OUR MAIN 2 GOALS THAT WE OPERATE BY EVERY DAY ARE DELIVERING COMFORTABLE AND AFFORDABLE DENTISTRY.
COMFORTABLE: We pay very close attention to the way we perform dental procedures to make sure it's all done extremely comfortably. At Caledonia Smile, one of our hard rules is never commencing treatment unless the tooth and the gums are completely numb. We take the time to allow the anesthetic to take full effect. We also take the time to deliver the anesthetic (give the needle) in an extremely gentle manner. It has taken us many years to develop and perfect a technique to allow for comfortable anesthetic delivery. We get feedback daily from adults and kids about how they "did not feel the needle going in". We genuinely feel the happiest, personally and professionally, when we accomplish comfortable dentistry, and that's what we strive for when treating every single patient.
We have equipped our Caledonia office with massage and heat dental chairs, as well as TV's and headphones in each room, all in an effort to create a pleasant experience for our patients, all at no extra cost.
There are many of us who are very fearful of dental treatment. As part of our comfortable and personalized dentistry philosophy, we take those dental phobias very seriously. Depending on the level of anxiety, we offer the laughing gas for mild levels of anxiety, while we recommend the in-office oral and IV sedation for moderately and highly anxious patients. We offer the oral sedation (medicine dissolved in juice) for children who are anxious about dental treatment, and to minimize the number of dental visits and risk of a bad experience.
We believe the cost of dental procedures is definitely a serious barrier for most people to obtain the oral care they need. We have seen many patients electing to go with the non-recommended least expensive treatment option due to the excessive cost of better treatment alternatives. Additionally, most patients have a limited budget, or an insurance coverage maximum that they cannot afford to exceed, limiting their choices and dental visits.
We chose the profession of dentistry because it combines the art and science of creating beautiful smiles, durable healthy chewing teeth, and patients' comfort and satisfaction. Making patients feel healthier, less anxious about dentistry, and more confident about their smiles and chewing, are far greater and more satisfying rewards to us than financial gains. In order to help as many people as we can realize their oral health goals, we will be offering very competitive fees, especially for more advanced treatment such as implants, crowns, veneers, braces, Invisalign, and sedation. Please check our website for our latest promotions.
We will also be offering payment plans, and will bill the insurance directly so there's no need to pay the full fee upfront for treatment rendered. If you decide to pre-pay, a 5% discount will apply.