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About Our Practice

At Confident Smiles, our desire to help people achieve their best possible dental results works in tandem with our genuine passion for oral health to create an environment that is warm, friendly, and compassionate. Patient comfortability is of the utmost importance to us, as it enables us to cultivate and maintain the meaningful, trusting relationships that have existed at the core of our practice for over 20 years.

Through the provision of expert dentistry and quality care, we aim to help each patient achieve a healthy smile that exudes confidence! We also strive to equip our patients with the resources and knowledge necessary to make informed decisions regarding their treatment options and to maintain optimal oral health between visits.

Preventive

The most effective way to prevent diseases of the gums, teeth and jaw is to regularly receive dental check-ups and teeth cleanings (at least twice per year, depending on your specific diagnoses and treatment plan). Our office offers a number of preventive services that help to safeguard patients from having to undergo treatment for major oral difficulties.

  • Cleanings
  • Scalings
  • Dental Sealants
  • Night Guards

Restorative

  • Tooth Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Bridges

Emergency

  • Cracked Tooth Repair
  • Tooth Ache
  • Tooth Extraction
  • Root Canal Therapy

Cosmetic

  • Teeth Whitening
  • Bonding
  • Veneers
  • Implants
  • Invisalign

New Patient Information

It is not uncommon for new patients to experience a bit of anxiety in anticipation of a visit to the dentist. The information provided on this page is designed to help alleviate some of these potential feelings by providing a brief overview of what you can expect as a patient at Confident Smiles!

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Initial Visit

Your initial office visit will last approximately one hour and will include the following:

Establishing Rapport: Prior to beginning your dental evaluation, we will take a moment to get to know you and develop a concrete understanding of your dental goals including your concerns about your oral health, dental history, and smile appearance. We will work with you to answer any initial questions you may have in order to ensure your utmost comfortability, and will give you a brief overview of exactly what to expect next.
Comprehensive Oral Exam: You will then receive a comprehensive oral exam of your teeth, gums, jaw joints. This examination will include taking any X-Rays necessary to properly diagnose you and identify your best treatment options. (Note: If you have recently had X-rays at a different office, please let us know when you schedule your initial appointment so that we may work with you to make arrangements for them to be provided to our office.)
Optional Basic Cleaning: Basic teeth cleaning, which we recommend be performed twice per year, is optional during the initial visit so long as your comprehensive oral exam confirms that your gums are healthy.
Treatment Planning: Your initial visit will end with a discussion about your treatment options and the establishment of your treatment plan. You will receive any diagnosis confirmed during your visit and will work with the doctor to determine what your next steps will be on your journey to optimal oral health!

Late & Missed Appointment Policy

When you schedule an appointment at Confident Smiles, your appointment time is exclusively yours! Because we value our patients and their time, we do our absolute best to ensure that each patient is greeted and serviced at the time of their appointment, and is able to leave our office within a reasonable amount of time. We do not double book patients. For this reason, it is important that patients contact our office as soon as possible when they are unable to keep their appointments, in order to avoid scheduling disruption.

If you believe that you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please call our office as soon as possible so that we may work with you to reschedule your appointment for a time that better fits your schedule. **Appointments that are 20 minutes late are subject to cancellation.**

 

Insurance Information

At Confident Smiles, we accept several insurance plans. We also have custom payment options available for patients who are not covered under one of the carriers we accept. If you do not see your particular insurance carrier listed, please call our office today to inquire!

Aetna
Amerigroup
Ameritas
Carefirst BCBS
Cigna
Dominion
DC Trusted Health
DC Amerihealth
DC Medstar
DC Straight
Delta Dental
Delta Dental (Retiree)
Dentaquest
Dente Max
Dominion
Federal Employee Program
Guardian
Humana
Kaiser Permanente
Local 5 (Plumbers and Pipe fitters)
Maryland Healthy Smiles
Met Life
Neighborhood Dental
Physicians Mutual
Scion
United Concordia
UnitedHealthcare
Washington’s Teacher Union

 

 

Preventive

The most effective way to prevent diseases of the gums, teeth and jaw is to regularly receive dental check-ups and teeth cleanings (at least twice per year, depending on your specific diagnoses and treatment plan). Our office offers a number of preventive services that help to safeguard patients from having to undergo treatment for major oral difficulties.

  • Cleanings
  • Scalings
  • Dental Sealants
  • Night Guards

Restorative

  • Tooth Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Bridges

Emergency

  • Cracked Tooth Repair
  • Tooth Ache
  • Tooth Extraction
  • Root Canal Therapy

Cosmetic

  • Teeth Whitening
  • Bonding
  • Veneers
  • Implants
  • Invisalign

New Patient Information

It is not uncommon for new patients to experience a bit of anxiety in anticipation of a visit to the dentist. The information provided on this page is designed to help alleviate some of these potential feelings by providing a brief overview of what you can expect as a patient at Confident Smiles!

________________________________

Initial Visit

Your initial office visit will last approximately one hour and will include the following:

Establishing Rapport: Prior to beginning your dental evaluation, we will take a moment to get to know you and develop a concrete understanding of your dental goals including your concerns about your oral health, dental history, and smile appearance. We will work with you to answer any initial questions you may have in order to ensure your utmost comfortability, and will give you a brief overview of exactly what to expect next.
Comprehensive Oral Exam: You will then receive a comprehensive oral exam of your teeth, gums, jaw joints. This examination will include taking any X-Rays necessary to properly diagnose you and identify your best treatment options. (Note: If you have recently had X-rays at a different office, please let us know when you schedule your initial appointment so that we may work with you to make arrangements for them to be provided to our office.)
Optional Basic Cleaning: Basic teeth cleaning, which we recommend be performed twice per year, is optional during the initial visit so long as your comprehensive oral exam confirms that your gums are healthy.
Treatment Planning: Your initial visit will end with a discussion about your treatment options and the establishment of your treatment plan. You will receive any diagnosis confirmed during your visit and will work with the doctor to determine what your next steps will be on your journey to optimal oral health!

Late & Missed Appointment Policy

When you schedule an appointment at Confident Smiles, your appointment time is exclusively yours! Because we value our patients and their time, we do our absolute best to ensure that each patient is greeted and serviced at the time of their appointment, and is able to leave our office within a reasonable amount of time. We do not double book patients. For this reason, it is important that patients contact our office as soon as possible when they are unable to keep their appointments, in order to avoid scheduling disruption.

If you believe that you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please call our office as soon as possible so that we may work with you to reschedule your appointment for a time that better fits your schedule. **Appointments that are 20 minutes late are subject to cancellation.**

 

Insurance Information

At Confident Smiles, we accept several insurance plans. We also have custom payment options available for patients who are not covered under one of the carriers we accept. If you do not see your particular insurance carrier listed, please call our office today to inquire!

Aetna
Amerigroup
Ameritas
Carefirst BCBS
Cigna
Dominion
DC Trusted Health
DC Amerihealth
DC Medstar
DC Straight
Delta Dental
Delta Dental (Retiree)
Dentaquest
Dente Max
Dominion
Federal Employee Program
Guardian
Humana
Kaiser Permanente
Local 5 (Plumbers and Pipe fitters)
Maryland Healthy Smiles
Met Life
Neighborhood Dental
Physicians Mutual
Scion
United Concordia
UnitedHealthcare
Washington’s Teacher Union

 

 

Forms and Notices

Our practice will soon offer new and current patients the opportunity to download forms and access policy updates online via this portal. Until then, please contact our office to request these documents and a staff member will be more than happy to ensure that you receive them.

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7511 New Hampshire Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912

7511 New Hampshire Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912

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