Due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are following the instructions of the CDC and the MN Board of Dentistry, closing the practice to all cases except emergency cases. During this temporary office closure, we will have availability M-F from 8am until 12pm to treat emergencies for existing patients. If you are a current patient and you are having a dental emergency please call (952)449-9494. Please call ahead as the office will only be staffed on an as-needed basis. We are closely following the situation and recommendations of the CDC and will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so.
Orono Dental Care
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Comprehensive Family Dentistry

How can we help you?

Choosing a dental office is a big decision because your family's oral health is so important! We welcome you to come in and meet our team, ask questions, and get to know us beforehand. Some of the most common questions we receive are listed here. If you do not see yours, contact us. Our friendly team is always happy to help.

Comprehensive Family Dentistry

Dental insurance can be expensive and may not provide as much coverage as you expected! It has not stayed current with today’s dental needs and fees, rarely providing 100% coverage at the level of quality that you expect. Yearly maximums can be limiting if you expect your insurance to cover all of the treatment you need or want. 

Oftentimes, insurance providers impose waiting periods and limitations that are not appealing and dictate treatment such as amalgam fillings instead of composite or place limitations on how often you receive restorations – even if you need them!

Some of our patients do not have access to dental insurance through their employers or have opted to work with us on our guaranteed savings plan instead because it offers greater flexibility and freedom in the treatment you choose. After all, your dentistry is a decision that should be made between you and your dentist!

We offer an in-office dental savings plan for patients without insurance. Upon enrollment to our office Save & Smile discount plan patients receive two regular hygiene visits at no cost and then 15% courtesy on other dental treatment. (See plan for details and limitations.)

We will get to know each other and decide if it's a good mutual fit. We provide time for you to share any changes or concerns you have about your oral health and to discuss any questions you may have.

We believe that knowledge is power and it is our goal to give you accurate information about your oral health so that you can make a decision that works for you about how to proceed with future preventive care, restorative care, and tooth replacement, if necessary.

At your initial exam, you will receive a comprehensive evaluation of your teeth and gums. We will perform a periodontal evaluation so that we can give you the type of dental cleaning that will best support your health. We will also take diagnostic digital x-rays in order to identify any areas of decay or infection. We take a full medical history at your appointment so that we know about any other health challenges you may be having that can affect your oral health.

We will provide a personalized dental cleaning based on your needs and talk to you about a re-care schedule that makes sense for you so that you can maintain a healthy, comfortable smile!

One of the things we are most proud of here at Orono Dental Care is the level of experience and training achieved by our dentists. Our goal was to provide the most accurate, comfortable, and comprehensive care under one roof. We have achieved this at our Orono, MN dental office! In addition to comprehensive general dentistry, we also provide many advanced services in our office.

Oral surgery – From dental implant placement and bone grafting to extractions, you can have most of your dental care here in our office without the need for a referral. We have advanced 3-D imaging capabilities that allow us to provide the most accurate and comfortable treatment available.

Root canal therapy – There is no need to make a trip across town for a root canal. Our dentists are experienced and use the latest equipment available to provide successful root canal treatment. Root canals eliminate infection, relieve pain, and may even save your tooth!

Children’s dentistry – We value the relationships we develop with the families in our community, so naturally we want to welcome patients of all ages to our office for treatment. Our littlest patients receive gentle, conscientious care at Orono Dental Care that gives them a great head start on a healthy smile.

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