Making your first appointment with Dr. Howard is a big step towards creating your dream smile. If there’s anything you’re uncertain about, please call us. We love meeting new patients and their families and want to do whatever we can to make the visit a success!
You’ll need to fill out some paperwork that provides us with all the necessary information about your current health as well as preexisting conditions that need to be taken into account when planning future treatments. Of course, you can personally tell Dr. Howard about any particular concerns that are currently on your mind. We’ll then perform a thorough examination, checkup, and cleaning before scheduling additional appointments as needed to address specific dental concerns.
To save you time during your visit, we highly recommend having your new patient forms completed ahead of time. You can download the forms with the link below and print them out at home so that you can fill them out whenever you have the time. Then you can simply hand them directly to our front desk patient coordinators when you arrive, allowing us to get started on processing all of your information right away.
Our Rancho Bernardo dental office accepts most dental insurance plans; we are in-network with several companies, but we’re also happy to help file claims on your behalf for an out-of-network policy. We’ll ask for you to pay your co-pay or deductible up front. We’ll always do everything we can ensure that you get the most out of your benefits. Remember, though, that if your insurance plan is paid for by your employer, it does not affect your responsibility to pay the remaining fees if the company doesn’t pay what we expect them to.
We are in-network with the following insurances:
There are several different ways to pay for dental care, and you can choose the best option based on your personal situation. We highly recommend that you get in touch with us ahead of time to talk about your preferred form of payment; this will also be your chance to ask any questions that you have on your mind. We accept Delta Premier and other common dental health insurances. If you would like to apply for third party financing through CareCredit, we can help you.
The Center for Advanced Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry accepts several payment options:
You have a choice when it comes to paying for your treatment. You can simply pay for it at the end of your actual visit, or you can use our website instead. If you use our online tool, you can monitor your current balance and use PayPal to pay at your convenience. We’ve made sure that your personal information will be well-protected, so don’t worry about using this payment method. Please call our team if there’s anything you don’t understand about the process of paying online or if you’d like to clarify something.