Frequently Asked Questions
For initial exams, our appointments usually have less than 2 weeks wait. For treatment such as fillings, sometimes we can do same day treatment, but we can usually fit you in within 2 weeks. Cleanings can range anywhere between same day to a month wait, depending on what type of cleaning (see our services page for different types of cleanings).
We do request that patients arrive 15 min early to their initial appointment to fill out paperwork.
We are In Network for a number of insurances, please see our insurance page. We also would be happy to see any other PPO plans we may not be In-Network for.
We do see patients without insurance, but payments for the exam and x-rays are due at the time of service. For all other treatment payment plans are available through CareCredit. Please see our payment plan page for more details.
For your initial appointment, a full mouth series of x-rays is required. If you would like to bring your x-rays from your previous office, we would be happy to use them, although, we do not accept a panoramic x-ray in place of a full series. At Pueblo Dental Center, we use digital x-rays which are much clearer to the dentist, and also require less radiation exposure for the patient.
Employed at Pueblo Dental Center, we have 4 hygienists on staff.
We offer gold, porcelain fused to gold, zirconia and E-Max crowns. We also offer Veneer treatment. For our full list of treatment, please see our services page.
We do perform extractions and root canals, but if there are potential problems, we will refer out to a specialist.
We do not do any orthodontic work, but we do have an orthodontist who works out of our office. Dr. Goldman DDS MS MPH works out of our Silverbell office on Wednesdays. If you would like to contact his office please call either (520) 297-7227 or (520) 624-0035 on wednesdays. Or you can visit their web page at http://www.bracesintucson.com/index.html
We offer in house bleaching for immediate results, as well as bleaching trays. The trays are similar to a mouth guard. You place the bleach in the trays and leave them in for a maximum of 30 minutes . Although the bleaching trays do not show immediate results, they will continue to work as long as you continue to use them.
Yes, we are wheelchair accessible.
Pueblo Dental Center has been in business since 1980. Our Silverbell office is fairly new, though, just opening in late 2001.
We use two forms of sterilization, autoclave and cold sterile. Our autoclave system is a steam sterilization. We use the autoclave system for all instruments that can use the autoclave. For all instruments which can not be placed in the autoclave, a cold sterile process is utilized. Cold sterile is the process of soaking instruments for 24 hours.