New Patient Information - Lake Dental Clinic
Patients are seen on an appointment basis, and we reserve time specifically with you and the doctor or hygienist. We ask that you complete an online appointment request or call (573) 346-7278 in advance so that we may reserve an appointment time for you.
If you are a new patient to our office, the link below contains our new patient bundle with forms that will need to be filled out when you arrive at our office. Printing forms, filling them out and bringing them with you will allow us to attend to your medical needs more quickly than completing them on your arrival. Thank you and please contact our office if you have any questions at all. (CLICK HERE) or on link below to download forms.
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Our office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. Staff members are available during these hours to answer questions, make appointments and take messages, etc. The doctors pager number is on our voice mail in the event of a dental emergency. Our office telephone number is (573) 346-7278.
Preventive Care Visits
We hope you share our belief that regular preventive dental health care is a sound investment. At the time of your preventive care visit, please advise any staff member of changes in address, telephone number, general health status, medication or insurance coverage.
If you have a dental emergency, please call us (573) 346-7278 as early in the day as possible and we will do our best to respond to your dental emergency promptly. If the emergency arises when the office is closed, the voice mail will give you a phone number for the doctor on call.
If you have any questions regarding your treatment, please feel free to contact us. Our office staff is qualified to answer most questions. If your doctor must be consulted, he will return your call at his earliest convenience.
A Final Note
We pride ourselves in providing state-of-the-art dental services. We hope you will find your time spent with us informative and productive in helping you achieve optimal dental health. Thank you for allowing us to help you with your dental needs!
For your convenience, we accept cash, personal checks, money orders and major credit cards. Payment is expected at the time services are performed. When more extensive dental care is necessary, financial arrangements can be made with our office. MORE INFO!!
As a service to our patients, our practice accepts most dental insurance programs, including non-managed care, indemnity (traditional) and PPO out-of-network. We are not part of any managed care network. Our accounting staff will prepare all the necessary forms for your dental benefits. However, we remind you that your specific policy is an agreement between you and your insurance company. Please keep in mind that you are responsible for your total obligation should your insurance benefits result in less coverage than anticipated. Our staff will gladly submit a pre-treatment estimate to your insurance company so that you will know what your benefits will be.
The fees charged for services rendered to those who are insured are the usual and customary fees charged to all our patients for similar services. Your policy may base its allowances on a fixed fee schedule, which may or may not coincide with our usual fees. You should be aware that different insurance companies vary greatly in the types of coverage available. Also, some companies take care of claims promptly while others delay payment for several months.
For patients wihtout dental insurance we do offer dental financing through CareCredit® & the Citi® Health Card. You can visit our Dental Financing page for more information or download, print and complete an application for dental financing by clicking on either of the links below.
CareCredit® Dental Financing Application - Download, Print, Complete and bring to next appointment
Citi® Health Card Dental Financing - Download, Print, Complete and bring to next appointment