Your First Visit
What to expect
Our initial appointment together will last approximately one hour. With this time we would like to become better acquainted with you and your individual needs. We'll do a thorough examination of your teeth and gums, bite mechanics and perform an oral cancer screening. After you set an appointment date with our office: Locate your insurance card and please contact your dentist to provide us with a current set of complete radiographs (x-rays) so that we can discuss all available treatment options.
After his evaluation Dr. Engert will contact your dentist and will coordinate a plan of action with you which best fits your needs. In all cases we respect your individual ideas about your care and will work within these parameters. We encourage our patients to become involved in their treatment and welcome your questions. We strive to communicate your options clearly. Shortly after your first visit you will receive a copy of the consultation report that we send to your general dentist.
Periodontal therapy is covered by most dental insurance plans. Our knowledgeable staff will go over the fees with you on your first visit so there are no surprises. We will handle the paperwork to maximize the benefits to which you are entitled. Upon request and before beginning any procedures we will coordinate a financial arrangement outlining the estimated benefit from your insurance company as well as your estimated portion. We have financial plans available to help make your investment in your oral health affordable.
Our office is located in the 450 Sutter Medical Dental Center, a National Historic Building. Allow yourself some extra time to park and take in the Union Square area. You'll enjoy the panoramic view of Downtown and The Bay from our 23rd floor suite. Parking is available at the 450 Sutter Building or the economical Sutter/Stockton public garage.