We offer the following options for the payment of your dental treatment:
- For your convenience we accept cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.
- If your treatment totals over $2000.00 and you pay for your treatment in full before your appointment, you will receive a 5% discount.
- We have affordable financing through Care Credit.
In our office, your appointment is a reserved time just for you. Your first appointment lasts about 2 hours. You will meet our staff, see our highly trained and friendly hygienist for x-rays, intra-oral photographs, and cleaning, followed by a comprehensive exam by Dr. Ali.
Because your appointment time is reserved just for you, we respect your time and see you as close to your appointment time as possible. We make every attempt to see new patients within two weeks of your request for an appointment.
We pride ourselves on maintaining good communication with you to answer all your questions. Since your appointment time is reserved just for you, you’ll have little to no wait and your appointment will never be rushed.
NEW PATIENT APPOINTMENT:
The total fee for a new patient appointment is usually between $175 and $280. If you have dental insurance, it will usually cover 80% to 100% of this fee. The Comprehensive Exam portion of the New patient appointment (Usually $90.00) is free! This includes diagnosis, tooth charting, periodontal probing, cancer screening, soft tissue charting, treatment plan, and home care supplies.
Bitewing X-rays: 4 Bitewing x-rays are usually $65. Bitewings are x-rays that show the spaces between back teeth. These are taken every 6 to 12 months in our office as recommended by the American Dental Association.
Full Mouth Series of X-rays: $125. This is a total of 18 x-rays. It is a necessary procedure if you need periodontal treatment (generally referred to as deep cleaning), have many fillings, or if you desire cosmetic dental treatment and invisalign. These are strongly recommended if you have never had a full set of x-rays taken or have not had a full set in the past 3 years. These x-rays are updated every 3 years as recommended by the American Dental Association.
Dental cleaning: $109 and up. The type of cleaning required depends on the amount of tartar and plaque (build-up) you have and your oral health condition (bleeding gums, for example).
This appointment is followed by a no fee consultation with Dr. Ali.
Emergency Exam: If your first visit to our office is for an emergency, we will see you within 24 hours of your phone call. We usually can see you immediately.
We will provide you with:
- Limited, problem focused exam
- Necessary x-ray
- Diagnostic testing to determine what the problem is and where it is located
- Necessary instructions and prescriptions for medications
The price for this visit is $120, which includes necessary x-rays and is to be paid at the time of service. If you have insurance, we submit all insurance claims for you for reimbursement directly to you. After making the diagnosis, we will discuss the problem with you, provide information about the problem, and any necessary instructions and prescriptions for medications.
Dr. Ali’s diagnosis will determine what will be done. Depending on this diagnosis, you may be brought back to receive necessary treatment and a comprehensive exam after the pain, infection or swelling have decreased. We follow this protocol in order to provide the greatest amount of comfort and safety to you when the necessary procedures are performed.
Just a quick note. Because our office respects your time, we ask that you honor all appointments that you make in our office. An appointment is an agreement by us that we will be on time and ready for you when you arrive and also that you will be on time for your appointment. If you must change an appointment, we request a minimum of 48 hours notice. With adequate notice, we are able to help someone else during that time. Broken appointments with less than 48 hours notice may be subject to a $50 cancellation fee per half-hour reserved if we are unable to fill time we reserved for you. Broken appointments are unfair to other patients because someone else could have been helped during that time. Thank you for your kind understanding.
Call our office today at (805)777-4868 to schedule an appointment and talk to Dr. Ali about your smile goals and how aesthetic dentistry can benefit your life.