It’s always exciting for us to meet new patients who want to improve their oral and overall health with high-quality holistic care. We look forward to seeing you at your first appointment, and we want to help you make the experience as enjoyable and productive as possible. Review the information below to get a feel for what to expect at your first appointment as well as what you need to do to prepare for your visit.
Welcome to Polished General Dentistry! Here in Carlsbad, Dr. Megan Shelton and the rest of our staff work hard to help patients feel comfortable, respected, and right at home over the course of their appointments. Our goal is right there in our dental office name – we want the experience to feel “polished” at every turn!
Your first appointment generally lasts about 90 minutes. During this time, we will gather your details using the latest dental tech, and then formulate a treatment plan for you. Your treatment is based on science and clinical evidence rather than speculation!
For your dental appointment, we’ll take the following steps to ensure an enjoyable, informative visit:
New patient forms are a vital part of your first appointment here at Polished General Dentistry, but we understand how frustrating it can be to have to spend lots of time in our waiting room completing them. Alternatively, you can now use the convenient link below to access the necessary info and prove the pertinent information whenever you have the free time! You’ll be able to start your visit faster than ever before.
At Polished General Dentistry, we will work with you to help you utilize your insurance, however, your insurance will not be a factor in the treatment you need. The treatment you need is based on the clinical evidence, science, and findings during your dental exam. As a courtesy, we will file your claim to help you receive benefits from your dental insurance plan, but there is no guarantee of payment and you are responsible for the fees associated with all of your treatment needs.
Here is a list of providers that we work with:
Ask our friendly team if we take your plan.
Not having insurance shouldn’t have to mean that quality dental care is out of your reach. That’s why we offer the “Polished Dental Savings Plan” here in Carlsbad, CA. At our dental office, a small fee will give patients big benefits, including complimentary preventive services each year and significant discounts on more advanced treatment options. If you’d like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact our dental office. We’d love to help get you signed up today!
In addition to our in-house savings plan, patients can also pursue convenient, manageable financing for their dental care through CareCredit. These payment plans offer low (or even no) interest and can break down the overall cost of your treatment (including purely elective procedures) into simple, monthly chunks that work with every budget.