Your First Visit to Harbor East Dental
We are always accepting new patients and welcome the opportunity to serve you if you have recently moved to the area and are looking for a dentist in Baltimore, MD or if you want to switch dental care providers. We create comprehensive care plans that will fit into your personal budget. We are willing to create a phased plan where you can afford the best dentistry we can provide for you over time. Our goal is to restore your mouth to ideal health and function. And we will help you maintain this level of health over your lifetime with routine dental exams and cleanings. Our convenient location within minutes of area shopping, dining, and Baltimore’s Inner Harbor makes us an attractive option for many Baltimore residents. Become a patient at our practice today!
New Patient Forms
Please click the button below to download our new patient forms and cut down your time in our waiting room! Simply print, complete and bring them on your first visit to our Harbor East dental practice!
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Commonly Asked Questions Before Your First Visit
Below you will find frequently asked questions our patients have before visiting with us. If you have any other questions not outlined on this page, do not hesitate to contact our office and speak with our team!
What Should I Expect?
You will take a brief tour of our office to meet our staff and have the chance to sit down with the Harbor East Dental team and dentists to learn more about your oral health and services we provide.
What Happens During My Consultation?
We will take a set of digital X-rays, digital impressions, and go over the results with you during your consultation. Our dentist in Baltimore, MD, will perform a diagnosis of any oral health conditions and create a customized treatment plan.
Do You Take Dental Emergencies?
Harbor East Dental serves patients with a wide range of general and cosmetic dentistry procedures and is also a premier emergency dentist in Baltimore, MD. We can typically accommodate for same-day emergency procedures and offer flexible scheduling options for all other visits, including appointments on Saturdays. Just give us a call and we will get you into our office as soon as we can.
How Long Is My First Visit?
Your first visit will typically take about 90 minutes, but may be longer if you are coming in for a teeth cleaning or other treatments. We can provide you with a time estimate before you arrive.
What Should I Bring to My First Appointment?
Please bring insurance cards and X-rays taken at another practice (if you have them) to your first appointment. We will also need a list of prescription medications you are taking and other information about your general health.
Do you Accept Insurance or Offer Financing?
We believe all patients deserve to get the highest quality of dental care available. Our staff will be happy to discuss financial matters with you at any time. We offer in-office budget plans for extensive work and also Care Credit financing.
Our Harbor East Dental team works closely with each patient to determine how they can obtain the highest quality of dental care and fit it into their personal budget. Our goal is to create a plan for lifetime dental health. It is important to us that you should receive the highest quality of dentistry that you deserve. We will create a phased treatment plan to improve your smile and oral health. Our goal is to help you get to a point where you will need minimal dentistry, and we can provide an ongoing preventive program for you. We will help you maximize your dental benefits on a yearly basis.
Do You Provide Any Special Offers?
In addition to maintaining competitive fees, we offer different financing options for procedures and treatments. If you are considering advanced dentistry procedures such as Invisalign or Zoom! Teeth Whitening, talk to us about some of our special offers on these treatments. Our emergency dentist in Baltimore, MD, is here to ensure you maintain optimal oral health on any budget.
Our Dental Insurance Policy
Our Harbor East Dental team works closely with each patient to determine their financial limits and help them develop a treatment plan that can improve their smile without causing them constant worry over how to pay for it. We will help you maximize your dental benefits, and can help to determine benefits coverage, so you will know what your estimated out-of-pocket expenses may be. We are now in network with Cigna and Guardian.
First, we’ll schedule a private consultation with you, during which we’ll discuss the available options. Our highly knowledgeable team members will be happy to file your dental insurance claim for added convenience, and we’re excellent at maximizing available benefits! However, it’s important to remember that even quality plans typically come with a maximum, as well as a co-pay on the patient’s part. We look forward to assisting you and helping you have a smooth and stress-free dental care experience.
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Flexible Payment Options
We accept several forms of payment to make it easy for you to manage the costs of your dental treatment on any budget. Payment options include:
- Cash (discounts available)
- American Express
- Money orders
- Debit cards
- Citi Financial third-party financing
In-House Savings Plan
No insurance? That's not a problem! Ask our friendly team today about our In-House Savings Plan. For a low yearly enrollment fee, you'll enjoy bi-annual checkups and cleanings, complete with x-rays. Special offers on restorative and cosmetic treatments are also available for Plan holders.
Smile Easier While Saving
We all know how important it is to feel comfortable at the dentist, even financially comfortable. This is especially true for those of us without dental insurance. Just as we help to ease your dental anxieties, our In-House Savings Plan can help take the pressure off of your bank account so that you can leave with a smile on your face every time.
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Flexible financing available, subject to credit approval.
Prevention is the most effective way to achieve great oral health. This means practicing good home dental care and seeing a professional twice a year for regular teeth cleaning and x-rays. Preventive care not only protects oral health, it also saves money.
Studies indicate that periodontal disease, or gum disease, affects as much as 75% of the U.S. population. Although some forms of gum disease are reversible, most cases require more intervention once they've reached later stages. Proactive healthcare prevents serious problems.
We hope you'll never face serious oral health problems, but if you do, our In-House Savings Plan will protect you from paying the full cost that others would face.
Third-Party Financing Options
Third-party financing can be an attractive option for patients who need some financial help to cover the cost of dental care outside of benefits coverage or when paying for their entire treatment as a self-pay patient. We recommend CareCredit third-party financing because they offer low-interest rates and convenient monthly payment plans.
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