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First Visit

Thank you for choosing our office for your dental needs. Please bring completed patient registration, general consent forms and HIPPA acknowledgement forms, which are available for download under the “online forms” tab.

To become an established patient in the practice, you will receive a full series of x-rays (unless you have current and appropriate images available) and a comprehensive oral examination by Dr. Butz. Your first visit will help us get acquainted , allow us to carefully evaluate your teeth, and learn about your needs and desires for dental treatment.

Insurance

The office works with all types of dental insurance, except the HMO type plan where you are required to go to someone on a list. We will work with you to understand and maximize your insurance coverage and benefits. As insurance policies vary, we can estimate your coverage but cannot guarantee coverage or payment due to the complexities of insurance contracts. As a service to our patients, we will submit your claims to the insurance company. Your estimated patient portion must be paid at the time of service. However, you are responsible for any amounts not covered by insurance for whatever reason. Please contact the office for more specific details.

Scheduling

We are available to answer questions or schedule an appointment during office hours: 8-5 M-Th, and 8-12 noon Fridays. Your scheduled appointment time has been reserved specifically for you. We require 24 hours notice of change/cancellation (emergencies and unforeseen events excepted of course). After missing appointments a broken appointment fee will be assessed.

Financial Policies

For your convenience, we accept major credit cards, Care Credit, checks, cash. Payment is due at the time services are rendered, unless insurance coverage and prior arrangement has been made.

The Heart and Mouth Connection

Did you know that heart disease and oral health are linked? And, according to the CDC, heart disease will claim an estimated 600,000 lives this year? To learn more about the risk factors, and how this connection works, click the link below:

https://citizencprinc.com/heart-and-mouth-connection/

What's in your mouth may not stay there

Cardiologists, neurologists who treat stroke and other researchers are intensely interested in the link between periodontal disease and heart attacks, strokes or other cardiovascular disturbances.

To learn more about this, click the link below:

http://www.theledger.com/news/20170606/whats-in-your-mouth-may-not-stay-there

AAOS-ADA Clinical Practice Recommendations

The following is a summary of the recommendations of the AAOS-ADA clinical practice guideline, Prevention of Orthopaedic Implant Infection in Patients Undergoing Dental Procedures. This summary does not contain rationales that explain how and why these recommendations were developed, nor does it contain the evidence supporting these recommendations. All readers of this summary are strongly urged to consult the full guideline and evidence report for this information. We are confident that those who read the full guideline and evidence report will see that the recommendations were developed using systematic evidence-based processes designed to combat bias, enhance transparency, and promote reproducibility.

Download the Guidelines

Artificial Joint/Premedication Information

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