New Patients – Columbia, MO
Helping You Prepare For Your First Visit
Welcome to Columbia Healthy Smiles! We are currently accepting new patients, and we are pleased to offer exceptional dental care to infants, toddlers, children, teens, adults, and seniors. Dr. Batson, Dr. Abe, and our team of dentistry professionals are here to welcome you and provide a level of safety and comfort you won’t find anywhere else. But before you arrive for your first visit, we want you to have all the information you need to feel confident, comfortable, and ready, which is why you are encouraged to review the following details. Here, you’ll learn about what you can expect during your first visit, new dental patient paperwork, dental insurance, and financing options. We look forward to meeting you!
Your First Visit
Your first appointment at Columbia Healthy Smiles will be composed of a few important parts, including:
- A comprehensive visual exam
- Full mouth charting
- Oral cancer screening
- A full set of radiographs (X-rays)
- Photographs of the patient's teeth and gums
Once we’ve learned everything we can about your oral health, we can schedule you for a follow-up cleaning and any treatment Dr. Batson or Dr. Abe recommends because of the information found in your exam.
Dental Patient Forms
For your convenience, we have the forms you’ll need to fill out before your initial visit here online! Just print them out, write in the pertinent information, and make sure to bring them with you to our Columbia dental office.
We are an insurance-friendly dental office that is pleased to welcome your plan. Our team of experts will file all claims on your behalf so that you will receive the maximum benefit provided by your insurance company. We’ll also review your plan and discuss ways you can get the most out of your policy so that you don’t lose valuable money at the end of the year.
Paying the entirety of a bill upfront is not always feasible, and we never want our patients to feel as if they cannot receive the dental care they need simply because of the cost. This is why we offer easy access to flexible financing. By enrolling with CareCredit, patients can spread out the cost of their bill across several months instead of being responsible for the full amount at the time of service. With no surprise fees and low or no-interest payment plans, individuals can stay within their budgets while focusing on healthier smiles for the future.
If you don’t have dental insurance benefits through your job, you may think that you’ll have to pay full price for your dental care. But here with our team, that’s simply not the case! You can participate in the Columbia Healthy Smiles Membership Program, which allows you to receive preventive care and additional discounts on other services all for an affordable rate. In fact, when you take advantage of this program, you could save hundreds of dollars on your dental healthcare! Do you have questions about this program, or would you like to enroll in it? Just give our team a phone call, and we’ll be happy to help however we can.