Through the use of current technology, we are committed to providing our community with both advanced dental care and affordable fees.
The office of a general dentist has most of the same expenses as a family medical practice. In addition, the dental practice has major expenses similar to those of hospital operating rooms. Most procedures dentists perform are ‘surgical’; therefore, they must be performed in rooms called ‘operatories’ which, like hospital operating rooms, require qualified staff, dental chairs, sterilized instruments, X-ray and other specialized equipment and dental materials including custom manufactured items such as crowns, bridges, partials, etc.
Obviously, in addition to the dentist’s fee, ‘overhead’ must be paid; but, how does a patient know if they are being overcharged? While it is relatively easy to compare dental exam and cleaning fees, it is not so simple to compare fees for the more than 600 other dental codes. Cornerstone Dental’s pledge to our community is that all fees will fall within what is usual and customary for our area.