Many new patients are just looking to get their teeth cleaned and get a “check up.” In that case, we would invite you to start by making an appointment with one of our caring and professional hygienists (option 1.) However, if you are not sure what you need or know that you may need extensive work and are anxious about seeing a dentist, then we would be happy to schedule a simple consultation with Dr. Hogan. He will take the time to listen to your desires, examine your oral health, and make recommendations for you (option 2.)
Option 1: For Patients Seeking General / Family Dentistry
First Visit: Meet the hygienist and Dr. Hogan in one visit. Have your teeth cleaned, x-rays made and oral examination completed in one visit.
Call (757) 464-3514 to schedule a routine dental cleaning.
Option 2: Implant or Cosmetic Consultation
First Visit: Meet Dr. Hogan in a relaxing and easy environment. Tell him your concerns and desires. Meet the staff. Let us take some pictures of your mouth and teeth. Let’s look at them together. Let’s talk. Dr. Hogan will offer an examination, make recommendations again listen to your thoughts about your current status and future direction of treatment. Finally, our treatment coordinator can give you a rough estimate of ALL your immediate dental needs. And without any pressure, you can go home and think about it or perhaps talk it over with family or friends.
Second Visit: Within just a few days, we will invite you back to listen to your thoughts about our first visit and future treatment. We’ll take the time to answer questions. If you would like other options, we can present them at this visit. If you are ready then you can schedule to start treatment as soon as possible.
But we can’t get started if you don’t call and visit us. CALL TODAY, (757) 464-3514 and ask Ashley for a “consultation” appointment with Dr. Hogan. You may also email Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation.
Over the years we have found that when patients bring treatment estimates from other offices that those estimates are not complete. Those estimates often omit several pieces or phases of treatment. For example, they omit temporary teeth, implant abutments, and bone grafting. Or they simply only give you the surgical phase or just the prosthetic phase of treatment. In the end, patients in those offices frequently pay much more than they were first told and we think it is a shame.
Our office and friendly staff will make every effort to give you an accurate estimate of ALL the expenses involved in restoring your teeth. This cost will include all surgical and prosthetic phases of treatment as well as materials that we expect to use. We will work with your dental insurance carrier to properly estimate your expected benefits and out-of-pocket costs for our high-value dentistry. Due to unforeseen circumstances, it is possible that the overall price is higher than the estimate. But that rarely happens in our office and never without a good reason.