Your first visit with Dr. Best is actually an important part of the treatment you will receive during surgery. It's kind of like football, because our surgical team will need to have a game plan in order to create the best possible outcome.
At your first visit, we'll conduct a thorough clinical evaluation of your mouth, combined with reading your X-rays, and a review of your medical history. While some surgeries may require extensive planning and coordination with your dentist or orthodontist, other surgeries are rather straightforward. In some cases, surgery can even be performed the same day.
To help us help you, and to make your first appointment as beneficial as possible, please come prepared with the following:
We will do everything we can to schedule your appointment as quickly as possible. If you are in pain or have an emergency situation, every effort will be made to see you that day. We understand that your time is valuable, and we want to eliminate waiting in our office. However, given the nature of surgical procedures and individual circumstances, some surgeries may go over their scheduled time. When this happens, we sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding. Please know that you will also receive the same specialized care and attention to detail in a non-rushed environment.
To give you as many options as possible, we are in-network providers with a number of dental insurance companies. In addition to your insurance coverage, you are responsible for all fees not paid by your insurance companies. While we make every effort to provide the most accurate insurance estimate possible prior to treatment, the insurance company may pay more or less than the estimated costs. If a balance remains after the insurance has paid, you will receive a statement with the balance due that you are responsible for. But if the insurance company pays more than estimated, you will be happily mailed a refund for the difference.
Every insurance plan varies, sometimes even plans within the same network. For the most up-to-date insurance information, please call us with your insurance company and policy number.
We accept the following insurances: Ameritas, Aetna, Cigna, DeCare, Delta Dental, and MetLife. However, this list is subject to change, so please call us if you have questions about your particular coverage.
Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is conveniently located in the heart of the Piedmont Triad, with easy access to southern Virginia and central North Carolina. Dr. Best has patients who travel from all over, but some of the most common areas we see folks from are: