Patient Information

Mission Office Tour New Patient Information Patient Forms First Visit Financial Policy Infection Control Post-Op Instructions Office HoursEmergenciesTechnologies

Our Mission

Our mission is to get you to a state of maximum dental health so that only periodic checkups and cleanings are necessary. We use state of the art technologies to deliver care, but do so with old fashioned care. Our goal is to exceed your expectations, and provide you with the finest dentistry available. We are committed to continually improving and being on the cutting edge. We offer laughing gas, iPods for music, topical anesthetic preinjection creams, and plenty of patience. We know how stressful going to the dentist can be and will do all we can to make each visit as enjoyable as possible! We are OSHA and HIPPA compliant, and safeguard all personal information; every document with personal information is shredded before disposal in the trash.

WE ARE PROUD TO HAVE BEEN AMALGAM FREE (NO SILVER-MERCURY) FOR OVER 22 YEARS. WE OFFER GOLD OR TOOTH COLORED BONDING OR PORCELAIN ALTERNATIVES.

Office Tour

Tour

New Patient Information

We know how valuable your time is, so you can expedite your first visit by downloading the New Patient Registration Form pages 1 and 2. Please bring the completed forms with you. If you take prescribed medications, please be sure to list them all. If you are covered by Dental Insurance, make sure we have the subscriber's relevant information as well.

We go to great lengths to ensure your comfort and safety. You are welcome to use Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas), as well a listen to music on an iPod for any treatment visit.

 

Patient Forms

New Patient Registration and Health Forms


Your First Visit

After we have recieved your completed New Patient Registration Form, your initial visit will consist of a comprehensive examination and any necessary radiographs (X-rays). If you have a current (within the last 3 years) Full Mouth Series (usually about 18 images), we may only need a few specific radiographs. We use Digital Radiography which decreases your exposure to radiation by as much as 90% over the use of traditional films. Your examination will consist of an oral cancer screening and TMJ screening, as well as evaluations of condition of your teeth and restorations (fillings and crowns), the health of your gum and bone (periodontium), your bite (occlusion), and an esthetic evaluation. If teeth are missing, molds be be taken of your mouth so that models can be made. If you have concerns about your mouth, please let us know so that we may address those particular concerns. We also use intraoral imaging so that you can see areas of your mouth of interest. Once all this information is gathered, a second visit is then scheduled for a consult and cleaning with the hygienist. Dr. Schonberg will discuss your treatment plan, alternative plans, consequences, and options.

 

Financial Policy

We accept most major credit cards such as VISA, AMEX, Mastercard and Discover. We also offer Care Credit, a low interest credit card alternative. Payment is due when services are rendered, but payment plans can be made for extensive treatment plans.

 

Infection Control

We follow strict OSHA protocols. All our instruments are sterilized and remain bagged and are only opened in your presence. This includes handpieces (drills) as well as hand instruments. Treatment rooms are disinfected after each patient, and new disposable protective barriers placed. We are always gloved, masked, and gowned for mutual protection.

 

Post-Operative Instructions

Extractions and Oral Surgery
Restorative (fillings and crowns)
Root Canal (Endodontia)

 

Office Hours

DAY HOURS
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
*Saturday 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
We are working the following Saturday's in Fall2016 and Spring 2017:
September 10th
October 8th
November 12th
December 10th
January 14th
February 11th
March 11th
April 8th
May 13th
June 10th

 

 

Emergencies

In case of Emergency when the office is closed, please contact Dr. Schonberg on his cell phone at 201-323-0215. He will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Below are some helpful tips for some dental problems (click on title to expand):

Knocked Out Tooth:
Rinse off tooth but do not wipe it down, try to replant the tooth in the socket and immediately call the dental office. If you can't get the tooth back in the socket, transport it in a glass of milk. The success rate for successful replantation decreases every 5 minutes so that after an hour the long term outlook is poor.
Dislodged Crown or Temporary :
Should a crown or temporary come off, clean the old cement out of the crown using toothpicks as best you can. Apply a thin layer of Den-Temp, a temporary cement available in most drug stores. If this product in not available, a short term home remedy is to mix talcum powder with Vaseline to a pasty consistency and apply inside the crown. Replace the crown in your mouth but do not forcibly bite down as if the crown is not seated properly, you could do damage.
Gum Boils
Gumboils are swellings associated with infected teeth. They can be of periondontic (gum and bone) or endodontic (within the tooth) origin. Lancing the boil relieves pain, but does not cure the issue. You must seek professional help. If fortunate, the gum boil fistulates thereby relieving pressure and reducing or removing pain (but again, does not relieve the cause).

 

Technology

We are proud of the advanced technology which our practice uses:

* Digital Radiography (low dose X-rays)
* Kavo Diagnodent (Laser caries detector)
* Vita EasyShade (computerized tooth color/shade analyzer)
* Intraoral Imaging (photos taken inside your mouth)
* Hi-tech endo (Digital apex locators, NiTi files)
* Sapphire Diode Laser