New Dental Patient Information – Minot, ND
Planning Your First Appointment
We’re always excited to welcome families to Souris Valley Dental Group for the first time! Before the day of the appointment, though, we highly recommend that you review this page so that you know exactly what to expect during your visit and how you can prepare. If you have any questions or if there’s anything you’re uncertain about, get in touch with us; our team will get back to you as soon as they can.
Your First Visit
Your first visit at a new dental office is extremely important. It’s when your dentist has a chance to get a feel for the current state of your oral health so that they can start creating an appropriate treatment plan for you. You’ll be given some paperwork to fill out, and during your visit we’ll ask about any preexisting health issues or concerns you might have. And of course, your visit wouldn’t be complete without a thorough examination of your teeth and gums.
You can wait to receive your patient forms when you first arrive at our dental office, but to save you time we will automatically send your registration forms to you once your first initial appointment is set. You could end up shaving about 15 minutes off the times spent in our waiting room before your appointment by having all of the necessary paperwork filled out beforehand. Of course, if you’re not sure how to fill out some of the sections in these forms, you can always get in touch with us.
For many patients, the most stressful part of a dental appointment is when it’s time to pay. We want to make things as easy as possible for you so that you never have to worry about affording dental care. In addition to accepting most major credit cards, we’re willing to work with a wide variety of insurance plans. After your appointment, we’ll fill out the paperwork and file the necessary claims so that you can reap the insurance benefits that you’re entitled to.
It is our goal here at Souris Valley Dental to provide you with excellent dental care through treatment plan options and financial arrangements that will meet your needs. We never want finances to stand in your way of premium dental care. Our staff will help you choose one or more of the options below to finance your dental treatment:
- We accept: Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express
- We offer a courtesy adjustment to patients who pay for their treatment in full the day of service.
- We offer an in house benefit plan, see details of our "Souris Valley Perks" program below
- If you do not have a dental insurance policy, or your insurance benefits come to your home, you will be responsible for payment on the day of treatment. If you are not able to pay in full, or if your treatment requires several visits, you will be given an estimate and will be able to discuss payment arrangements with a member of our business office staff.
- CareCredit is available as a payment plan option. Please ask us for detailed information.
Souris Valley Perks Program
For patients who do not have insurance and are unsure if they want to apply for third party financing, we have yet another alternative: the Souris Valley Perks Program. The way it works as simple: you pay a small annual fee ($39 for an individual, $75 for a family), and in return you’ll enjoy a 15 percent discount on all services. And unlike insurance, you don’t have to worry about meeting a deductible or staying under an annual maximum. Click the link below for details.
Care2Share Referral Program
Referring one of your friends or loved ones to our dental office is one of the biggest compliments we can receive, and we want to make sure that kindness is repaid. Under the Care2Share program, you can earn credit towards any of the services we offer simply by sending someone else our way. Not only will this help make your own care more affordable, but you’ll make sure that the people you care about find a dental office where they can get the quality treatment they deserve.
Whitening for Life Program
Time is probably your worst enemy when it comes to the brightness of your teeth. If you want to maintain the beautiful white grin that you’ve worked so hard to take care of, our Whitening for Life program will help you do just that. We can provide take-home whitening kits with custom-fitted trays that you can use on your own time; you’ll also be provided free refill tubes of whitening solution at regular intervals. If you’re interested in this program, call us today for details.