New Patients in Bedford
Welcome to the Bedford, TX dental office of Maegan Elam, DDS & Associates. Our dedicated team loves meeting new patients, and helping everyone we see attain a smile they can be proud of. That all begins with your first visit. Our staff will greet you and make sure you feel right at home. Never hesitate to ask questions during your visit. We want you to feel comfortable at our dental office. The goal of the first patient visit is for us to get to know you and your dental health goals, but it’s also important that you get to know our team.
At your first visit, we will spend some time getting to know you, your dental and medical health history, and answering any questions you may have. We’ll perform a comprehensive exam including x-rays, chart past care and recommended care, and one of our hygienists will provide a thorough teeth cleaning. After this initial treatment, we will consult with you about any necessary care, and any dental care you wish to pursue. We will also develop your treatment plan including payment and scheduling.
This initial checkup generally takes a little longer than future checkups should. In order to expedite the process, we request that patients complete new patient forms online before they arrive at our office. These forms provide our practice with necessary information about your dental health history, insurance coverage, and past dental health care providers.
- Find patient forms here
- Notice of Privacy Practices
- Your Right to an interpreter
- Notice of nondiscrimination-english
- Notice of nondiscrimination- spanish
We know that visiting the dentist is a headache for some patients, and finances keep many people from visiting the dentist every year. That’s why our caring team will work with you to ensure you are comfortable with your financing options. Patients are responsible for any copays or the portion of care not covered by insurance at the time of service, unless otherwise arranged prior to treatment. We accept the following types of payment:
- Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Novus
- CareCredit – low to no interest financing for medical care visit their website to find out more
We’re in-network providers for a wide variety of different dental insurance plans, and we can file paperwork for alternate plans outside of the network so that you can still be sure to receive the maximum benefits available. Low or no interest payment plans are also available through CareCredit! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to discuss the right option for you.