Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Any x-rays taken by a previous dentist, if applicable.
- A completed medical and dental history form that we will mail to you.
- If you have dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help process any claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
A health history and dental history form will be mailed to you when your appointment is scheduled. Please be sure to return this form on your first visit. Also be sure to include a list of any and all medications you are currently taking where requested. on the form.
If your prior dentist has taken x-rays, please pick them up and bring them to our office. Please note any x-rays older than 2 years are considered “out of date” or not current. However, x-rays older than 2 years are still beneficial. If additional x-rays are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.
Dr. Tucker believes that every patient deserves a complete, thorough dental examination. For our adult patients, a full hour is scheduled for adequate time to perform the exam, take any necessary x-rays, discuss treatment options, and answer any and all questions. If dental treatment options are complex, additional items, such as photography and impressions for study models may be required for proper diagnosis and treatment planning. On such complex cases, a second appointment for consultation with Dr. Tucker may be requested.
Our office will accept assignment of benefits for most major couriers. However, the dental insurance industry is currently undergoing rapid changes. A dental insurance plan for a specific employee group may make radical changes its next fiscal year that may disclude most dentists from the plan.Some insurance plans require you to visit an “in network” dentist for any dental benefits be paid for. You are required to find out from your employer if your insurance has any of these limitations. It is important to know that you are fully responsible for any and all fees that the insurance company does not pay for.