Welcome to Our Office
As a new patient, you should expect to spend about one hour at your initial visit. After registration, we will update your records with digital X-rays, review your oral and medical history, and address your immediate concerns. Then Dr. Juarez, Dr. Lindskog, or Dr. Lent will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your mouth including your teeth, gums, jaw joints, head, neck, and soft oral tissues. Your doctor will also screen you for oral cancer using the VELscope screening system. If we do not see any signs of gum disease, one of our highly-trained hygienists will provide a thorough cleaning at this first visit. Otherwise, we may need to schedule a follow up appointment for more in-depth periodontal care. Once we have the results of your comprehensive exam, your doctor will discuss the findings and explain her recommendations for treatment.
We welcome your questions and are happy to address any concerns you may have. If you need our help navigating the treatment plan we have formulated together, or if you would like to know how dentistry can fit in your budget, just ask. Our knowledgeable team can give you the tools you need to make informed decisions about your care.
Please complete the forms online prior to your scheduled dental appointment.
For your convenience, we accept cash, personal checks, money orders, and major credit cards. Payment is expected at the time services are performed. When more extensive dental care is necessary, financial arrangements can be made with our office.
Houston Uptown Dentists has partnered with CareCredit to provide patients with affordable financing options. CareCredit offers low- and no-interest monthly payment plans with no sign-up fee and easy online applications. You can apply today and receive an instant line of credit toward your dental treatment. Convenient, affordable, and hassle-free, CareCredit gives our patients something to smile about!
As a service to our patients, our practice accepts most dental insurance programs, including non-managed care, indemnity (traditional) and PPO out-of-network. We are not part of any managed care network. Our accounting staff will prepare all the necessary forms for your dental benefits. However, we remind you that your specific policy is an agreement between you and your insurance company. Please keep in mind that you are responsible for your total obligation should your insurance benefits result in less coverage than anticipated. Our staff will gladly submit a pre-treatment estimate to your insurance company so that you will know what your benefits will be.
The fees charged for services rendered to those who are insured are the usual and customary fees charged to all our patients for similar services. Your policy may base its allowances on a fixed fee schedule, which may or may not coincide with our usual fees. You should be aware that different insurance companies vary greatly in the types of coverage available. Also, some companies take care of claims promptly while others delay payment for several months.