Hours

Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (lunch hour is 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.)

Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. (lunch hour is 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.)

Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fridays: By Appointment

**Office hours are by appointment only.**
**Our office observes daylight savings time (fast time).**

 

Telephone

Our phone is answered by recording until the beginning of office hours. After hours emergency number for existing patients is listed on the recording.

Responsible Party

This office considers that whoever brings a minor or dependent in for a visit is responsible for payment for that visit. In cases of divorced parents, our office cannot become a party to payment disputes between the parents; it is the responsibility of the person bringing the child in for the visit to meet all payment obligations for that visit (either payment in full or payment of co-payment/deductibles).

Parents & Children in the Treatment Area

Parents are not to leave the office during their child’s entire appointment. The patient is the only one allowed back during treatment. Parents will be asked to come to the treatment area if the doctor or hygienist request. This rule also applies on the patient’s first visit to our office.

Consent & Medical History

Because your child is a minor, the proper written consent from a parent or legal guardian will be needed before any child can be seen. Treatment will not be rendered unless proper consent is given. In order to ensure safe and complete treatment, it will be necessary to complete a medical history. If you need assistance completing this form, please feel free to ask our reception staff. New medical histories will be required every two years, and an update is required at each visit.

Appointments

Patients are seen by appointment only. Because of the limited number of “after school hour” appointments, it is likely that your child will have to miss a part of a school day. We will furnish your child with a signed certification for the appointment time. The doctor will inform you if your child needs to miss more than a part of a day of school and will encourage you to return to school after the appointment.

When appointments are made, we can give you an estimated appointment time frame; however, we cannot guarantee this estimate.

As a courtesy to you, we will attempt to confirm appointments 24 hours in advance. However, in the event we cannot reach you, it is considered your responsibility to keep any scheduled appointment.

Late Policy

Our office tries very hard to see patients at their appointed times. However, your treatment may be delayed because the doctor is giving extra time to a patient who really needs it. If this occurs please forgive us and understand that if you need the doctor’s extra time, it will be provided.

Patients who are late may be asked to reschedule or to wait for the next opening in the schedule. We see patients at their appointment times regardless of their order of arrival to the office.

Broken Appointment Policy

We realize that unexpected circumstances do arise; however, in order to provide quality dentistry for every patient, this office will make every effort to operate on a strict schedule. We therefore ask that you give us 24-hour notice if you are unable to keep an appointment. Broken appointments may not only compromise the good dental health of you but also prevent patients who need care from being treated.

Recall Visits

Once the basic portion of your dentistry is completed, we will schedule recall appointments for your periodic dental cleanings and examinations at regular intervals. The time between appointments will vary depending on your individual care requirements.

We hope you share in our belief that regular preventive dental health care is a sound investment. While the responsibility for returning for this treatment rests primarily with you, we will provide the service of reminding you by phone or mail.