Patient Information

Introduction

We are dedicated to improving your dental experience. Our focus is your care and comfort. Our team of dedicated individuals specializes in the development and maintenance of your oral health and as a result, improvement of your overall health.

Scheduling Information

Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm. We will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible. If you have pain or an emergency situation every attempt will be made to see you the same day. We try to stay on schedule to minimize waiting at the time of your appointment. Referral of emergency patients can cause delays to the schedule and your understanding and patience is very much appreciated.

For your initial visit bring any information your dentist has provided. In many cases they will send it to us prior to your visit.

  • referral slip and x-rays from your referring dentist.
  • a list of medications you are currently taking (please note that you can fill out your patient registration here and medical history form here.)
  • if you have dental insurance, please bring any forms or insurance cards with you to the appointment.

All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation appointment. Please notify the office if you have a medical condition or concern prior to surgery (e.g. artificial heart valves or joints, heart murmurs requiring pre-medication, severe diabetes, or hypertension.) Please call us at 818.788.6600 to schedule an appointment.

Infection Control

For Your Protection

In this era of public concern and media coverage about the hazards of infectious diseases, such as hepatitis B and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), you should know that we use every possible infection-control procedure to eliminate disease transmission in our practice. In fact, this office has been exceeding the recent standards recommended by the American Dental Association and Centers for Disease Control for many years. We would like to take this opportunity to explain the precautions we routinely provide for our patients. This commitment involves our adoption of federal government regulations designed to protect the health and safety of the dental office team. These procedures protect you, the patient, as well as us.

Universal Precautions

You may be surprised to learn the most frequently performed procedures in our office are not maintenance visits or even periodontal examinations. The most common procedures are designed to accomplish good infection control with every patient. This is called applying "universal precautions." Infection control measures are the same for every patient. These include: wearing gloves; changing gloves and washing hands between patients; using instruments and other items that are disposable and/or sterilized.

What We Do

Before you enter the treatment room, the dental unit and chair are cleaned and disinfected with antimicrobials beyond government standards. All dental instruments are first cleaned and are then sterilized with high heat. The Centers for Disease Control and the American Dental Association (ADA) approve both methods. Health-care safety is everyone's concern, both yours and ours. We take the responsibility of treating you and your family very seriously. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call before your next appointment, or talk with us during your next visit. We are very proud of our infection-control program and are happy to discuss these procedures with you.

Medical Information Form

Please take a few minutes to answer questions on your health background and any medications you may be taking. Having this info helps us serve you better and filling this out before your visit saves you time. Download form (pdf format).

Patient Registration Form

Download form (pdf format).

Financial Policy

Full payment is due at the time of service. We accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. If you have dental insurance, and you have obtained a pre-estimate, you are expected to pay your estimated portion, and/or deductible at the time of service. Your treatment will not be dictated by available insurance benefits. We will gladly assist you in collecting insurance reimbursement. Upon request, we can obtain a pre-determination of dental benefits prior to treatment. You are directly responsible for the payment of all fees. Any balance over 90 days will be charged an annual finance fee of 18%. To avoid finance or rebilling charges, we ask that you comply with our financial policy.

Pre-Operative Instructions

Instructions to follow before surgery. Click to read.

Post-Operative Instructions

Instructions to follow after surgery. Click to read.

 
 

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Encino Periodontics & Implants
16311 Ventura Blvd, Suite 1110, Encino, CA 91436
Phone: 818-788-6600 | Fax: 818-788-2905 |