Wilson Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What procedures does Wilson Dental Offer?

Just about everything under the sun, which includes cleanings, x-rays, exams, fluoride treatment, fillings (white and silver), extractions, wisdom tooth removal, dentures, partials, implants, crowns, bridges, braces, and root canals.  Many of these procedures are performed by licensed dental specialists, the rest are performed by licensed general dentists.

Which dental specialists are on your team?

  • Pediatric dentist
  • Orthodontist (straightening teeth)
  • Oral surgeon (removing wisdom teeth)
  • Dental anesthesiologist (IV Sedation, General Anesthesia, - "Sleep Dentistry")


Are there any types of dental treatment procedures that Wilson Dental cannot perform?

While there are occasions when a patient has an unusual health situation that prevents us from treating him/her, we are able to take care of our patients dental needs over 99% of the time.


How old does my child have to be to be seen for an exam?

We will see your child for their first checkup as young as 6 months old.  In fact, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry says that all kids should have their first dental visit by Age 1 at the latest.

Children should see the dentist when their first tooth appears (which is usually around 6 months, although it can vary between 3 months and 10 months), but no later than their first birthday.


What do I need to know to best take care of my children's teeth?

Your child should have his/her teeth brushed well (twice a day), starting when the first teeth appear (generally about 6 months).  Limit the amount of sugar that your child consumes.  Never put your child to sleep with a bottle that includes anything other than water.  Start bringing your child to the dentist as soon as the first teeth appear. 

Remember, baby teeth do matter for the development of your child's face and adult teeth!


How do I know if I qualify for Medicaid and how would I apply if I do qualify?

United Healthcare can answer these questions for you by calling one of our offices.


Which government insurances does Wilson Dental accept?

We welcome any patients who have

  • Medicaid
  • United Healthcare
  • Fidelis (Dentaquest)
  • Healthplex (Excellus, TotalCare, Wellcare, CDPHP)

We also accept Family Health Plus (FHP) and Child Health Plus (CHP) for the plans listed above.


Does Wilson Dental accept private insurance as well?

Yes, we accept most of the major dental insurances.


Does Wilson Dental offer any special discounts or plans for people who don't have dental insurance?


We offer a Wilson Dental Veteran's Plan for vets (and their families) who don't have dental insurance. 

Our standard fees for patients without insurance are already lower than typical fees charged at the vast majority of dental practices in the surrounding areas.