Welcome to my office and staff

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Thanks for searching for me.  I have been practicing in Nolensville for the past 15 years at 921 Oldham Drive.

My office hours are Monday – Thursday from 8am-5pm with lunch at Noon.  615.776.3592

I am current a contracted provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Delta Premier.  I do accept most other insurances.  I am not contracted to accept TennCare or Medicare plans.

Please call the office if you wish us to check on your insurance plan.  Even though dental insurance companies say that you must go to a “PPO” or preferred provider, most plans have written clause that allow you to go out of network.  The only difference is out of pocket cost which depends on the plan.  If you are not sure, ask for a pre-determination of work to be done.  Insurance companies will send you a letter, after submission, of the estimated payment and one’s out of pocket liability.  You might find the difference to be pretty small given convenience of being close to home.

Later, I will add printouts of needed paperwork to website to copy.  I like to go paperless, but the government has not defined what secured transmission are according to HIPPA laws.  I know any encryption can be hacked..

Comment on Insurance

Insurance is only one of several financial tools available to pay for medical and dental services.  There are other tools like CareCredit and health savings accounts.  Healthcare is a unique service that does not operate like standard business models.  Be aware that prices of services or product are set at cost of operating the business and rate of inflation as other businesses do.  As labor cost go up, so do the cost of the services.  However, the unique dental needs of each patient requires individual treatment that does not always fall within an insurance companies policies.  That is when insurance companies may say that we, as doctors, overcharge for services.  These insurance companies are attempting to make a profit for their shareholders.   I try to keep fees as reasonable as possible to continue to operate for our community.  Thank you..