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Questions about Dental Associates

Answers to common questions about Dental Associates.

Does Dental Associates only have clinics in Wisconsin?
Yes, all of our clinics are in Wisconsin. However, our Kenosha clinic is near the Illinois border and we have many patients who find our savings and comprehensive care to be worth the short drive from Illinois cities in Lake County like Antioch, Lake Villa, Lindenhurst, Gurnee, Wadsworth, Winthrop Harbor, Zion, and Beach Park.

 

Where are Dental Associates dentist offices located?
We currently have dental clinics located throughout eastern Wisconsin. In the Milwaukee area and south, there are clinics in Milwaukee, downtown Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, Franklin, Sturtevant (Racine) and Kenosha. To the north, we have clinics in Fond du Lac, Appleton, North Appleton, Greenville and Green Bay.

 

Is Dental Associates accepting new patients?
Yes, our dentists and dental specialists are currently accepting new patients. Please use the Request an Appointment page to get started!

 

What insurance does Dental Associates accept?
For a list of dental insurance that we accept, please consult our Dental Insurances We Accept page.

 

Will I see the same dentist on every visit to Dental Associates?
Yes! Your team starts with your general dentist, a hygienist, and support staff. These are the same friendly faces you'll see with each time you visit Dental Associates.

 

Are Dental Associates specialists like orthodontists in the same office as general dentists?
Yes, it all starts with our unique "complete care under one roof" model. No more referrals to other providers. Should you need more complex dental care, our dental specialists are available to join your team... right at your local Dental Associates dental center. No more running all over town to get the specialized, expert dental care your family deserves.

 

Can my dentist treat me if I have a latex allergy?
Yes, your Dental Associates dentist and hygienist will take every precaution to accommodate you. Prior to seeing your dentist, your medical history will be reviewed to assure that every precaution necessary is taken.

 

Why do I need to share a complete medical history with my dentist?
During your first dental visit, your dentist will ask you for a thorough medical history, which typically is gathered during registration. Your medical history may include questions about lifestyle (such as smoking or involvement in high-risk sports) and family medical history. This history, combined with the results of your initial clinical examination, will help to assess your immediate dental care needs and recommend the best treatment approach.

 

What kind of health information should I share with my dentist and how specific should I be?
Mention everything about your health, even if you don’t think it relates to your mouth. If you have had surgery or a major illness, be sure to include this information. Many diseases can have significant effects on your mouth and teeth, and researchers continue to discover ways in which oral health is related to overall health. Diabetes, for instance, can increase the risk for periodontal disease. Periodontal disease or gum disease may adversely affect certain heart conditions.

 

How often should I update my medical history?
After your first visit, be sure to keep your dentist informed if there is a change in your current health status. Normally, the dentist will update your medical history at least every six to 12 months. Let your dentist also know if you are pregnant, have developed allergies, have started any new prescription drugs, or are a smoker. Depending on your health status at the time of your visit, different treatment alternatives, or even delaying treatment may be recommended.

Our dentists frequently work in conjunct with medical specialists to confirm a healthy dentition prior to scheduled medical surgeries.

 

Dental anxiety and nervousness... can anything be done?
If you get nervous about a visit to the dentist, we can certainly help. First and foremost, know that you’re not alone and that we’ve treated many patients who were timid about their dentist visit. If you're tense or anxious it’s important that you tell your hygienist and dentist. Letting your dental team know about your nervousness will let your dentist adapt to your needs.

Please know that your team at Dental Associates will do everything possible to make your experience with us pleasurable. With many of the advances in diagnosis and treatment in the recent past, dentistry has become more comfortable than ever.