It can be a little nerve-wracking to visit any new dentist for the first time, but doing some prep work ahead of time will help make sure everything goes smoothly and that you do not have to spend any extra time waiting. Below, we have provided new patient forms and outlined some helpful financial information. If you have additional questions leading up to your appointment at our State College dental practice, do not hesitate to get in touch.
A new patient visit includes a comprehensive exam in which we screen and do risk assessments for oral cancer, periodontal disease, and decay, as well as check your bite and jaw for functional irregularities. This will take about an hour. We are better prepared for your visit if we have a chance to review your medical and dental history at our morning team meeting. Our practice provides online forms for you to complete in advance of your appointment, which you will find below. We upload these forms into your electronic chart. If you are unable to complete the online forms, please come in about fifteen minutes early for your first appointment.
In order to provide you with the most excellent dental care, we need a full picture of your oral and overall health. New patient forms help to provide that. Before you come into our office for your first visit, we invite you to take a few moments to fill out your new patient forms online. Doing so will help to ensure that we can get started without any unnecessary delays.
New Patient Forms Sleep Patient Forms
We want to maintain your comfort and peace of mind throughout your entire experience with us, including handling financial obligations. If you have specific questions about payment options, your bill, or dental benefits coverage, don't hesitate to contact our State College dental office.
We will gladly file your dental benefits claim for you electronically on the day of your visit. Our team is trained to work with your dental benefits company to ensure maximum reimbursement. Most dental plans are designed to defray costs and rarely cover 100% of treatment. Any out of pocket co-pay is due at the time of your appointment and can be paid via credit card, cash, check, or CareCredit.
Not sure if your dental benefits will pay for your visit? Donald Marks Family Dentistry provides a complimentary dental benefits analysis upon request, prior to your visit. Our expert administrative team will be able to give you a breakdown of your plans reported benefits and any expected out-of-pocket expenses.
Financial Policy Form
Third-party medical financing makes cosmetic or elective procedures fit within virtually any budget. We partner with an outside company to make dentistry available. Ask us about our interest-free program with CareCredit.
Apply for CareCredit
We understand that traditional dental benefits premiums are expensive, and that benefits are extremely limited on most plans. Did you know that we offer an in-house dental savings plan right here in our practice for both new and existing patients? We sat down and looked at the expense our office incurs in claims processing and realized we can pass along the savings of in-house administration of our Quality Dental Plan right to you. The good news is that as a member of Quality Dental Plan, all of your preventive care (including cleanings, x-rays and exams) is 100% free in our office, and you’ll also receive valuable member benefits on restorative care like fillings, crowns and implants – even cosmetic dentistry!