Monday - Tuesday: 9:00 – 6:00 - Summer 8:30 – 5:30
Wednesday 9:00 – 7:30 - Summer 8:30 – 7:00
Thursday 10:00 – 6:00 - Summer 8:30 – 5:30
Saturday once a month which varies
The schedule may vary slightly in the summer and due to holidays. The office is closed on the weekends except for the first Saturday of the month in which Dr. Mike works. The office is also closed major holidays, or when we are away attending continuing education programs to increase our skills and maintain knowledge of the latest developments to serve our patients better. Our answering machine will always be available to take messages when the office is closed.
How Appointments are Scheduled:
We see all patients on an appointment basis and request that you call in advance so we can reserve a time for your child. We make every effort to maintain time commitments, trying to remain on schedule, thus avoiding delays in treatment or extensive waiting. We request that you extend the same courtesy to us. A child is a special person with their own fears and anxieties. Please be prompt for you appointments. This enables us to ensure proper care and compassion for your child. They deserve all the time allotted to allow them to feel comfortable.
The office attempts to schedule appointments at your convenience. Preschool children and children requiring the parent in the treatment room should be scheduled in the morning. Young children are fresher in the morning. Missing school is kept at a minimum with regular dental care. Dental appointments are an excused absence and we will be happy to provide you with a school note if you request one. In addition, with regular visits, we are able to keep cavities to a minimum.
If you are unable to keep an appointment, we ask that you kindly provide us with advanced notice. You may be charged if a patient does not show up for an appointment without sufficient notice.
Payment for professional services is due at the time dental treatment is provided. We make an effort to provide a treatment plan that fits your timetable and budget. Forms of payment accepted by the office include check, cash, visa, mastercard, american express, and discover.
Insurance companies change. Please call the office for a complete list of companies that we participate with.
If we receive all of your insurance information on the day of your hygiene visit we can preauthorize your treatment. It takes at least 20 to 30 days to receive a preauthorization back, even though we file everything electronically. When we know what your insurance will pay, we are able to break down payments per visit. If there is a change in what the insurance company pays, you will be billed within days of our receiving payment. You are responsible for all amounts not paid by insurance.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND that we file dental insurance as a courtesy to our patients. You have a contract with your dental insurance company. We are not responsible for how a company handles its claims or for what benefits they pay on a claim. We can estimate your portion of the cost of treatment. We at no time guarantee what the insurance company will pay. We also cannot be responsible for errors in filing. We file claims as a courtesy to you.
NO INSURANCE COMPANY PAYS 100% OF ALL PROCEDURES:
Dental insurance aids individuals in receiving treatment. Most companies pay between 50-80% of the total fee. The percentage is usually determined by your employer who has paid for the coverage, and the contract that your company has with the dental provider.
BENEFITS ARE NOT DETERMINED BY OUR OFFICE:
Insurances usually reimburse less than the actual fee. Their statement makes us seem that our fees are much too high. This is not an accurate statement.
DEDUCTIBLES and CO-PAYMENTS:
When estimating dental benefits, deductibles and percentages must be considered.
Why Choose Us
- Parents Welcome in our treatment rooms
- We run on time so you don't waste yours
- Evening appointments
- Digital x-rays
- Saturdays by appointment
- Quick 30 minute appointments
- Child oriented environment
- Payment plans available
- Most Insurances accepted
- Relaxing atmosphere
- Dr. Lennie Checchio is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Dr. Michael Koumaras is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
We encourage our new patients to Print out the personalized coloring book to help your child be better prepared for his or her first dental visit. This is a great way to help them understand what is going to happen during their first visit to the Dentist!
PERSONALIZED VISIT TO THE DENTIST COLORING BOOK:
Boys Click Here
Girls Click Here
Tooth Fairy Certificate Click Here
Any coloring pages or other artwork that your child brings to the office will be displayed on our "Hall of Fame" corner in the waiting room for everyone to enjoy!
Various Coloring Pages