Your First Visit
Your initial visit with Dr. Patel at Manatee Advanced Dental Care in Bradenton provides the opportunity for us to get to know each other during a 90 minute appointment with both Dr. Patel and his staff. Dr. Patel sets himself apart from other area dentists through the practice of complete dentistry, seeking to help patients establish or maintain a comfortable, functional smile by addressing underlying dental problems.
During a comprehensive evaluation of your oral health, Dr. Patel and his staff will perform a series of diagnostic scans, photos and any necessary X-rays. Dr. Patel will examine all parts of your occlusal system, including the jaw joints, to look for any imbalance or signs of wear that can be the cause of both current and future dental problems.
A screening for oral cancer and periodontal disease is also included in this visit as part of an overall evaluation of oral health. In most cases, a follow up visit is scheduled for a dental cleaning as well as any subsequent visits for restorative or cosmetic dentistry.
Paying For Your Dental Care Made Easy
At Manatee Advanced Dental Care, we want to put you at ease when it comes to paying for and financing your dental care. We accept most dental insurance plans and will work with you to obtain estimates of coverage prior to your treatment as well as submit your claims electronically at the time of your visit.
For patients without traditional dental insurance, we offer several options to help you budget for the dental care that you need or desire:
- Financing with Care Credit, Citi Health Card and Lending Club
- Manatee Smile Care Plan: our money saving in house dental plan available to ALL patients
Please download and fill out our patient forms before coming in for your first visit:
- New Patient Enrollment Forms