We thank you for selcting us as your personal dental care team. We will strive to make your relationship with us a pleasant one. You may always expect us to treat you as a friend, a guest in our "home". The primary objective of my staff members is to help you while helping me. Their knowledge and skills enable me to give you "extra care" service. Please take advantage of their ability to help you.

Our Philosophy...

A FIRM FOUNDATION is needed upon which we can base recommendations for your dental health. Knowing only part of the picture can lead to a false sense of security. The more thorough the examination, the more intelligently I can diagnose and plan treatment.

GETTING TO KNOW YOU is important. During your first visit to our office, we will complete a comprehensive examination of your entire oral cavity as well as your jaw joints and the supporting muscles. We will ask you some questions regarding your medical and dental history to aid us in providing the best care possible to you. Please bring with you (or have sent to our office beforehand) any recent x-rays of your teeth (within the last 3 years). We also need the names and strengths of any medications you are taking. We will then use all the information we have gathered to formulate a treatment plan to aid you in attaining your dental goals, short term and long term. And finally - feel free to ask questions - we'll be more than happy to answer them!

THE PRESENCE OF PARENTS (one or both) is necessary for our examination appointment for children and youth. We need their knowledge to obtain an accurate medical and dental history. We want the parents to get to know us and we want to get to know them.

DENTAL HEALTH IS NOT A ONE TIME AFFAIR We want it to become a long-term reality for you. We believe that gums without infection and teeth without repair represent the optimum in dental health.

A PLAN OF PREVENTATIVE DENTISTRY is the most important service we have to offer you. Dental health cannot be bought by the rich or given to the poor, but anyone who wants it can achieve it. We believe there is true value to achieving good dental health. Keeping your teeth throughout your life is now possible if you desire it. We can show you how to accomplish this.

PREVENTIVE EXAMINATIONS on a regularly-scheduled basis will give the maximum opportunity for long-term dental health. We all need to help to recognize diseased areas and learn how to keep them free from infection. Regular re-examinations reinforce our methods of giving people disease-free gums and teeth.

EVERY APPOINTMENT MADE in our office is reserved exclusively for each patient. We never double appointment times. Even though dental procedures can be unpredictable at times, we constantly strive to see our patients on schedule. We greatly respect your valuable time and kindly request the same consideration from our patients in regard to cancellations and promptness for appointments.

MANY OF OUR PATIENTS have dental insurance and we are happy to assist our patients to obtain the maximum benefits from their policies. Please remember to bring your insurance booklet with you at your first visit and our staff will be happy to explain your benefits. We request that co-payment (balance after estimated insurance payment) be made at each appointment in order to keep our billing costs as low as possible. We will always strive to make needed dental care affordable to all our patients. Please do not hesitate to ask about our payment plans and policies.

A MISUNDERSTANDING is the usual obstacle to forming a satisfactory relationship. If at any time you have a question or are unhappy about any treatment, fee, or service, please discuss it with us promptly and openly. We would appreciate this. Feel free to use our contact form by clicking here.

A LONG-TERM, MUTUALLY-SATISFYING RELATIONSHIP that gives you the ability to maintain good dental health is what we want for you and your family.

THANK YOU again for selecting us as your personal family dental office.

Dr. Steven J. Boente
Dr. Nicolas E. Kravanya
Dr. Kali E. Boente
and staff