Patient Resources

Patient Resources

Thank you for choosing Dentistry of the Oaks for your dental needs.

We strive to provide a comfortable environment where you'll feel confident in the level of dental care you receive.

Please be prepared to complete all insurance and health information forms prior to your first appointment that will allow us to begin your dental treatment.

New Patient Forms

We are asking you to complete new patient questionnaire enabling our clinical and administrative staff to prepare for your first visit and to make your check-in for your appointment quicker and easier.

Our questionnaire consists of 7 documents. To complete a document, simply fill out the fields with the requested information. While most of the fields are optional, certain fields, marked by asterisks, must be completed. When you have completed a document please review your entry, click the Submit button to move to the next document. Please don't use your browser's Back or Forward buttons. Use of these buttons may 'undo'/'redo' your recent actions and may result in errors.

Please note that the information you will submit will be encrypted for your protection and goes directly to our office. We appreciate the time that you will spend providing the information helping us prepare for your visit. Thank you and please call our office 832.271.8220 or email to info@dentistryoftheoaks.com if you have any questions.

Office Policies

Making an Appointment
Appointments may be made online or by calling 832-271-8220. If after hours, please leave a message via voicemail and we will return your call.

Same-day appointments are available for urgent needs, provided that you call ahead at least one hour before closing.

We do not accommodate walk-in patients currently due to Covid-19, but we do our best to schedule patients as soon as possible.

Canceled/No Shows and Late Arrivals
Our goal is to provide top-notch care for each of our patients and create our schedule with this in mind. When making an appointment with us, we expect this commitment to be both yours and ours. We will offer reminders via email, text, and phone call of their appointments. Once an appointment has been made, that time is reserved solely for you.

We understand circumstances may arise that prevent you from making your scheduled appointment, however, we ask you cancel your appointment prior to 24 hours. Any appointment cancelled within 24 hours will be subject to a $45 cancellation fee. New Patient appointments not confirmed via text, email, or phone call within 48 hours may be subject to cancellation.

Any patient arriving to their appointment time 15 minutes after their scheduled time may be rescheduled and subject to the cancellation fee.

Office Policies

Payments

Treatment Plan Estimate

  • Once we have assessed your dental condition, we will present you with a detailed treatment plan.
  • This treatment plan will include any fees for those services.
  • If you will be using your dental insurance to help pay for your care; please keep in mind that your dental insurance benefits are subject to various limits which are determined solely by your benefit provider.
  • Your insurance company’s actual payment may sometimes differ from their estimate. If your insurance does not cover all or part of the treatment provided, you will be responsible for payment of fees that are not reimbursed by insurance regardless of the estimate initially provided to you. However, we are committed to helping our patients maximize their benefits and we will work with you to achieve the maximum benefits for your coverage.
  • All co-payments are due at the time of service.

Payment is due at the time of service.

  • All co-payments are due at the time of service.
  • If you have dental insurance, your estimated co-payment is due at the time of services.
  • We accept the following credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and bank debit cards.
  • Any balances can be paid here »

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Insurance Options

  • Your insurance policy is a contract between you and your insurance company. We want to emphasize that our relationship is with you, not your dental benefits provider. There are no guarantees of health insurance benefits.
  • If your insurance does not cover all or part of the treatment provided, you will be responsible for payment of fees that are not reimbursed by insurance regardless of the estimate initially provided to you. However, we are committed to helping our patients maximize their benefits and we will work with you to achieve the maximum benefits for your coverage.
  • If you have dental insurance, we will complete and submit a claim form to your benefits provider as a courtesy to you.

You deserve the best dental treatment without financial stress. We are in-network with many PPO insurance plans and will always file claims for all PPO insurance plans. Some insurance plans negotiate unfair rates, making our ability nearly impossible to deliver the highest quality care. By remaining out of network with some plans, we are able to provide you with the highest standard of care by using the most innovative products available.

We believe in honesty and transparency with your dental treatment. We only recommend treatment that will benefit you. We believe in conservative and preventative dentistry to prevent higher out of pocket expenses to you.

Patient Resources

PPO In-network plans

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Careington
  • Cigna DPPO
  • DNoA (BCBS of TX)
  • Guardian


  • Humana
  • Metlife (PDP Plus)
  • Principal
  • Sunlife
  • United Concordia Alliance
  • United HealthCare

Dentistry of the Oaks Membership Program

No Insurance? No problem. Our membership program will allow you to enjoy our high quality care without limitations on service, deductibles, monthly premiums, and unnecessary hidden fees or costs. This is an alternative to dental insurance that is geared towards individuals and families looking for their long-term dental home.

With one low annual membership fee of $99 for individuals and $149 for families, you will receive the following benefits:

  • 50% of all preventative services including exams, radiographs, emergency visits, routine cleanings, periodontal therapy, fluoride varnish applications, and oral cancer screenings.
  • 20% of all dental procedures (including cosmetic)
  • No deductibles, waiting periods or maximums. Please call our office today to learn if our membership program is right for you and your family.

Dentistry of the Oaks Membership Program

Post-Operative Instructions

It is important to follow instructions after you have a dental procedure to ensure proper healing and to avoid complications. As a rule of thumb, you should always wait to eat until after the local anesthesia wears off. Trying to eat before this could result in soft tissue damage because you are not able to feel all of your mouth. The instructions found below are guidelines. After your procedure, we will give you full instructions on how to properly recover. Always follow our recommendations and please don't hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or concerns.

Root Canal Therapy: You can expect soreness for a few days after a root canal procedure. You should avoid chewing on the side of your mouth where the procedure was performed so you do not irritate the area and also to ensure that the temporary restorative material properly sets. You may also need to take an antibiotic if prescribed. If you notice an increasing amount of pain or tenderness, a reaction to any medication or the loss of the temporary restoration, call us immediately.

Crowns and Bridges: Before you receive your final crown/bridge, you will first receive a temporary restoration. This is not as sturdy as the final version, so you should be careful when cleaning and eating. You should brush the area gently and should not pull up on the tooth when flossing because the temporary could become dislodged. You should avoid sticky or chewy foods while you have the temporary in. If your temporary becomes dislodged, clean it off with water and/or mouth wash. Swish with mouth wash and gently brush tooth. The tooth may be sensitive, especially to temperatures when exposed. Use an over the counter temporary crown and bridge cement or even a small amount of toothpaste to re-cement your temporary crown. Give us a call to re-cement the temporary for you. If you break your temporary, give us a call so we can re-make it for you. There may be some sensitivity and irritation after the temporary or final restoration is placed. This is normal and will subside after the soft tissue heals. A warm saltwater rinse will help, and you can also take Advil or Tylenol if the pain does not go away. When the permanent crown or bridge is placed, it may feel a little awkward for a few days. Your mouth needs to adjust to the new tooth, and it should feel like one of your natural teeth in about a week. If your bite feels abnormal in any way or you have some lingering discomfort or sensitivity, give us a call for a bite adjustment. Caring for your bridge or crown is just like caring for your own teeth. You should brush and floss regularly.

Tooth Colored Fillings (Bonding): After the anesthesia wears off, your teeth will likely be sensitive. You should avoid hot and cold foods or drinks for the next few days. After that initial period, your treated teeth will feel as good as new. Continue your normal hygiene plan to ensure that your fillings last for a long time.

Scaling and Root Planing: After this procedure your gums will probably be slightly sore and irritated for a few days. You should rinse your mouth with warm salt water (1 tsp salt/8 oz water) 2-3 times a day. This will relieve the pain and cleanse the area. Brushing and flossing should be continued right after the procedure, but you should brush gently so that you do not further irritate the area. If you experience any swelling or stiffness in the area, you can place a cold compress on the area and take some pain relieving medicine. Avoid any hard or chewy foods for 2-3 days after the surgery to ensure the area heals correctly. If you continue to experience pain or swelling after a few days, contact us.

Veneers: Before you receive your final veneer, you will first receive a temporary restoration. This is not as sturdy as the final version, so you should be careful when cleaning and eating. You should brush the area gently and should not pull up on the tooth when flossing because it could become dislodged. The same goes for eating. You should avoid sticky or chewy foods while you have the temporary in.

There may be some sensitivity and irritation after the temporary or final is placed. This is normal and will subside after the soft tissue heals. A warm saltwater rinse will help, and you can also take Advil or Tylenol if the pain does not go away.

When the veneer is placed it may feel a little awkward for a few days. Your mouth needs to adjust to the new tooth, and it should feel like one of your natural tooth in less than a week. If your bite feels abnormal in any way, you should let us know. When brushing and flossing you should pay close attention to the area between the veneer and the tooth at the gum line.

Extractions: After the surgery, you will need to rest. You can expect for the extraction site to bleed for a little while after the surgery. It may even ooze through the night and into the next morning. Gauze will be applied at the completion of the surgery, and you will need to change it when it becomes soaked. If bleeding continues for longer than 24 hours, you should call us immediately. Rest when you return home, but do not lie flat. This could prolong the bleeding. Prop your head up on a pillow when lying down. We may prescribe you pain medication, so if you become sore, take as directed. You can also use an ice pack for the pain and swelling. Your dentist might also provide you with a cleaning solution to clean the extraction site.

You will be limited to soft foods for a few days after your surgery. Some recommended foods are: Gelatin, Pudding, Yogurt, Mashed Potatoes, Ice Cream, Thin Soups, and other food you can eat without chewing.

When drinking, make sure you do NOT use a straw for one week after surgery. The sucking motion can dislodge the blood clot and significantly slow the healing process. The same goes for smoking. If you have prolonged pain, bleeding, irritation, or don't feel that the extraction site is healing properly, you may have developed a dry socket or some other post-operative complication. Give us a call immediately to schedule a post-operative check.

Post-Operative Instructions