Patient Information

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Orange County Endodontics gives patients the best chance of saving their teeth in a comfortable environment with quality, efficient care. The endodontic dental practice puts the patient’s best interests first, using the latest technology, offering guidance each step of the way and performing procedures that assure the best outcome with maximum comfort.

  

As a patient, learn more about what our practice offers:

First visit

Scheduling

Financial policy

Insurance 

First visit

General dentists refer patients to endodontists for further evaluation and specialized endodontic treatment for cases involving infections or abscesses inside of the tooth that may require root canal procedures.


During the patient’s first visit, the endodontist will evaluate the condition to be treated and consult with the patient about diagnosis and treatment options. Using x-rays, digital imaging and physical examination (such as testing pain response to bite, palpitation, percussion, sensitivity to cold and heat, mobility of the tooth and the health of surrounding gum tissue) to determine the severity of the problem, the endodontist can proceed with treatment on the same day. More complex treatment may require additional visits.


Patients should have the following information available for the endodontist at the time of consultation:

  • Referral slip and x-rays
  • Medications being taken
  • Health conditions, such as allergies, diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints and rheumatic fever
  • Insurance information, with the subscriber information


A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18.

Scheduling

Orange County Endodontics is conveniently located to serve many people in Orange County. Flexible scheduling options meet each patient’s needs. Contact the caring, friendly staff to help you make an appointment, often the same day or within 24 hours. Patients in severe pain will be treated as soon as possible.

FInancial policy

Every patient’s financial situation is unique. Orange County Endodontics offers the finest care at the most reasonable cost, with a variety of payment options, the lowest possible fee and the maximum benefits from insurance. Patients can use cash, debit cards and all major credit cards. For uninsured patients, there is the option of Care Credit. Payment is due at the time of service unless other arrangements have been made.

Insurance

Orange County Endodontics accepts most insurance plans, including HMO, PPO and indemnity plans. Prior to a patient’s first visit, the friendly and competent office staff reviews the insurance coverage and informs the patient of any applicable copay. Patients should provide:


  • Name of dental insurance provider
  • Name of primary subscriber on the dental insurance
  • Primary subscriber’s date of birth
  • Primary subscriber’s identification number


The staff prepares and submits dental insurance claims and helps to make insurance collections. Remaining balances are the patient’s responsibility.


In-network insurance

  • Access Dental
  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Assurant
  • BlueShield
  • California Dental Network
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Dental Net
  • Dental Health Services
  • DenteMax
  • First Dental Halth
  • Goldenwest
  • Guardian
  • Health Allies
  • Health Net
  • Humana Dental
  • Lincoln Financial
  • MDC/MDG
  • Metlife
  • Pacific Union Dental
  • Pacificare
  • PMI
  • Premier Access
  • Principal
  • Qualcomm
  • Safeguard
  • Signature Dental
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellpoint
  • Western Dental