Reflections Savings Plan

DR. RUDI AS-SANIE, D.D.S.

As we ring in the New Year, we need to take a step back and figure out what’s important to us. Maybe for some its family or money, vacationing, their health or their job. It may be all of these. Goals are important to set each year no matter how big or small. We as healthcare providers are focused on providing the best patient care possible to all of our patients. We always strive to be better and keep up to date with the newest technology in dentistry, to help make our patient care as seamless and painless as we can. Our mission statement is to provide honest, comfortable care to your entire family. We pride ourselves on our knowledge, compassion, the relationships we build, and the teamwork we have built inside our office. This year, we also want to focus on our Reflections Savings Plan, which is a great option for those who do not have dental insurance.

Just because you don’t have dental insurance does not mean you can’t go to the dentist.

Yes, we know, dentistry is expensive, but so are those clothes and that latte you get every day or week. Think of it as an investment into your health. We aren’t going to hold up a sign saying free cleaning, exam and x-rays for new patients, or $50 for a new patient exam. Why not? Because we feel that what we have to offer is worth so much more than that. We are not your typical dental office, making people wait in the waiting room because we are running 45 minutes behind, rushing people back to get started, cutting corners to try to catch up, etc. We schedule the appropriate amount of time for EACH patient we see so that you will be called back at your appointed time because we respect you and know you have to carry on with your day too when you leave. We take the time to listen to your questions and concerns and address them before you leave. We take the time to explain why we are recommending a filling on a tooth with a photo so you can see what we see. We care so much about what we do and want to retain each patient that walks in our door, not see them one time because they came in with a coupon.

Our Reflections Savings Plan is like a membership program.

From the time you sign up, it is good for one year. In that one year, you get all your preventative services taken care of. This includes 2 professional cleanings, 2 exams, all of your x-rays you need, and all of our initial record collecting (intraoral photos, charting of the gum tissues, etc.). For any additional services needed like fillings or crowns, you receive an additional 20% off. For a limited time, we are offering this plan for $365.00. Think of it as a dollar a day for your dental health. Remember, dental care is all about preventive care. Cavities don’t hurt until its too late to save the tooth or the tooth requires more invasive, expensive procedures like a root canal and crown. Gum disease is also asymptomatic. Now is the time for you to focus on your dental health, the future of your smile, and longevity of your teeth to last you a lifetime.

Get Holiday Ready with Whiter Teeth

DR. RUDI AS-SANIE, D.D.S.

Get Holiday Ready with Whiter Teeth

It’s that time of year! Time to squeeze in that visit to the hair salon so your grays are hiding or your roots are touched up for that holiday party to see all of your extended family that one time of year. Are you happy with your smile? The shade of your teeth? Now is a great time to treat yourself with a gift of whitening. Show off those pearly whites at your holiday party and your teeth will be glowing in all of your family photos this year.

We have several different whitening options available to our patients. The simplest, on the go option is our Opalescence Go trays. They are designed for anyone to wear, meaning they are not custom fit. There are 10 sets of trays in a box and are worn for about 20-30 minutes at a time. If you want results fast, this is the choice for you. These allow you to choose your frequency of whitening, once or twice a day for 5-10 days. It has been reported from our patients that these trays may create a bit of sensitivity if you have sensitivity issues before whitening. Sensodyne toothpaste or any toothpaste with Potassium Nitrate can help reduce this sensitivity. 

Our next option is our Glo Whitening. If you are going for the latest fad of whitening, this is it. This is also a speed whitening that can be used on the go. For just 32 minutes a day, Glo is used in 4 separate 8-minute sessions, giving you that shade you’ve always wanted. With a heat and light activated device that goes in your mouth over the whitening gel, you will see results fast with no sensitivity. The gel has a built-in desensitizer creating no sensitivity for the patient during or after treatment. This is a great option that typically leaves you with some gel to touch up on a later occasion which is an added bonus.

Our last option we have available to our patients is our custom whitening trays. These are super nice for patients who know they drink coffee or wine on the daily and will need to whiten several times over their lifetime. This involves dental impressions of the teeth, creating custom made whitening trays for you and just you. The starter kit comes with whitening gel syringes to fill the trays and get to your desired results. These are nice because the gel syringes come in several different percentage options giving you the choice of how long each whitening session lasts. Some people want to sleep in their trays, making it the most convenient for them (minimal sensitivity), while others want a speed whitening session with a higher percentage. You choose what you would like. The refill gel syringes are offered for purchase at a low price once you already have your trays which is a huge advantage. 

All of our whitening options are great for getting the results you want, fast. As long as you commit to it and invest the time to whiten, your smile will be glowing in no time. Contact us today to discuss which option is best for you and we can get you on your journey to the shade you’ve always wanted. 

Do You Want Straighter Teeth?

DR. RUDI AS-SANIE, D.D.S.

Get Straighter Teeth With Invisalign

Have you wanted straighter teeth but didn’t want all of that metal and hardware in your mouth? Invisalign, or clear aligners, may be a great option for you! Clear aligners are exactly how they sound- they are clear, retainer-like trays that you wear over a period of time that slowly straighten the teeth in a safe manner. Maybe you’ve been thinking about some type of braces for a while now but didn’t know where to start. We are here to help you navigate getting started on your journey to the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

First Steps to Getting Straighter Teeth

The first step to seeing if you are a candidate for clear aligners is scheduling a consultation at our office. This involves taking measurements, photos, and a scan of the teeth to send in to the company we choose that’s best for you. We then have you back to go over your customized treatment plan with estimated treatment time and cost. The virtual treatment plan will show how your teeth will transform over the estimated treatment time. The amount of time in the trays can vary between as little as 6 months to 18+ months. A lot of it also depends on how compliant you are in wearing the trays as well. It is recommended to wear them for a minimum of 22 hours a day and only take them out when you are eating or drinking anything besides water.

Cost of Clear Aligners

The cost can vary greatly depending on the recommended treatment time and how much correcting/straightening of the teeth that need done. The range is similar to traditional braces and starts at around $3,000 and can go up to $5,000+. The good news is if you have orthodontic coverage on your insurance plan, you can also apply it to clear aligners. Be sure to check the age limit and amount of coverage. The average that we see on dental insurance plans is $1,000 towards any treatment which is a huge help! We do payment plans for clear aligners as well. 

The good news is, a consultation for clear aligners is free of charge at Dental Reflections Dublin! Call us today to get scheduled for your appointment to see if you are a candidate and can get started on your smile in 2020!