Why do I need fluoride?
Fluoride is a mineral that attracts other minerals to strengthen tooth enamel against decay. Unless you ask Dr. Thapar-Dua to avoid providing supplemental fluoride treatment, she will administer it. Dr. Thapar-Dua believes that fluoride is a great preventive dentistry practice that benefits adults and children.
While professional grade teeth whitening is stronger than over-the-counter systems, Dr. Thapar-Dua uses a safe and effective program. If you have had problems with sensitive teeth in the past, please tell our team at your visit. We’ll discuss your options and what you can expect in regards to sensitivity and results.
Does Medicaid or Medicare cover dental work?
No. However, we file some PPO insurances and provide discounts to senior citizens.
We accept some PPO insurance plans and file out-of-network claims as a courtesy. Please prepare to pay your portion of the fees at your visit. For patients with out-of-network insurance, reimbursement is mailed directly to the patient from the insurance company, and payment should be made in full at the dental visit.
How can I pay for my dental care?
We accept cash, checks, Visa, and MasterCard.
What does our house/facility need for you to see residents?
We need the house/facility to have a ramp and the residents will need to be seen on the main floor, unless they have an elevator or chair lift to help take equipment beyond the main floor.
Do you ONLY see the elderly?
No, we also see handicapped, disabled and special needs residents of all ages, that includes children and young adults. We cater to individuals who are bound to their home and can not make it to a dental office without too many complications for caregivers and transportation.
What do you need when you come out to see the residents?
Usually need a good amount of space with a bathroom in the room or close by. At facilities, we set up our dental office in a Doctor's suite or Wellness Center and at times, and unoccupied room in the facility or its Beauty Salon.
How many facilities do you visit in a day?
We usually visit 2 to 3 facilities in a day. We try to schedule them close to each other. We always work the furthest facility out and work our way back to our hub office, which is in Clarksburg.