Awake (for general needs)
For general patients, we provide quality dental care in-office. We define quality care as the safest, longest-lasting and most aesthetically pleasing result.
There are several factors that enable this quality of care:
• The dental team refined their signature aesthetic skills in private practices in Beverly Hills, San Francisco and Switzerland.
• We use highly skilled technicians to create our crowns and bridges. There is a much larger differential in quality of dental materials and craftsmanship than most people realize.
• Our hygiene department meets the highest standards of care and emphasizes prevention and patient involvement. Ensuring long-lasting dental results that meet individualized health- and lifestyle needs is critical.
Q: Do you accept insurance?
A: We are a fee-for-service practice and assist patients in maximizing their dental benefits by submitting an insurance claim on their behalf.
Q: Does the Blende Dental Group accept Medicare/Medical?
A: No. These programs do not cover dental care, as they are health care plans.
Q: What is the role of the Patient Care Coordinator?
A: Your Patient Care Coordinator will be your dedicated single point of contact with our office. S/he is your personal advocate for dental care. S/he will help you with all of your arrangements, including scheduling, financial considerations, treatment planning, coordination of specialists and any other communication regarding your dental appointment.
Q: Can I tell you my problem and receive a diagnosis over the phone?
A: A dentist must conduct an in-person oral examination before offering any diagnoses. That examination is part of your initial dental appointment.
Q. Do you offer in-office whitening?
A: Yes. This new, in-office professional whitening is aesthetic, painless and some say, relaxing. It takes about 20 minutes during an in-office dental appointment. It leaves one’s teeth looking about half a shade lighter, so it is a fast and natural-looking way to brighten up a smile for about six months. We also provide you with an at-home booster to extend the effectiveness of the treatment. We recommend that you schedule a whitening after your hygiene appointment.
Q: Where can I find a list or an explanation for the different procedures you perform?
A: See below for a list of basic procedures. For explanations, see The American Dental Association’s explanation of various procedures at: www.mouthhealthy.org
Crowns (porcelain, zirconium, lava, gold)
Dentures (partial, full, fixed or removable)
Full mouth restoration
Laser gum reshaping
Oral cancer screening
Periodontal (gum) treatment
Root canal therapy (endodontics)
Scaling and root planing (non-surgical gum treatment)
Teeth whitening /bleaching
Veneers (cosmetic dentistry)