Dental Health Partners

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At Dental Health Partners, we pride ourselves on educating our patients about dental care so you can be an active participant in your own oral health care.

As a patient, you have a right to be informed about your treatment. We make every effort to explain a procedure in enough detail for you to understand why it's important and how it can benefit your oral health.

But you may still have questions, and we've shared a few of those we hear most frequently. We're always here for you, so if you still need more information, please don't hesitate to contact our office.

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We’re always pleased to welcome your referrals; in fact, the biggest compliment our team can receive is a referral from one of our satisfied patients!

We're happy to make time to see a friend or relative you think we can help. At Dental Health Partners, there's always room for another smiling face! Our team looks forward to the opportunity to treat your family and friends with the same excellent care and compassion we extend to you. 

Encourage your friends and family to contact our office and schedule their appointment today!

Dentists recommend an exam every 6 months. In this exam, the teeth are evaluated. Also, the surrounding soft tissues are examined. This includes gums, salivary glands, lymph nodes and thyroid.

Emergency Dentist in Dental Health Partners | Mitchell, SDWe know that dental emergencies can be upsetting and often painful. We make every effort to see emergency patients within 24 hours.

Please contact our office and we’ll help you get the relief you need.

The team at Dental Health Partners takes infection control very seriously. Your health and safety are our highest priorities, and our state-of-the-art sterilization practices are just one more example of our team’s dedication to your total well-being.

Sterilization Procedures  

sterilization at dental health partners in mitchell, sdWe have specific sterilization procedures in place, and we go through multiple steps to ensure that the dental environment where you receive your care is as clean as possible. After treatment, we wash all used instruments to clean and disinfect them.

The instruments are then inspected one more time and sealed in a special bag. Next, they’re placed in an autoclave, a machine that is designed to kill all bacteria that may still be present. We then take the sterilized instruments back to the treatment rooms for use. Our team also disinfects our treatment rooms on a regular basis with disinfecting wipes and sprays that kill all surface bacteria. Our office meets all ADA, CDC, and OSHA regulations.

Your Comfort and Confidence is Our Priority

We always want you to feel comfortable when visiting our Mitchell dental office for treatment. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about our sterilization practices. We’ll be happy to explain the procedure to you to put your mind at ease.

We are committed to doing everything we can to help you receive the maximum insurance benefits you’re entitled to. As a courtesy to our patients, we are happy to help you file your insurance claim forms.

Dental benefits are not determined by your dentist but by your employer. Insurance was never meant to pay 100% of the cost of your treatment.

Benefits May Vary

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Insurance benefits are often difficult to understand because they can vary significantly from policy to policy. It’s your responsibility to pay any amount not covered by your benefits. If you have insurance, we ask that you bring your insurance booklet with you to your first dental appointment so we can refer to it for details.

We Accept Many Forms of Payment

Payment is expected on the day services are provided. Our front desk team will be happy to discuss all options with you. We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Citi Health, and CareCredit payments. Contact our office today to discuss your payment options. 

There are many causes for teeth to be sensitive, but the most frequent reason is root exposure caused by gum recession. When gums pull away, or recede from the tooth surface, the tooth's root is exposed in the mouth. This part of the tooth is more porous and softer than the enamel of the tooth. Desensitizers can be placed on these areas to alleviate sensitivity, and daily use of a sensitivity toothpaste at home are most beneficial. Additionally, gum graft procedures can eliminate sensitivity. 

We've Upgraded Our Technology

At Dental Health Partners, we have upgraded from the traditional x-ray sensors you have probably used in the past. The picture below shows two sensors; the black sensor is the one we use. It has rounded corners and is smaller than tradition x-ray sensors.

Xray Sensor Dental Health Partners in Mitchell, SD

The gold sensor is the traditional size of x-ray sensors. It has 90-degree corners, which tend to poke patients and are uncomfortable. We try to make going to the dentist more pleasant, and we tend to get complements from patients who really like these new, more comfortable, black sensors. 

X-Ray Sensors in Dental Health Partners in Mitchell, SD

Take Children's X-rays Sooner

Also, since children better tolerate our digital sensors, we can take cavity-detecting x-rays sooner. Previously, we wouldn't have been able to take x-rays because of the discomfort of traditional sensors. Now we can find the cavities sooner when they are smaller and easier to address, rather than waiting until the cavity is bigger and close to the new tooth. 

 

 

woman smiling I Dental Health PartnersEmergencies that occur during regular office hours can be taken care of by calling our office at (605) 996-1316.

After-hours emergencies can be handled by contacting the Avera Queen of Peace Hospital Emergency Room at (605) 995-2000.

X-rays help the doctor examine the teeth for decays (cavities) and also help them look at bone levels around the teeth. Without x-rays, doctors are unable to thoroughly exama person's teeth. X-rays also allow the doctor to see if infections are present caused by teeth.

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