Another way we help patients feel comfortable and confident in the care we provide is by offering the information they need in order to prepare for their first visit to Heart of Texas Smiles, including new patient information forms, dental patient education, post treatment care instructions and tips, our financial and insurance policies, and more. Explore our patient resources or contact our Waco, TX team to find out more or schedule your next visit to our office.
Your First Dental Visit
After being greeted by our front desk team, you’ll be offered a complimentary coffee or water while you relax in our reception area. You’ll then be escorted to your treatment room where an assistant will begin the appointment by taking a few scans and X-rays of your mouth. Afterward, you’ll meet your dentist, who will take some time to chat with you before performing a comprehensive oral exam. They’ll discuss their observations with you, talk about any treatments you might need, and then a hygienist will give you a refreshing dental cleaning.
New Patient Forms
Our patient forms are available for you to print and fill out prior to your appointment. Please bring forms and dental insurance cards with you. Thank you.
In order to make payments convenient for our customers, we offer several options.
Our team will gladly help you with an estimate of benefits prior to your treatment and with filing your insurance claim. We are a participating provider for the insurance companies listed below. If we are out-of-network for your insurance, we will help you file a claim. Patients are responsible for the difference between the insurance benefit and the cost of the procedure. Payment is due at the time of service unless prior arrangements have been made.
Programs we do not accept include:
X We Do Not Accept Medicaid
Programs we are participating providers with:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
- United Concordia
- We accept many other plans as well
Quality Dental Plans
If you don’t have dental insurance, then a Quality Dental Plan is an easy and budget-friendly way to make your family’s dental care much more affordable. For one low flat fee, you can cover your basic dental care for the entire year (checkups, cleanings, X-rays, etc.) and receive sizeable discounts on all other treatments. With a Quality Dental Plan, you’ll never have to deal with copays, deductibles, or annual maximums. You just sign up, pay, and there is literally no limit to how much you can save! To learn more about our plan and how to sign up, click on the link below.
If you either don’t have dental insurance or require a procedure that won’t be fully covered by your plan, we can help you break up the cost of your care into smaller monthly payments with a flexible financing plan. CareCredit and LendingClub both offer a wide selection of plans suited for any budget, many with little to no interest. You can explore your different options and even sign up for a plan today by clicking on the links below. If you have any questions or would like help with the application process, please give us a call.