Q.  Should I arrive early for my appointment?

A.  Here at Adkison Family Dental we make every effort to seat our patients on time or as reasonably close to their appointment time as              possible.  We do ask that our patients arrive on time for their appointment.   It is important that new patients come in at least 5 - 10 minutes  early to look over their eforms and sign them, get their picture taken for their record and discuss any insurance or financial questions they may have. 

Q.  Will I need to take antibiotics before my dental treatment?

A.  Dr. Adkison strictly adheres to the recommendations from the ADA on which patients should take antibiotic premedication before dental treatment.  Typically, any patient's that have a history of a joint replacement, heart valve damage, transplant or a stent placed within the previous 6 months will need an antibiotic prior to dental cleanings or treatment.  If there is ever a question of whether a patient should need to take an antibiotic, Dr. Adkison will refer to the patient's Medical Dr.'s advice.

Q.  What should I bring to my first appointment?

A.  Dr. Adkison asks that patient's bring a current medical history list to each appointment along with current medications taken, current dental insurance information, any x-rays or charts being sent from another dentist or physician and payment for the procedure. 

Q.  Why should my dental work be pre-determined?

A.  A dental pre-determination is not always necessary but it is nice in most instances to pre-determine your work with your insurance so that you will have an accurate cost of what your insurance will pay and what your cost out of pocket will be.  Insurance policies normally have a maximum amount that they will pay out per calendar year or benefit period.  Predeterminations give us an idea of how much of that maximum a patient has met and the amount that insurance will pay out for the remainder of the year as well as whether the deductible will apply or has already been met and what percentage insurance will cover the procedure at.