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White Family Dentistry, Dr. Gregory R. White DDS - St. Louis Park, MN Dentistry - Frequently Asked Questions

 

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about dentistry, oral health issues and our office policies.  If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact White Family Dentistry, our St. Louis Park Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we would love to hear from you.

 

If I have insurance why do I receive a bill in the mail every month?

As a service to our patients we will file your insurance claim on your behalf. We will do follow up on the claims and provide any information necessary to process your claim for payment. However our contract is directly with the patient and it is ultimitly the patients responsibility to pay their accounts in full.

 

How do I find out what and/or how much my insurance covers?

The best way to find out your specifice coverage is to call your insurance company directly. The human resource department of your company may also be able to assist you. Unfortunetly, there are to numerous plans for our office to know specificly what you plan does and does not cover. The ultimate responsibility is the patients.

 

Should I call and see Dr. White if a tooth is only hurting sometimes?

YES! Better to deal with it now and perhaps save some money, than to wait and risk the possibility of severe pain and sleepless nights.

 

What happens if I have an emergency after hours?

Dr. White has an emergency number that you call after hours. The number is on the answering machine at the office or on our home page of this website.

 

What insurance plans does Dr. White accept?

We will process claims for all insurance companies. However we are not a preferred provider for all of them. The following is a list of Dental Insurance Companies that we are a preferred provider of:

Medica - Employer based plans only
Delta Dental - Employer based plans only
MetLife - Not accepting new MetLife patients at this time.
BCBS - Employer based plans only

If you still have questions about which providers you can see and which ones you cannot, call your insurance company directly and ask.

 

Why doesn't Dr. White do Amalgam (silver) fillings anymore?

Dr. White has chosen not to do Silver (Amalgam) fillings due to government regulations concerning disposel and use of mercury containing restorations. There are also newer restorations that have improved properties over amalgam.

Negative properties of Amalgam are:

  1. They expand with time and form sharp tight contacts.
  2. They flow under pressure so that they expand beyond the surface of the tooth where plague and recurrent decay can form.
  3. They are black and not esthetic.
  4. They do not bond to the tooth, only fill the void, and contribute to cracked tooth syndrome, broken teeth, the need for crowns, root canals and eventual extraction.
  5. Amalgam fillings contain Mercury.

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Testimonials

Dr. White has been my dentist going on 15 years now. I feel I am much more particular about my dentist than my medical doctor. Dr. White has the utmost concern for my welfare and for insuring a pain-free dental procedure. Every six months I have my teeth cleaned at his office and he personally examines my teeth for changes. He only recommends procedures that I really need. My teeth aren't the greatest, but Dr. White had repaired many of my teeth and he has even replaced a number of my teeth with crowns. Each time, he time he was very careful to conduct a pain-free procedure and make sure it was done right. He has never had to redo any of the work he's done for me. I would consider Dr. White to be very reasonably priced and I would sincerely recommend his work to anyone who cares about their dental health.

Michael Loehrer

We at Prosites sincerely appreciate the opportunity to design and host your new website. Your dedication to educating and serving your patients is evident by the excellent information and background your website provides to visitors. We salute your efforts in providing that extra level of communication and service that is so important to patients.

Lance V. McCollough President & CEO Prosites, Inc.

I have to say, I have lived in many places and seen many dentists over the
years but Dr. White is one of the best I've come across. From cleanings and
check-ups to emergency appointments and routine rebuilding and replacing of
fillings and crowns I always get great dental care from Dr. White and his
staff. His ability to perform the Cerec procedure for crowns, leaves you
with great fitting, good looking crowns and all in one sitting - it just
can't be beat! Thanks White Family Dentistry for continuing to make my
smile better and better.

Sue Niehoff

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We encourage you to contact St. Louis Park, MN dentist, Dr. Gergory R. White, with any questions or comments you may have. Please call White Family Dentistry, our St.Louis Park General & Cosmetic Dentistry, or use the quick contact form below.
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