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Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question for our dental experts? Below, you’ll find answers to some of the most common questions our patients ask us every day. If you still have a question after reading through everything, please don’t hesitate to just call us and ask! We’re more than happy to take extra time to make sure you completely understand your dental care.

What do I need to do before my visit?

Before your first dental checkup, we invite you to review our dentist and team member bios. You can also read reviews from our patients to learn more about what it’s like to visit us. To expedite the treatment process, you can also complete your new patient forms.

How does your staff make dental care comfortable?

We start by treating every patient with honesty and respect. We’ll answer your questions, take the time to thoroughly explain your treatments, and work hard to ensure you feel comfortable. We also use nitrous oxide dental sedation to help patients stay at ease throughout their time in our office.

Do I need an oral cancer screening if I don’t smoke?

Unfortunately, yes. About 25% of patients diagnosed with oral cancer do not engage in any of the high-risk behaviors that commonly lead to this disease, including smoking. Oral cancer screenings are quick, comfortable, and give our team the ability to help patients receive a diagnosis in the earliest stages.

Why should I visit a dentist for sleep apnea therapy?

Dentists have advanced training in how the oral and facial structures function, and that includes the airway. If you’re one of the millions of US adults who suffer from sleep apnea, a skilled sleep dentist can provide you with a custom oral appliance that keeps the airway clear, allowing you to sleep soundly.

Should I consider dental implant tooth replacement?

If you’re missing one tooth or a full arch of teeth, you should review all of your tooth replacement options, including dental implants. Because they replace both the roots and crowns of teeth, dental implant supported tooth replacement is the ideal solution.

What is the Pankey Institute?

The Pankey Institute is a prestigious and in-depth dental training program that helps dentists, like Dr. Barry Grosshandler, gain the necessary experience to provide advanced cosmetic and restorative dentistry services. Pankey dentists are some of the most skilled and respected in the field.

Do you take my insurance?

We are happy to process and file dental insurance claims for most major PPO insurance plans. If you have questions about your specific benefits, please don’t hesitate to call our office. We’ll review your plan and do our best to help you understand your coverage.