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Insurance Plans

If your insurance covers treatment, you will receive the benefit of reduced personal costs. Insurance policies vary, so we will review your insurance to determine the appropriate course of action. Once treatment has started, as a courtesy, we will file your claims.

We are in network with the following insurances: Louisiana Blue Cross/Blue Shield Federal Plans, Affordable Healthcare Act Plans, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Key Dental, Untied Concordia, Tri-Care Dental Program through Metlife, United Concordia, Aetna PPO, Assurant, Dentemax, Guardian, Dentistat. Humana, Always Care, most Delta Dental Plans, Louisiana Medicaid, Mississippi Medicaid and Mississippi Chips. We also, accept Aetna Dental Access discount plan. If you carry a policy with one of the above companies, your fees for dental care will follow that company's fee schedule. If you have a policy with another company, your fees will reflect our fee schedule and you will be responsible for the difference between our fees and what your insurance company pays, at the time of service.

Payment Options

We offer a variety of payment options to meet your needs. Our office accepts payments by cash, checks, and Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards. If you have any questions about payment, ask us! We will thoroughly explain your choices and work hard to accommodate your needs.


Office Policies

We are open to serve you, answer questions or schedule an appointment during the following hours:

Monday — Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1:15 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Appointments

To make an appointment, you may telephone our office or e-mail us. Please be sure to have your insurance information, a list of conditions or precautions including medications. We require a parent to come to all first visits to our office. If you are a foster parent or guardian, please be sure to bring all legal documentation and consents.

Dental Insurance and Options

It is our mission to provide your child with affordable, high-quality treatment that fits your budget. We offer a variety of payment options to meet your needs. Our office accepts payments by cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Credit Cards. If you have any questions about payment, ask us! We will thoroughly explain your choices and work hard to accommodate your needs.


Patient Forms

You may access the following forms to assist us with your care. Please print and fill out the following forms, then bring them to your appointment.


adobe*These forms require Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click the Adobe logo above to download.


Parent Resource, Recommended Websites and Links

 

http://www.aapd.org/

www.ada.org

http://www.gumchucks.com/

www.sonicare.com

Help! My child has 2 rows of teeth!

If your child has a tooth growing in behind another tooth, don’t panic! It’s a relatively common occurrence in children, and although it can look scary, it’s easy to treat and sometimes just might be a situation to monitor.

Most children will start to lose their baby teeth and get permanent teeth between the ages of five and seven. When a permanent tooth erupts directly underneath a baby tooth, it resorbs the root of the baby tooth, causing it to become loose and fall out so that the permanent tooth can take its place.

Sometimes, however, a permanent tooth will not grow in directly underneath the baby tooth, and the root of the baby tooth will remain intact and it will not get "pushed out". When that occurs, the permanent tooth will usually start to come in right behind the baby tooth, giving a child a "shark tooth" appearance. The most common place for this to occur is the lower and upper front teeth, but it can happen anywhere. If your child has a tooth behind a tooth, you need to check how loose the baby tooth is. If it’s very loose, encourage your child to work on wiggling the tooth out. If he or she can get it out on their own, that’s always best. If the tooth is only a little bit loose or not loose at all, he or she will probably have to come to our office to get the tooth extracted. Once the baby tooth is out, your child’s tongue will naturally push the permanent tooth forward into the correct position if there is room for the tooth to come forward. Children who have moderate to severe crowding may not have room for the permanent tooth even after the baby tooth is out, and in this case, we may recommend the next two teeth on either side of the problem being removed as well. This is called pre-orthodontic guidance and we will often times refer to Dr. Kay Daniel for an orthodontic consultation at this time.