Welcome to Start Smiling Dental!
We are excited you have chosen us for your dental care!
We are currently accepting new patients!
Your first visit with us will establish a vital foundation for our relationship with you. Unlike many other dental offices in Atlanta we give you time to get to know your dentist. In fact, most new patients leave our office saying that they have never received so much individual care before!
To understand what to expect at your first visit, please read through this page. You’ll find all the practical information you need, such as your New Patient Forms, a map and directions to our office, practice hours, and payment procedures.
What to expect at your first appointment :
You will first meet with Dr. Sayeg or Dr. Cherof in a private setting so that they can answer any questions you may have and to discuss your needs and wants for your dental care.Then we will gather important information including your medical history, past dental care, current dental health and address any problems you are concerned about. If you wish, we will also schedule time with our hygienist for your dental cleaning at the same time.
Being well-prepared for your appointment will ensure that the doctor has all of the needed information to provide the best possible care for you. It will also help relieve any unnecessary anxiety you may be feeling.
Unlike many other offices, we respect your time. You will be seen at your appointed time and we make every effort to keep your visits to a minimum. So, please arrive on time so that we are able to give you our full attention and complete your treatment without inconveniencing patients scheduled after you.
Your first appointment with us usually lasts one to two hours depending on your needs.
Financial Information :
When you schedule your first appointment at Start Smiling Dental, we will be happy to give you an estimate of your charges.
If you have dental insurance, as a service, we will accept the payment assignment of your insurance benefits directly to our office. We do not currently participate in any PPO or DMO plans, however we will file to any insurance plan that provides benefits where you may go to the dentist of your choice or have “out-of-network” benefits.
If you would like us to confirm your benefits, we will be happy to call and check for you in advance.
We do ask that you pay for treatment on the day it is performed. For our patients with dental insurance, this would include your deductible (if it applies), and any other amount not covered by your plan. Please be aware that your estimated portion will be due on the day of treatment, and we can never guarantee an exact amount that your carrier will pay.
For your convenience, we accept cash, checks, all major credit cards and CareCredit., Lending Club, & Prosper Healthcare Financing.
Our office staff is always happy to discuss financial arrangements prior to initiating treatment. If you should need extensive dental treatment, we do offer several payment plans, including financing and no-interest options with our healthcare financing partners.
You can save some time at your first visit by printing out and completing the Welcome and Heath History forms in advance of your appointment. Just fax them to us at 404-256-9661 or bring them with you to your appointment. Thanks!
- Welcome Form & Financial Policies
- Health History Form
- Notice of Privacy Practices Form
- Directions to our office
- Contact Dr. Sayeg
Additional Practice Information
We understand your time is valuable and will do our best to see you at your appointment time. Since we do not over-book our schedule, we promise that during your visit we will give you 100% of our attention while being attentive to your needs and concerns.
Your scheduled appointment time has been reserved specifically for you. Therefore we request your commitment to keeping your appointments and arriving at your appointed time. If you should need to change or cancel an appointment, we require 24-hours notice to avoid administrative charges to your account.
Dental Insurance Information:
Our practice is committed to providing the highest quality and conservative dental care in a safe environment. This commitment involves many factors including skill and level of care from our team, quality of materials used, quality of equipment used, and level of continuing dental education of our doctors and team.
Insurance companies set arbitrary reimbursement fees for specific dental procedures.These reimbursements have no consideration for the level of care that our doctors provide. Our doctors are able to provide the finest care available because they are not affiliated with any of these dental insurance contracts (i.e.: PPO, DMO plans).
Most services performed in our office are covered by most insurance plans. The rate at which they are covered usually can be determined prior to the initiation of any treatment. Our treatment coordinators will do everything possible to assist you in obtaining maximum benefits through your contract. Please keep in mind that you are responsible for your total obligation should your insurance benefits result in less coverage than anticipated. As a service to our patients, we will gladly process your insurance claims and estimate your deductible and portion not covered by your plan. We do ask that you pay the estimated amount not covered by your insurance at the time of treatment.
When payment from your insurance company is received, any estimated amounts not paid by your plan would be your responsibility. If your insurance pays more than what we estimated, that amount would be refunded to you.
Please give us a call if you have any questions regarding fees or your insurance benefits before your first visit!
Payment Plan Information :
We will be happy to work with you in planning your treatment to fit your budget.
Depending on the type and amount of your treatment, payment plan options may be available.
Those options may include :
- Dividing your cost between several appointments.
- Predated payments up to three months.
- No-interest payment plans for 6 or 12 months through CareCredit.
- Financing up to five years with CareCredit
- 5% courtesy for treatment over $1000.00 if paid in advance
Located in Sandy Springs, Georgia right outside of I-285 off of Roswell Rd, we are convenient to Dunwoody, Buckhead, Roswell, East Cobb and all of Metro Atlanta.
The new office is located directly across from our previous office.
If you are turning onto Allen Road from Roswell Road – it is the third building on your left.
If you are coming from Sandy Springs Cr. or Lake Forrest Dr., it will be on your right just past HM Patterson’s Funeral Home.
Coming north on Roswell rd, you may no longer turn left on to Allen Rd. proceed to Cliffwood Dr., turn left to Sandy Springs Circle, turn left to Allen Rd, we are the second building on the left.