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Southdale Dental Associates

Committed to High Quality Care.

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Dental services the way it should be.

Our practice is committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, high-quality dental care. We understand that you, or your child, may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. We are sensitive to your needs, and it is our goal to make you feel comfortable visiting our practice while providing the best care possible.


We promise to always:

  • Treat you with compassion and respect

  • Provide ethical treatment suggestions and explain why we are recommending them

  • Offer patient-centered care that helps you attain your dental health goals

  • Educate you about your unique oral health situation and how you can keep your mouth healthy

  • Encourage your participation in all aspects of your care

Visiting Us

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Your First Visit

Your first visit is all about you – your comfort, your happiness, and your health.

During your first visit, we will review your dental and medical history forms, and take X-rays of your teeth and mouth. Then, the doctor will meet with you to discuss your X-rays, help you create your own individual treatment plan, and answer any questions that you may have. At your next visit, one of our hygienists will clean and polish your teeth, checking your teeth and gums for any cavities or early signs of tooth decay or gingivitis.


Bring your smile, but also remember to bring these with you to your first appointment:

  • Your completed patient information form

  • Your insurance card


Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining a healthy smile!

The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

We understand that you have a busy schedule, so when you're preparing to visit the dentist, please remember that your appointments can last between 45 and 90 minutes.

Financial Information

Cost of Care

The cost of your treatment will vary depending on your individual needs and treatment plan. We will discuss with you the cost of your treatment and each of your available payment options before you begin, so that you can make the best choice for you.

Your smile is yours forever, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the best dental care when you need it. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care.  Our fees are a reflection of the quality of care we provide.  We continue our commitment by offering a variety of financial options to enable you to receive the dental care you need.  We accept cash, check, VISA, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.  Check policy:  If your check is returned for any reason, we will electronically debit your account for the amount of the check plus a processing fee of $30.  


Important Facts About Your Dental Insurance

  • Dental insurance is a contract between the patient and the insurance company.  It is a benefit to assist you with the cost of dental care.  At no time should insurance benefits compromise your doctor’s diagnosis or affect your choice of treatment.

  • It is your responsibility to understand the type of dental insurance you have and the benefits selected by you and/or your employer.

  • You (not the insurance company) are responsible for the fees of services rendered.

As a courtesy to our patients with dental insurance benefits, we will submit your claim and provide any necessary information to assist you in receiving your dental benefits.  We require that any applicable deductibles and estimated patient portion be paid upon receiving a statement.   We do accept assignment of insurance benefits as a form of payment to help reduce your immediate out-of-pocket expense. 

Please contact your insurance carrier prior to your visit to obtain essential information which will accurately reflect your coverage and benefits.  Providing us with this information will expedite the processing of claims.  If you have a direct reimbursement policy, payment in full is expected on the day of service and your dental plan will reimburse you.

Please let us know if you have any questions about your insurance coverage or payment plans.

Convenient Online Services

With the simple click of a mouse, our secure online service allows you to:

  • View your appointment and account information any time

  • Sign up for email or text appointment reminders

  • Check your payment history and see current charges

  • Print out flex spending reimbursement and tax receipts

If you do not have a patient login, please let us know at your next appointment, and we will gladly help you set up your own personal account.

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