Portable Dentistry FAQs
We provide mobile dental services, featuring equipment that is easily transported and set up inside the patient’s location. Our setup includes a portable dental examination chair, a state-of-the-art digital X-ray system, and a comprehensive portable operatory system, ensuring a full range of dental services can be conveniently provided wherever the patient is located.
Yes, we can see patients in a home setting. There is a home-visit service fee, and this depends on your location relative to how far our dental team must travel to your location.
Please note that we do not service all locations.
Yes, we have a low power digital x-ray system which allows for immediate viewing on a laptop. X-ray imaging is required to become a “patient-of-record”.
Our team of dentists and hygienists routinely visit patients in our partner communities, ensuring a minimum of quarterly check-ups. In numerous communities, we are even more frequently present, offering weekly visits to provide ongoing support and care to our patients!
When a New Patient Consent Form is sent to us, we can typically see you within a couple days depending on our routes and schedule.
Our dentists highly recommend a fluoride treatment with the patient’s prophylaxis cleaning. Studies have shown fluoride treatments to be very helpful in several ways for elderly adults. It remineralizes teeth which can reduce tooth and root decay. Adults with gum recession are at risk of root decay because the surface becomes exposed to decay causing bacteria in the mouth. The older you are, the more prone you are to gum recession.
All patients seen by our registered dental hygienists must be a ‘patient-of-record’ and therefore seen by one of our dentists.
We have found with our elderly clientele, that many can not remain comfortable for the time needed to do an exam and then a cleaning. Therefore, we do exams on one day, then return for cleanings on a separate day.
Mobile dentistry refers to a dental practice that operates from a van or RV. The van or RV is equipped with a complete dental clinic, including a dental chair, equipment, and supplies. The dentist travels to various locations and provides dental services on the spot. This approach is especially useful for people who have difficulty accessing dental care due to transportation, mobility, or financial issues.
Portable dentistry, on the other hand, refers to a dental practice that brings all the equipment and supplies into a building. The dentist sets up a temporary clinic within the building, providing dental services to the patients there. This approach is commonly used in assisted living facilities, schools, and other community settings where a permanent dental clinic is not available.
In conclusion, both mobile and portable dentistry aim to make dental care more accessible and convenient for patients. The difference lies in the setting in which the services are provided, with mobile dentistry taking place in a van or RV and portable dentistry taking place within a building.
We believe in making dental care accessible for everyone. To ensure transparent billing and avoid potential misunderstandings, we request payment for services on the same day they are provided.
However, we understand that unexpected situations can arise. If you require a payment plan, we are happy to work with you or partner with CareCredit to find a solution that works. More details can be received by emailing [email protected].
Yes, we do provide group home discounts. We waive all home-visit fees for assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and similar facilities. However, we can develop custom pricing for corporate entities with multiple homes and other unique arrangements.
Exciting Update! We’ve partnered with several Medicare Advantage providers, allowing us to file claims directly to your plan. For patients enrolled in these plans, rest assured, we won’t charge you any additional fees.
Although we are an out-of-network provider for most plans, we’re committed to making your dental care manageable and stress-free. You will need to pay for services on the day we visit with you. Then, we’ll handle the insurance claim submission on your behalf. To begin, please ensure your insurance plan includes coverage for out-of-network services. Our team is ready to provide a pre-completed ADA form and guide you through every step of the process. Feel free to contact us anytime for assistance!
Yes! Enable Dental can furnish an insurance claim form upon your request, which you can submit to your insurance provider or we can do this for you. This form will detail all procedures and associated costs for your convenience. To proceed, just enter your policy number and cardholder details, when filling out the New Patient Registration forms.
We do work with Medicaid programs in certain states and for very specific populations.
Medicaid does not have a dental program that we work with outside of these programs. Please call 866-988-4504 to learn more.