Your first visit to Periodontist, P.A. - Stanley L Wint, DDS and Tanu Satheesh, DDS MS involves a few special steps so that we can get to know you. To understand what to expect, please read through this page. You'll find all the practical information you need, such as a map and directions to our office, practice hours, payment policies and more. There's also background information about our committed staff and our first visit procedures. You can also save some time by printing out and completing the patient forms in advance of your appointment.
Our practice is working together to realize a shared vision of uncompromising excellence in dentistry.
To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:
- Listening to those we are privileged to serve.
- Earn the trust and respect of patients, profession and community.
- Exceed your expectations.
- Ensure a creative, challenging and compassionate professional environment.
- Strive for continuous improvement at all levels.
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Our doctors and staff feel strongly that the recommended dental procedures you choose will be one of the most valuable financial investments you can ever make. We are proud to be a team dedicated to providing the finest and most comprehensive care available. We understand financial pressures and strive to make the treatment you need affordable by keeping our fees reasonable and working with your insurance. In order to assist you with your dental health investment, our financial policy is outlined below.
We are happy to work with you and your insurance, however, our treatment recommendations are determined by your oral health needs, not by your insurance policy. Both Dr. Wint and Dr. Satheesh are in- network providers with Delta, Aetna and certain plans associated with Guardian and Assurant. Dr. Satheesh is also in-network with Cigna. If you have any concerns about your particular plan, it is best for you to call your insurance provider directly. For all patients being seen for an initial examination and for all surgical procedures, our financial coordinator will work with you to maximize your insurance benefits. For all in-network insurance claims, we will collect only the estimated patient share at the time of service. For out -of -network claims, we will collect only your estimated portions for examinations and surgeries providing adequate information was given by your insurance company representative. If you have an out-of-network insurance policy, there is often very little, if any, financial penalty to you. Once the doctor prescribes a treatment plan, our financial coordinator wil provide you with an estimate of your out of pocket expenses. If you would like, we will be happy to submit written pre-treatment determinations to your insurance company prior to beginning treatment.
If you have secondary insurance, we will file the secondary claim for you, but your co-pay share will be based solely on the primary insurance dental plan.
For your convenience, we are happy to accept Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express. We also accept personal checks and cash. For those of you who prefer outside financing, we work with Care Credit, which is one of the nation's leading patient payment programs. Once approved, Care Credit allows you to finance up to 100% of your dental care without upfront costs, annual fees or pre-payment penalty. In most instances, there is no interest if paid in full within 12 months. Please ask our financial coordinator for additional details about Care Credit.
For all procedures, our policy is that your portion of the payment is due at the time of service. We do not offer any in house financing plans. If you are a maintenence patient (cleanings) and your insurance is an out -of -network policy, we wil collect the entire fee at the time of service. We will, however, file your insurance claim and assign benefits to you so any insurance checks will come directly to you.
We understand that insurance and financial considerations are not only very important, but can also be very confusing. Please feel free to call the office with any questions.
What To Expect
Being well-prepared for your appointment will ensure that the doctor has all of the needed information to provide the best possible care for you. It also will help relieve any unnecessary anxiety you may be feeling. Educate yourself on your symptoms by reviewing the content on this web site. Also, take some time to review our Doctors page and familiarize yourself with the doctors. We look forward to your first visit.
We take patient safety very seriously and adhere to the highest professional standards of cleanliness, sterilization, and radiation control. Our staff regularly attend safety seminars and are quite knowledgeable on the latest techniques.
We know that preventing the spread of infectious diseases such as AIDS, herpes, hepatitis and even the cold virus is critical and our team takes sterilization very seriously. We use extensive sterilization procedures, going well beyond the guidelines recommended by the American Dental Association and Centers for Disease Control.
We use barrier techniques such as disposable masks and gloves and replace them for each patient. Each piece of fixed operatory equipment is wiped-down with antibacterial solution prior to every clinical procedure. Sterile water delivery systems are utilized. We use autoclave and chemiclave sterilization for all instruments prior to dental examination and treatment. You can be assured that our staff have been specifically trained on sterilization procedures and their importance.
Patients with certain medical conditions (e.g. valvular heart conditions and artificial joints) may be asked to pre-medicate with antibiotics prior to treatment. We do this with your safety in mind. Please inform us if you have a condition that might need pre-medication.
Post Treatment Instructions
After treatment, home care and medication instructions will be thoroughly explained. For your convenience, you will also be given printed instructions. Of course, we are always available for questions before and after treatment.
We go to extraordinary lengths to ensure our patients are as comfortable as possible during dental procedures.
If there is an urgent problem and you are currently
a patient of record, please call our office at
(913)451-6158 and we will accommodate you as soon as possible.
If the office is closed, a recorded message will give specific instructions on how to obtain urgent advice or care.
In the event of an emergency, you should call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room.
Your appointment time is reserved especially for you. If you must reschedule for any reason, please give us at least 48 hours notice so we can be considerate to other patients wishing to receive care.
Parking is conveniently located in front of our office.
Wheel chair access is also available.