We are welcoming new patients
Dr. Murphy and the team in Seneca welcome you to our practice. We know you could choose between us and one of the other really good dentists out there too. We welcome all new patients from first tooth to 100. During your first visit with us, and all subsequent visits, we aim to make you feel at home.
We don’t want to overwhelm you with big words, big bills, or big corporate pressure. Instead, we invite you to settle in, make yourself at home, and enjoy your visit.
Many dental problems, when caught early, are simple and cost effective to repair.
Prevention of disease is even better still. Dr. Murphy will discuss risk factors and considerations for any oral concerns you may have.
Lost or missing teeth can be an esthetic problem and make it harder to chew comfortably. When a tooth is missing, the teeth in front of, behind, and beneath tend to drift into positions that can be unsightly or inefficient for chewing.
Implants are state-of-the art, single tooth solutions for single tooth problems.
Bridges can also replace missing teeth while restoring beauty.
Partials can replace many missing teeth for patients on a tighter budget.
We use digital x-rays to gain a thorough understanding of your particular condition, to detect cavities, and to screen for bacterial abscesses.
Routine cleanings help to maintain optimal health of your teeth and gums by removing small amounts of calculus buildup that is colonized by inflammation-causing bacteria.
One half of adults over the age of 30 have moderate or severe periodontal disease, and over 70% of adults over 65 have periodontal disease, which affects the gums and supporting bone for the teeth and can lead to early tooth loss.
Painless oral cancer screenings and routine examinations detect chronic abscesses too.
Some people feel anxious about coming to the dentist. Dr. Murphy uses several techniques to help keep you comfortable.
Anti-Anxiety medications and Nitrous Oxide. Some people call it laughing gas. It helps calm your nerves and wears off in about 5 minutes, so it’s safe to drive after your visit.
Compassionate Care starts with Truth. We’ll have a frank discussion about your current problems and the treatments that are available for your specific needs, while carefully considering the durability, cost, and comfort of any procedure.
New Patient Forms
We hear that you like choices. Trees or no trees?
Complete your new patient registration online with a computer or moble device before your visit.
Do it the old fashioned way, with paper.
Come 15 minutes early to your appointment and complete these forms at the office
Secure Online Forms
Use a computer or mobile phone to complete your forms before your visit.
Or… Print your New Patient Paperwork
Print these forms at home to have the ready before your first appointment.
We estimate it will take about 15 minutes for you to complete these at home or with us at the office.
Please plan to bring a list of any medications that you may be taking to your first appointment.
New Patient FAQ
We will want to get to know you and will want to understand your past experiences, current conditions, and your goals.
We will likely need some xrays to help us accurately diagnose your problem.
If you have a dental insurance plan, you should bring your card with you to your first appointment.
We accept all major dental insurance providers and will file your insurance claim for you.
We are “In Network” for the following insurance companies:
Welcome to Family Dentistry of Seneca. We are happy to have you as our patient and look forward to offering you and your family the finest dental care available. We know that providing complete comprehensive dental services includes discussing all treatment and financial information.
Before treatment is performed, we will discuss treatment and financial options. We want you to fully understand your dental treatment, what to anticipate in fees, and allow you time to make the necessary financial arrangements.
Payment is due at the time services are rendered. We accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Emergency patients, new to our practice, should expect to make a payment at the time of service.
Your insurance coverage depends on what you or your employer wishes to purchase. Benefits vary greatly based on the wide variety of policies sold to employers and patients, and it is impossible for any dental provider to know the insurance benefits of every patient. We will be happy to file your claim for you as a courtesy if you present your dental insurance wallet card and all required employer information. We will attempt to estimate what your plan may cover, but it is your responsibility to know your insurance policy rules and benefits.
Any deductible or estimated co-payment amount will be due at the time of treatment.
If payment for services already rendered has not been paid in full within 45 days, either by you or your insurance company, the remaining balance for your treatment is considered due and must be paid by you.
Appointments are time that is reserved exclusively for you. We reserve the right to charge and collect $30 for any broken appointments. Broken appointments are considered those that are missed (no-show) and cancelled with less than 24 hour advance notice. Patients who miss three (3) consecutive appointments will be asked to transfer their records to another doctor.
Child Advocacy: Separated or divorced parents of minors, who are responsible for one half of the cost of a child’s/children’s dental care: The parent who brings the child in to the dental appointment is responsible for paying the copayment or full fee.
For a life-threatening emergency, call 911.
Patients of record with a dental concern are welcome to call the on-call phone number listed in our after-hours message.
Email me at DrJosh@senecadentist.com
We know a trip to the dentist isn’t always your favorite thing to do. Our commitment is to treat every patient like part of our family. Dentistry should be comfortable, high-quality, and affordable. Nothing else would do for my family–or yours.
Instant, high-quality images provide world-class diagnostics while reducing x-ray exposure.
Make yourself at home. We believe everyone should have high quality treatment in a low-pressure environment.
Wow! Refer a friend. The best compliment we can receive is for you to tell the people you love about us. We hope you walk out saying “wow!”