FAQs

Do you accept Medicaid, CareSource, Buckeye, and/or Molina insurance?

No, we do not. However, we welcome you to speak with our insurance coordinator about the types of insurance we can accept in addition to financing options available to you.

Why doesn’t my insurance cover the total cost of my cleaning? Shouldn’t it be free?

Sometimes, patients with certain oral health conditions, such as periodontal disease, require services and treatments during their regular dental cleaning appointments that go beyond the treatments covered by their dental exam and cleaning coverage.

We welcome you to talk with our insurance coordinator to determine the exact services covered by your dental insurance and to determine your anticipated costs before you receive treatment.

Why do I need periodontal treatment?

Patients develop periodontal disease for various reasons, from poor oral hygiene habits or due to other health issues.

Treating periodontal disease is essential to prevent more advanced dental complications and to prevent your body from developing related systemic health problems.

Why doesn’t my insurance fully cover periodontal maintenance?

Every insurance company and dental plan offers different types of coverage. For some, complete periodontal treatment and maintenance are not a fully covered treatment.

We welcome you to talk with our office’s insurance coordinator to learn what you can expect in terms of coverage from your provider and the costs of treatment.

What should I bring to my appointment?

If visiting our office for the first time, we ask that you bring a valid government-issued ID, a copy of your dental insurance information, and any relevant medical records or paperwork.

Additionally, you can download and print out our new patient registration and medical history forms from our website to complete before your appointment time. However, you are welcome to complete these forms in our office at the time of your appointment.

Should I arrive early to my first appointment at Steve A. Sato, DDS?

We ask that new patients arrive 20 minutes early for their first appointment. This will allow our office coordinator to check you in, collect your medical and patient forms, and ensure all of your new patient paperwork is squared away in time for your scheduled dental appointment.

How often should I visit the dentist?

At Steve A. Sato, DDS, we recommend healthy patients visit the dentist at least twice a year for a regular dental exam and prophylactic cleaning. This helps us prevent dental complications from developing and ensures that any new issues are detected and treated early.

Patients with ongoing oral health concerns, such as periodontal disease, might need to visit the dentist more frequently for regular maintenance. Dr. Sato will help you determine the right dental care schedule based on your individual oral health and treatment goals.

How can I learn more about your dental practice?

If you would like to learn more about the services we offer, the dental insurance plans we accept, our financing options, our office, or anything else regarding your dental care, we welcome you to contact us at (937) 226-1400.

If you would rather speak to someone in person, we welcome you to schedule a new patient consultation.