the time of the visit. Call or e-mail us to find out if we accept your insurance plan and what procedures are covered.
CareCredit - Whether you have dental insurance or not, many services are not covered. CareCredit is a credit card exclusive for healthcare services. Once you are approved, you will be able to use CareCredit for no interest or low interest financing for all your healthcare needs. One of our front desk staff members can help answer any questions you may have and assist in enrollment.
For patients without insurance we offer an excellent coverage plan called the PDC Plan. The plan includes x-rays, cleanings, and exams plus patients receive a discount on all other services in our office. Contact us for specific information.
Personal Checks and Cash
Credit Cards – We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover