Please find here answers to some of the more common questions patients ask about our dental services. Of course, I’m happy to discuss your particular questions and dental needs at your convenience.

Q. What type of dentistry do you practice?

I practice comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry. Using the latest proven techniques, I provide my patients with high quality, functional, esthetic dental work.

Q. Do you accept insurance?

Yes. If your plan is an Indemnity or PPO type plan, then I can accept the benefits your insurance company provides. We also accept various types of HMO plans and will consult with you to give you many options to help meet your dental needs. Depending on your particular plan you may have full coverage for some procedures and partial coverage for others. In general you can expect regular cleanings, exams and x-rays to be covered fully, and other procedures to be partially covered. My office is set up for electronic claims, so in most cases you don’t even need to bring any forms. My staff would be happy to give you an estimate of your benefits and co-payments – just ask.

Q. What does my insurance cover?

Because medical and dental benefits differ significantly from policy to policy, a review of your specific plan is necessary. If you would like my office to check your plan for you, please call us  or email us  and we can do the research.Usually we need your Name, ID number, Date of Birth, and the telephone number listed on your card.We will let you know what your estimated insurance benefits are. For deductible, co-pay and non-covered procedures we accept debit card, credit card, cash and checks.

Q. Who does the cleanings?

Dr. Kirakosian  performs most cleanings and periodontal therapy.

Q. Do you over-book or double-book?

No. I reserve time for one patient at a time. You will have time to talk about your concerns and needs. Since the time is reserved for one patient at a time, if you should need to cancel an appointment, please call as soon as possible so that we may schedule the time for someone else.

Q. Do you use tooth-colored fillings?

Yes. All fillings are tooth-colored.
I do not use metal or mercury fillings (often called silver fillings, even though they contain mostly mercury).
I use white fillings, made of a resin composite. They look natural and are difficult to detect.

Q. Do you use Digital Radiography?

Digital x-rays are captured by a sensor not film. The images are sharper and can be manipulated for better diagnosis.
More importantly, since they require about a sixth of the radiation, patient exposure is greatly reduced.