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Richard Wheatfill, DDS

949.643.1111
 
FAQs
FAQs
 
Q.  Which insurance plans do you take?
A.  We take most insurance plans.  Please call the office to verify coverage eligibility.

Q.  Do I get my teeth cleaned on my first visit?
A.  Yes, the office procedure is to do an exam and x-rays first to determine which kind of cleaning you need.

Q.  Are you a cosmetic dentist?
A.  Yes, we do all cosmetic procedures in our office.

Q.  Do you see new patients?
A.  Yes, we will always accommodate you, your family, and your friends.

Q.  How long do implants last?
A.  With good care, at 15 years, 95% are still in good function.  In Europe, they have lasted well beyond 30 years.

Q.  Are x-rays harmful?
A.  We take only the minimum we need.  Check up x-rays give only 0.038 msv, while the average U.S. citizen living in an      
     average location receives 3.6 msv annually.

Q.  How often shall I see my dentist?
A.  Usually two times a year for a cleaning and check-up.

Q.  Do you do silver fillings on adults?
A.  No

Q.  How early should I bring my child to the dentist?
A.  Usually by 2-3 years old for a ‘Happy Visit'.

Q.  What standing did the Doctor graduate in his class?
A.  Dr. Wheatfill was valedictorian.

Q.  Do you see children?
A.  Yes

Q.  Do you have nitrous oxide and sedation?
A.  Yes

Q.  How long has the Doctor been in practice in this area?
A.  22 years