Want to learn more about how to handle a dental emergency, the financial solutions we offer our patients, and more? Good news: we’ve dedicated this whole next section to answering FAQs. Of course, if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for (or would like to speak to someone on our team directly), then you’re welcome to give us a call as well!
What level of education is required to be a dentist?
After earning a bachelor’s degree (typically in a major that is heavy in math and science), aspiring dentists need to earn their dental doctorate from one of 67 accredited dental schools in the United States. To earn their Doctor of Dental Medicine or Doctor of Dental Sciences, they need to undergo three years of extensive classroom and hands-on learning. Even after they’ve become a dentist, they need to complete numerous hours of continuing education each year (the exact number is determined by the state they practice in).
As for Dr. Coombs, Dr. Ross, and Dr. Sourlis, they offer our patients in and around Rock Hill with more than just extensive education and experience. Committed to continuing education, they’ve undergone advanced training in a wide range of services and maintained active memberships with professional organizations, like the American Dental Association.
How do I get emergency dental care?
From a knocked-out tooth to a loose restoration, dental emergencies are stressful. If you don’t have a trusted dental team to turn to, that feeling is only exacerbated. Fortunately, our talented team aims to be there for you when you need us most. We offer same-day appointments for patients struggling with serious dental injuries and utilize the latest technology and techniques to make the treatment process as pain-free and efficient as possible. Plus, we offer sedation dentistry to nervous or anxious patients, which can help make restoring your smile even less overwhelming.
What do you do if you can't afford a dentist?
If you’re worried about the cost of your care, we encourage you to give us a call so we can share all of the financial solutions available to you. In addition to welcoming dental insurance, our team accepts flexible financing through CareCredit, which is a trusted third-party financier that’s helped millions of patients. We also have a VIP Smile Club designed to help you save on essential preventive care, and we offer periodic specials that are designed to lower your out-of-pocket expenses. Simply put, we don’t want cost to be the only thing standing in your way of caring for your smile, so don’t hesitate to talk to us – we’re here to help!
How can I make a same-day appointment with a dentist?
Whether you’re struggling with a serious dental injury or simply had a last-minute opening in your schedule, the first step is the same: call us. Over the phone, we can learn more about your situation and determine if a same-day appointment is feasible. With early morning, lunchtime, and afternoon hours throughout the week, we will do our very best to accommodate you.