Frequently Asked Questions


Why should I choose Dr. Simerlein?
We love dentistry and it shows in the way we treat our patients, and in the feedback we receive from them. Doing work up-front ensures that your immediate dental needs are met, and formulates a long-term preventive plan so you can retain the form, function and beauty of your natural teeth for a lifetime.

Will there be a long wait to see the doctor?
We recognize your desire for quality dental care and that your time is valuable. We strive to ensure that your time is spent with us and not in the waiting room. Generally, you will be treated immediately at your scheduled appointment time.

Do you accept dental insurance?
We are more than happy to assist you with the filing of your dental claims. Co-payments and deductibles (the portion the insurance does not cover) are due at the time services are rendered. We accept many PPOs, and we’ll also file out-of-network insurance for our valued clients. Our professional staff will work with you to get the most for your dental insurance dollars.

How can I pay for my visit and treatment?
Payment is due at the time services are rendered. We accept:
Cash | Check | Credit Card (VISA, MasterCard) | Debit Card

The Facts About FillingsAre dental fillings safe?
Dental fillings are very safe but there are things to know if you are concerned. Please download and read this PDF: "The Facts About Fillings"


Is there another way I can have a tooth replaced other than a bridge?
Yes. Dental implants can provide artificial teeth that look natural and feel secure. Dental implants can also be used to attach full or partial dentures. Implants, however, are not an option for everyone. Because implants require surgery, patients must be in good health, have healthy gums, have adequate bone to support the implant and be committed to meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental visits. If you are considering implants, a thorough evaluation by your dentist will help determine if you would be a good candidate.