Call Now To Set An Appointment

662.323.2876

405 Academy Rd. Starkville, MS 39759

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS COSMETIC DENTISTRY?

Dr. Ferguson & Dr. Coats believe that all dentistry should be “cosmetic” dentistry! Our goal is for all patients of our office to have a healthy, beautiful, and confident smile. Cosmetic dentistry commonly refers to dental procedures and treatments aimed at improving or enhancing the esthetic qualities of a patient’s smile. Commonly performed cosmetic procedures include teeth whitening, veneers, and all porcelain crowns and bridges. Sometimes just re-shaping or re-contouring the front teeth is sufficient to improve the overall smile appearance, and in many cases, a combination of treatment options is used to achieve the best result.Dr. Ferguson & Dr. Coats will be happy to discuss cosmetic treatment options with you in an effort to achieve a more beautiful smile.

WHERE IS THE OFFICE LOCATED?

Our office is located at 405 Academy Road, directly across from Oby’s restaurant and adjacent to Starkville Academy.

WHAT ARE THE OFFICE HOURS?

We are open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. We close for lunch from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. each day.

DOES THIS OFFICE TREAT CHILDREN?

We are a general dentistry practice, and as such, are happy to welcome patients of all ages. However, if you feel as if your child’s apprehension or behavior may hinder our efforts to effectively treat their dental needs, we will be happy to recommend a pediatric dentist in our area, whose office and equipment are specially designed for that purpose. We may also refer your child to a pediatric dentist if their dental needs are extreme enough to warrant specialty treatment.

WHAT TYPE OF PAYMENT OPTIONS ARE ACCEPTED?

We are happy to accept cash, personal checks, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and Care Credit.

WHAT IF I CAN'T AFFORD TREATMENT?

Payment plans are available on selected dental treatment plans and procedures. This financing is handled on a case-by-case basis and must be agreed upon in writing before treatment is started.Our office provides Care Credit as a financing option to our patients. Care Credit is a personal line of credit for healthcare treatments and procedures for your entire family. Please call our office to discuss the payment plan that’s best for you.

DOES YOUR OFFICE ACCEPT INSURANCE?

We accept most dental insurance plans offered by major insurers, and as a courtesy to our patients, we are happy to file your claim electronically. In order to file your claim, we will need a copy of your dental insurance card, the subscriber’s ID # or Social Security #, and the subscriber’s date of birth. We always suggest that you call your insurer to verify dental coverage eligibility and benefits before your appointment. Please call our office, and we will be happy to answer any insurance questions you may have.

I'M REALLY NERVOUS ABOUT MY VISIT...

For an especially anxious patient, our office offers several options to make your dental appointment more pleasant. Nitrous oxide sedation works very well for patients with mild to moderate anxiety. Nitrous oxide is commonly referred to as “laughing gas” or “happy gas”. Patients who use nitrous oxide are able to drive to and from their appointments with no hangover effect. For patients with more than average dental anxiety, we employ several types of oral sedation.This sedation is handled on a case-by-case basis. Patients interested in oral sedation should speak with Dr. Ferguson or Dr. Coats at their consult/exam appointment to decide which method of sedation is the most appropriate.