FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here at Duvall Dental Center, we understand that patients sometimes have questions they want answered — either about specific services or about us. We’ve listed a few of those questions and answers here. We hope they help. If you have different questions, request your complimentary virtual consult here. Or you can schedule an appointment, just call us at (425) 307-4929.
Are you accepting new patients?
We are always welcoming new patients at Duvall Dental Center. We want to be your dental home, but we also work with patients who are referred to us for specialized services. Dr. Tyler offers advanced dentistry care for those in need of dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, and more. We are here to help.
Do I need to arrive early for my first appointment?
It’s always helpful to have you arrive early. It gives us a chance to verify and update your information and medical history. with you. More importantly, it gives you a moment to relax.
How much do you charge for a consultation?
Are you looking for a second opinion or your new dental home? Either way, we’re happy to offer you a complimentary consultation. It’s the perfect way for you to get to know us, our office, and discuss in person your dental goals.
I’m really nervous. What can you do to help me?
It’s estimated that at least 60% of Americans are nervous or anxious about going to the dentist. At Duvall Dental Center, we have multiple options to help ease your anxiety. The first step is always to talk to us about it when you’re making your appointment.
Do you treat children?
We are happy to provide preventive care for patients of all ages. In some instances and depending on your child’s age, needs, and level of comfort in a dental setting, we will work with local pediatric dentists to help in situations where a child’s teeth need to be restored to health.
How can you improve the appearance of my smile?
The possibilities are endless with our cosmetic dentistry services! From tooth bonding and dental veneers to whitening, gum contouring and more, we can create subtle but meaningful changes or offer a smile makeover.
What does in and out of network mean?
Dental insurance companies have a set allowable fee for services that they will cover and do not base their coverage on your dental providers actual fees. For doctors who are considered within their network, the percentage of the fee covered is often higher than for those who are outside of their network. Preventive care, for example, is often presented as 100% covered by many insurance companies. Unfortunately, that’s not a full look at the situation and can be misleading. It means the dental insurance company will pay up to 100% of the allotted fee they’ve determined is allowed for a preventive care visit. That fee may not be in line with what your dental care provider charges. The dental insurance company is setting the allotted fee based on their own metrics instead of what the dental care provider’s fee actually is.
Why doesn’t your office participate or accept certain policies?
Our focus is on providing you the care you need in the manner that will promote the best long-term health solution. As such, we have chosen to opt out of participating in certain insurance contracts. Some insurance companies require deep discounts on the fees we charge, and if allowed, this can adversely affect the quality of care you receive, the quality of materials used in dental procedures, and the reliability of the labs we work with.
What insurance do you accept?
We accept most major dental plans. We also offer a complimentary benefits evaluation. Just give us a call to schedule yours to discuss optimizing your insurance benefits for the care you need.
What if I don’t have insurance?
If you don’t currently have insurance, there are other payment solutions. If you are looking for comprehensive dental care, we have created our membership programs to help you receive the care you deserve. If you are interested in specific services like cosmetic or implant dentistry we have several financing and loyalty plan options available to help.