Frequently Asked Dental Questions

At what age should I start my child at the dentist?
We recommend bringing your child to our office between the ages of 3-5.
Generally, children have a very positive experience when they are not having any dental problems. This sets the stage for a lifetime of worry-free visits to the dentist, and children look forward to their check-ups. We strive to make our youngest patients' experience at ProtoDental as pleasant and enjoyable as possible.
We can apply sealants, detect decay in its earliest stages and make conservative treatment recommendations. We can also properly diagnose malocclusion and make appropriate referrals for orthodontic care.
Do you use Nitrous Oxide (Sweet Air)?
Are you handicapped accessible?
Do have digital radiography?
Can I be treated without radiographs (x-rays)?
I am a new patient. What am I required to bring to my first visit?
Do you have Saturday hours?
Will you accept my insurance as full payment?
Which insurance plans do you participate with?
What if I don't have dental insurance?
What financing options are available?
Do you have a senior discount?
Do you accept referrals?
What is your policy regarding cancelling an appointment?
What is your policy regarding a broken appointment?
Does the staff keep current with all of the current dental techniques and materials?
What precautions do you take to ensure patient safety?
What makes ProtoDental different than other general dental offices in the Babylon area?
Do I need to go to another office if I am interested in having dental implants?
Is there any way that I can ask Dr. Proto a question directly?