With the million insurances out there, we understand it can be quite challenging and confusing. We are here to help you every step of the way. Here you will find all the information on what to expect during your first visit, list of insurances that we accept and the different types of financing we offer to help you get to your goals easily and quickly!
At Fuller Smiles, our staff is committed to providing each patient with positive, effective dental treatment. To help your visit go smoothly, we have compiled a list of important items and information to bring with you for your first appointment, as well as a description of what to expect during your visit.
If you have any questions regarding your first dental visit or treatment options, don’t hesitate to contact your cosmetic dentist Arsh Ahuja, DDS, and the team at Fuller Smiles.
What to Expect
Your first visit will include a full dental examination, during which we will evaluate your oral health. If you do not have x-rays that are up to date, we will also take a set of x-rays so that we can properly diagnose any issues that cannot be seen by the naked eye. X-rays are useful for noting the condition of the jaw, sinuses, and teeth and tissue below the gum line. These images are crucial for providing comprehensive dental care that effectively addresses your unique needs.
Once your exam is complete, Dr. Arsh Ahuja will inform you if you need any treatment and schedule you for your first cleaning. Some patients receive a standard cleaning to thoroughly cleanse all surfaces of the teeth of plaque and other buildup. Other patients may require a more intensive treatment to address cavities, tooth pain, diseased gums, or other dental problems. With your x-rays and complete evaluation, Dr. Ahuja can prescribe the treatment necessary to optimize your dental health.
What to Bring
We will gather important information from you during your first visit that will help us to best serve your needs. To ensure that we are able to provide the best care possible, please bring the following items with you to your appointment:
- Medical history forms or information
- If you have insurance, bring your dental insurance information, including your insurance card, social security number, and a valid form of identification
- A list of questions or concerns that you may have regarding your treatment
- IMPORTANT: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under the age of 18 at the consultation visit
At Fuller Smiles, we make every effort to keep down the cost of your dental care. If your treatment requires several visits, you will be given an estimate and asked to discuss definate financial arrangements with a member of our business office staff. Below is a list of some of the major dental insurance plans honored by our practice. We participate with most major dental insurance programs, we accept all insurance as either partial payment toward treatment, as long as benefits are assignable.
Aetna PPO, Bluecross Blue Shield, Cigna PPO, Delta Dental PPO, Empire BC/BS, Eastern Dental Plan, First Ameritas, First Rehab dental, Guardian PPO, Lincoln Financial Group, Metlife PPO, Nippon Insurance PPO, Principal Financial Group, UMR PPO insurance, United healthcare.
At Fuller Smiles, your smile and health always take the first priority. We guarantee that with our monthly promotions along with our great financing options, you will be able to afford the smile that you have always wanted. We offer a variety of payments options and finacings plans to make your smile as affordable as it should be.
With Fuller Smiles financing quickly becoming the most popular option here at our practice, we make sure you reach your goals easily and quickly with payment plans that are customized to your need. Make sure to ask one of our staff members and they will be more than happy to work with you and guide you through the application process needed towards our in-office financing system.
Designed specifically for healthcare related expenses like cosmetic dentistry, CareCredit® offers financing plans that feature no interest and low monthly payments. There are no annual fees, setup costs, or prepayment penalties. Plans can be spread over a variety of time periods — anywhere from 3 to 60 months. In addition, CareCredit® can be used to help cover any health care-related expense: from $1 to $25,000.
Apply for CareCredit® at home using their easy, secure system.
Or contact a dentist or staff member at Fuller Smiles to learn more about CareCredit® and how it can help you manage cosmetic dentistry cost at our New York City practice.
The PayFlex Card is to be used for qualified healthcare expenses. When you use the card for purchasing healthcare related items, your healthcare account is automatically debited to pay for eligible expenses. You can use the card at qualifying merchant locations that accept MasterCard®. This includes places such as physician and dental offices, pharmacies and vision providers. Over 98% of all healthcare merchants accept the PayFlex Card.
What are the benefits of using the PayFlex Card? The PayFlex Card allows you to pay for eligible expenses at the point of service. Participants using the PayFlex Card take advantage of four key benefits:
- Immediate payment of your expenses from your healthcare account
- Increases your personal cash flow
- Reduces paper claim filing
- Ease of use of your pre-tax funds
The PayFlex Card is a great tool to help relieve some of your paperwork; however it is important that you keep all itemized documentation for the entire plan year in the event the information is requested by PayFlex, in order to comply with IRS regulations.