Frequently asked questions
We've tried to list the most frequently asked questions that come our way. If your question isn't here - just call us and we promise not to bite!
Do you take my insurance?
As a service to our patients and prospective patients, we will take time to review any insurance plan that you currently participate in. Just ask and we will help you understand your coverage. It is important to know that we are not on any plan or dental insurance “contract list”. Before you move on...here’s the rest of the story.
There are three types of dental plans where you are forced to see a dentist on a list.
The first type is Medicaid or CHIPs dental coverage. These are government programs where a dentist has to sign a contract with Uncle Sam to get reimbursement.
The second type of plan is a Dental Maintenance Organizations (DMOs). These are insurance plans where you must see doctor from the insurance companies list. Similar to medical HMO plans, these DMO plans are becoming less common because patients want to make their own decisions and are choosing to pay for them less and less.
Finally, the third type of plans are “discount plans” that are not really insurance. Basically, you pay a third party for a list of doctors willing to discount their fees. The lists you receive are often incomplete and change on a frequent basis.
Other than the above three, any other insurance (commonly called PPO or “conventional” plans) can be filed by any dentist. Modern computer software allows us to calculate estimated copays and patient portions on the spot. With the correct information from your insurance company, we can accurately predict what they will pay for most any procedure. This allows us to determine what the insurance is estimated to pay from your treatment fees. After treatment, we can then send everything electronically so that there are no forms for patients to hassle with.
Will there be surprises with dental insurance companies?
Wish we could say never...but we try to keep them to a minimum.
Will we do our best to be an advocate for our patients? You bet we will!
I hate going to the dentist - can you make it easier for me?
Yes we can. Although each patient is unique in their needs - we can usually find a way to help you. If you have had a bad experience, have an active gag reflex or are phobic - you won't be the first. Dr. Davis undergraduate studies were in Psychology and he holds a BS in the field. Additionally, Dr. Davis is licensed to administer oral concious sedation (OCS).
Do you see children?
Yes, we do. Dr. Davis is comfortable treating children but does work with local pediatric dental colleagues. Many times the decision to treat your child will be based on the complexity of their needs and their ability to handle treatment. Dr. Davis will always do what is in the best interest of your child and if a referral is needed - we will assist you.
Do you have payment plans?
Our office works with Care Credit to arrange payment plans. Applying is fast, easy and secure. CareCredit healthcare card is accepted at over 150,000 enrolled providers nationwide.
Click on the care credit logo to the left for more information!