To understand what to expect on your initial visit to our practice, please read through this page. You’ll find all the practical information you’ll need, including a map and directions to our office, practice hours, payment policies and more. There is also information on our exceptional staff and our first visit procedures. You can even save some time at your first visit by printing out and completing the patient forms in advance of your appointment.
Please print and fill out these forms so we can expedite your first visit:
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What To Expect
Being well-prepared for your appointment will ensure that the doctor has all of the needed information to provide the best possible care for you. At your first visit, please bring the completed new patient forms (you may print and fill them out prior to your visit) and any insurance plan information you have. Copies of x-rays taken within the last year are also useful(see below).
It is helpful for us to know when your last dental x-rays were taken and the date of your last cleaning. If you do not know this, and you have insurance, we can call your plan and check on your history. This prevents us from taking unnecessary x-rays as well as allowing us to take the appropriate films you may be due for. If recent films have been taken, we can request copies from your previous dentist.
A complete comprehensive examination will be done, which includes an oral cancer screening, TMJ (the jaw joint) exam, periodontal (the gums) exam, and charting of any existing dental work and any problems you may have. Dr. Goodman will then go over the results with you and discuss any concerns. He will advise you of all of your treatment options, the advantages and disadvantages of each choice, and the cost in time, money and tooth structure for each option.
Dr. Goodman will answer all of your questions and together we will develop a mutually acceptable treatment plan for you. If necessary, or if it would just bring you some additional peace of mind, we can pre-authorize treatment with your insurance before we start any work. Any treatment that needs to be completed, including a cleaning can then be scheduled.
Insurance and Billing
We accept most traditional and PPO insurance plans. Listed below are the names of many of the plans that we are a Preferred Provider for. Please contact our office to verify acceptance of your particular plan. Dr. Goodman does not participate in any Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO’s); however we will be happy to file your insurance claims for you.
We are a Preferred Provider and in network for Aetna, Anthem, Assurant, Cigna, Delta Dental, Guardian, Lincoln Financial Group, Principal Plan, United Concordia and United Healthcare. Please ask Kattie for details. We are happy to file insurance claim for your reimbursement, provided you are enrolled in a plan that allows you to choose your own dentist.
We accept personal checks, cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.