Frequently Asked Questions

Can my 17-year-old bring his 6-year-old sister to their appointment?

All patients under the age of eighteen must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during an office visit.

What kind of insurance do you accept?

We accept most insurance including Medicaid and chip.

What to expect at my first visit?

After you’re greeted by our Front Desk Manager, we will take a series of digital images or x-rays. It may be a few more than you might expect, but x-rays are needed so that we can complete a comprehensive exam of your entire mouth. After reviewing your x-rays, your dentist will discuss your dental and medical history and the reason for your visit. The dentist will then perform a thorough oral exam and suggest a comprehensive treatment plan that's best for you.

How much will my initial visit cost?

At America Dental, we believe in making dental care affordable and accessible for everyone. If you don't have insurance, there will be no charge for your first visit for a comprehensive exam and x-rays.*

Dr. Pham will perform the exam and recommend a course of treatment. The office manager will provide pricing information and discuss payment options. Flexible payment plans are also available to make your treatment affordable. Discounts such as the free new patient appointment cannot be combined with insurance.

Is the office handicapped accessible?

America Dental office is accessible to disabled patients to make every visit as comfortable as possible. Please let us know ahead of time if you would like us to make any special arrangements for you.

Why can't I find any prices anywhere?

Pricing for services and procedures varies. Once you meet your doctor and they evaluate what treatment is needed, the office manager can give you better information.

Is the dentist in the office licensed?

Yes, Dr. Pham is fully licensed in the state of Texas. Please read more about Dr. Pham here

Can I schedule an appointment for a cleaning only?

An exam to determine your oral health is an essential first step. The hygienist will perform cleanings based on your oral health. They will quickly schedule your cleaning, allowing proper time for them to give you the attention you deserve.

Are x-rays really necessary?

Absolutely. It is impossible to see directly between the teeth or under the gums or bone without the use of a dental radiograph. Many diseases and conditions can only be detected with the use of dental x-rays. X-rays allow dentists to detect disease and other conditions much sooner than the clinical examination alone. When problems are identified early, it's easier to resolve them and avoid more costly treatments.

Do you accept Medicaid/Medicare, etc.?

Yes, America Dental accepts Medicaid/Medicare as if your program allows. Please contact us for more information or read our payment methods.

Do you treat children?

Yes. America Dental welcomes young patients from the age of six and up. It's important to start caring for your oral health early! All patients under the age of eighteen must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during an office visit.

Are you accepting new patients?

Absolutely. As a new patient, your first appointment will include a comprehensive exam, x-rays and a consultation with your office manager. They will answer all your questions, as well as go over your suggested treatment plan, pricing options and will help you schedule any future appointments.

Does your office use IV Sedation?

No. IV sedation is used only by an oral surgeon. Generally, the dentists will use a local anesthetic like Novocain during treatments if needed. Nitrous oxide (Laughing Gas) is not offered.

I'm pregnant; can I come in for a cleaning?

Absolutely! We will not be able to take x-rays, but welcome your visit. However, prior to your first visit, you must obtain a release form from your OBGYN, indicating that you can visit a dental office.

I have no insurance and bad credit. Do I have any options?

America Dental and doctor strive to make dental care available to everyone. We offer a number of third party financing options for your convenience. Please contact us to learn more.