Hosaka Family Dental

Dental Insurance Plans

To help make your dental treatment affordable, we try to work with many dental insurance plans. Hosaka Family Dental can accept most PPO type dental insurances. Most PPO dental insurances will allow you to choose the dentist in Smyrna you would like to see for your dental care.  We are not able to accept Medicaid or HMO type dental insurances. These insurances assign a dentist to you.  

We are in-network with most plans from the following insurance companies: 

Metlife, Cigna, GEHA, Guardian, Careington, Lincoln Financial, BlueCross BlueShield (certain states), Mutual of Omaha, United Healthcare, Renaissance, plus many others. 

Since there are thousands of different insurance plans, including several variations of plans under the same company, please email or call us with your plan so we can check your plan. 

What To Bring To Your First Dental Appointment

Please help us verify your insurance quickly and accurately by having some information ready when you call (This will usually be listed on your dental insurance card. Please double check to make that the card is for your dental insurance. Your employer may use two different companies for medical and dental.): 

  • Insurance plan name 
  • Plan Group number 
  • Plan ID number (If you don’t have any ID number it may be your social #) 
  • If the insurance is under your spouse or parent’s name, their information 
Frequently Asked Questions

dental insurance files l dentist in smyrna gaWe try and make dental treatment as affordable as possible at Hosaka Family Dental. We are able to accept most PPO type dental insurances. A PPO type of insurance allows you to choose your dentist. We will file the claims for you.

Discover Affordable Dental Care in Smyrna, GA

We are not able to accept Medicaid or HMO type insurances. For these insurances, your dental plan will typically assign a specific dentist for you.

To make dental treatment affordable for our patients, we are in-network with many of the PPO dental insurance plans, including plans from:

Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, GEHA, Guardian, Humana, Kaiser, MetLife, United Concordia, plus many others.

Since there are thousands of different insurance plans, including several variations of plans under the same company, please email or call us with your plan so we can check your plan.

Call Your Dentist In 30080 To Learn More

Please help us verify your insurance quickly and accurately by having some information ready when you call Hosaka Family Dental. This will usually be listed on your dental insurance card. Please double check to make that the card is for your dental insurance. Your company may use two different companies for medical and dental.

  • Insurance plan name
  • Plan Group number
  • Plan ID number (If you don’t have any ID number it may be your social #)
  • If the insurance is under your spouse or parent’s name, their information

Here is a walkthrough of a typical appointment for a new patient family outside smiling l dentist smyrna gaat Hosaka Family Dental, your dental office for family dentistry in Smyrna, GA.

After speaking to you about any dental concerns and consulting Dr. Hosaka, Kathy or Julie (our awesome hygienists) will usually start by taking your dental x-rays. The x-rays help us detect problems early and help us see areas that we can’t check visually. 

Experience Comprehensive Dental Care in Smyrna, GA

When you sit down in our dental chair, you’ll see that we have a big screen tv set up right in front of you. We’ll review any x-rays or photos that we take of your mouth on the TV.  

An important part of your initial exam is to check for any signs of gum disease. Your gums are the foundation of your mouth; the gums and the jaw bone underneath anchor the teeth in place. We’ll measure the small areas at the gum line, called gum pockets, to check for any signs of gum disease such as bone loss, puffy gums, or tartar build-up. The gum exam allows us to determine the type of cleaning that is needed for your teeth and gums.  

The hygienist will do the dental cleaning in Smyrna. Depending on the condition of the gums and the type of cleaning needed, the cleaning might require multiple sessions. 

Dr. Hosaka, your dentist in Smyrna, GA, will also discuss any dental concerns with you. He will then perform an oral cancer screening, checking your neck and mouth for any abnormal areas. Lastly, he will check each tooth for any problems, such as cavities or breaks in teeth.  

We’ll review your treatment plan with you, including an estimate of costs if any treatment is needed.

Call Hosaka Family Dental To Schedule Your First Visit

Please give us a call or text to set up dental exams and cleanings here in Smyrna, GA

 

Our dental office in Smyrna, GA is owned and operated by Dr. Ryo Hosaka. His older woman & young woman hugging l dentist 30080wife, Miki, helps patients coordinate their dental appointments and dental check insurance. We are a family business in working for the local community, not a dental chain. 

When you come in for your dental visits, you will always see Dr. Hosaka. He is the only dentist who will take care of you at Hosaka Family Dental. Dr. Hosaka does not own any other dental offices or businesses. He directs all of his working energy toward his dental office. 

Hosaka Family Dental: Dental Care You Can Count On

He focuses on making Hosaka Family Dental a comfortable, friendly atmosphere and strives to be your dentist for life. As part of that theme, we have strived to keep a small staff count that has been with the office for many years, so that you can get to know each of us. Please take a look at our staff biography page to learn more about Dr. Hosaka, Miki, Ana, Chandler, Kathy, and Julie. 

If you haven’t already, take a photo tour of our  dental office. We are in a stand-alone building near downtown Smyrna, with a dedicated parking lot just for our patients. 

Call Our Dental Office In Smyrna, GA To Learn More

If you ever need to speak to Dr. Hosaka for anything related to your dental visits, he will be there for you. Please call our Smyrna, GA dental office to get to know us at your next dental visit. 

man sitting in dental exam chair smiling l dentist smyrna gaDr. Hosaka understands that sometimes, dental treatment can be daunting. He has helped many patients who have had bad experiences at the dentist in the past. Most notably, he has helped a big burly gentleman who had avoided going to the dentist for almost 40 years due to a bad dental experience he had when he was in the military! Now he is a regular patient who has had treatments like extractions, deep cleanings, and crowns without trouble. 

What Will My First Dental Appointment Be Like at Hosaka Family Dental?

Dr. Hosaka will tailor your dental visit to your needs to make sure that you are comfortable. Typically, he will do a lot of explaining and show-and-tell. He will take a gentle step-by-step approach, explaining and showing you what is going to happen before doing that step of the procedure. 
    
We have a big screen tv set up in each dental treatment room where you can learn details about your oral health and dental treatments that we recommend. During your dental treatment, we can play your favorite music, TV show, or movie to help you relax.

Does Hosaka Family Dental Utilize Nitrous Oxide Gas?

We have nitrous oxide gas (also called laughing gas) available for our patients who would like to be extra relaxed during their dental care. Nitrous gas is an odorless gas that is inhaled through a soft nasal mask. It works quickly to give you a relaxed floaty feeling. After treatment is finished, the gas is turned off, and it leaves your body in a few minutes. 

You will feel perfectly normal and are able to drive home.

Contact Our Dental Office in Smyrna To Learn More

If your tooth needs to be numbed for your dental procedure, Dr. Hosaka can use an extra-strength numbing gel on your gums before putting in the anesthetic. This has helped many of our patients. When you are ready to experience dental care you can count on, contact our Smyrna, GA dental office today!

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