Patients

Why Become A New Patient

We take pride in our patients’ health and in the trust you put in us every time you make an appointment. We also take great pride in the long-term relationships we develop with our patients, which is why we take the time to listen to your concerns and your questions before we propose treatment.

At Dr. Blanche Grube Clinic, we take pride in our patients’ health and in the trust you put in us every time you make an appointment. We also take great pride in the long-term relationships we develop with our patients, which is why we take the time to listen to your concerns and your questions before we propose treatment. We want to make sure that our practice is the right fit for you and that you feel comfortable in our office and with our staff. read more

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New Patient

At Dr. Blanche Grube Clinic , we take pride in our patients’ health and in the trust you put in us every time you make an appointment. We also take great pride in the long-term relationships we develop with our patients, which is why we take the time to listen to your concerns and your questions before we propose treatment.

Why Choose Dr. Blanche Grube Clinic? There are hundreds of dentists who would be happy to take your dental well-being into their hands, so why should you choose Dr. Blanche Grube Clinic ? Here are the Top 10 Reasons: We don’t like the drill anymore than you do. While some dentists seem to grab their drill before you even have a bib on, we do our best to keep your mouth a “no-drilling zone.” We always provide safe, natural alternatives before using a drill as a last resort.

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First Visit

Your first visit with our office will vary depending upon your need. If you are experiencing pain, we will focus all of our efforts on diagnosing the cause of the pain and providing you relief from your suffering.

If you are just looking to start a relationship with a new dental team, our comprehensive examination is second to none. In case of emergency, most times the treatment can be accomplished in our office. Sometimes the situation will dictate that we refer you to a specialist, the quality of your care being the main deciding factor.

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Scheduling

Dr. Blanche Grube Clinic is open: Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday 8:30 to 3:30, Thursday 8:30-2:30, Fridays 8:30-12:30. We will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible. If you have pain or an emergency situation, every attempt will be made to see you that day.

We try our best to stay on schedule to minimize your waiting. Due to the fact Dr. Blanche Grube Clinic provides many types of dental services, various circumstances may lengthen the time allocated for a procedure.

Emergency cases can also arise and cause delays. We appreciate your understanding and patience. Please call 570-309-6198 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.

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Financial Policy

For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Care Credit, Chase Health Advance, and Discover. We deliver the finest care at the most reasonable cost to our patients; therefore, payment is due at the time service is rendered unless other arrangements have been made in advance.

If you have questions regarding your account, please contact us at 570-309-6198. Please remember you are fully responsible for all fees charged by this office regardless of your insurance coverage. For our detailed Financial Policy, please see our Welcome, New Patients! page, where you may download a copy of our complete policy. Many times, a simple telephone call will clear any misunderstandings.

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Insurance

Your dental plan is a form of compensation provided by your employer. You can expect the carrier (insurance company) to reimburse you for a portion of our fee. That portion is determined by the contract between your employer and the insurance company. The higher the premium paid by your company, the more generous the reimbursement.

Although we are not a party to the contractual arrangement with your insurance company, we do want to help you receive the maximum reimbursement to which you are entitled. As a convenience to you, we will help you process your insurance claims in order for you to receive the maximum benefit. We will also gladly provide dental x-rays and a written diagnostic report should your insurance company have any questions about the services provided.

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Infection Control

Infection controls and universal precautions protect clients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control — you, your dentist, and the dental team. The cornerstone in a good and safe dental practice is the element of trust. You should feel free to discuss this topic with Dr. Blanche Grube Clinic and receive a straightforward answer.

Dr. Blanche Grube Clinic and our entire team follow procedures recommended by several federal agencies: the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA,) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These measures include: Disinfectant hand soap, Gloves and face masks, Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces, Sterilization of all equipment before every use, Disposable materials..s

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Home Care Instruction

After Cosmetic Reconstruction Remember that it will take time to adjust to the feel of your new bite. When the bite is altered or the position of the teeth is changed, it takes several days for the brain to recognize the new position of your teeth or their thickness.

If you continue to detect any high spots or problems with your bite, call our office so we can schedule an adjustment appointment. It is normal to experience some hot and cold sensitivity. The teeth require some time to heal after removal of tooth structure and will be sensitive in the interim. Your gums may also be sore for a few days. Warm salt water rinses (one teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water) three times a day will reduce pain and swelling.

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