Tuesday - Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM | Saturday: By appointment only

Tuesday - Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM | Saturday: By appointment only

(626) 962-5415

moc.sddoakeidde%40ofni

Home > New Patients

New Patients

Family Dentistry in West Covina, CA

Best Dentist in West Covina, CA | Eddie Kao DDS

Patient Registration

You may preregister with our office by filling out our secure online Patient Registration Form. After you have completed the form, please make sure to press the Submit button at the bottom to automatically send us your information. The security and privacy of your personal data is one of our primary concerns and we have taken every precaution to protect it.

First Visit

The foundation of a long term relationship is laid at the initial visit. Our goals for the first visit are to properly diagnose your immediate dental concerns, review your past medical and dental history, and set a path forward that provides for long term optimum dental health. To do this, we will complete a thorough comprehensive dental evaluation that includes the following:

Please call us at (626) 962-5415 to schedule your teeth cleaning or dental exam or visit our appointments page.

Upon completion, you will be given a detailed treatment plan outlining all proposed treatments that are recommended. Due to the complexities of dental care, we ask that you allow sixty minutes for your initial visit to our office.

    Review your medical history and discuss any factors that may impact treatment, or oral health.
    Complete an oral cancer screening, including a discussion of personal risk factors.
    A full mouth series of radiographs (x-rays) to serve as a baseline for diagnosis and measuring changes in your dental health in the future.
    A comprehensive evaluation of your periodontal (gum) health.
    Evaluation of your temporo-mandibular joint health (TMJ) and discussion of clinical signs of bruxism(grinding) and clenching.
    Evaluate all existing dental restorations, new cavities, and future areas of concern for your teeth.
    Discussion of aesthetic dental concerns, goals, and desired treatments.
    In most cases, a routine prophylaxis (dental cleaning) will be completed during this visit as well.
New patient special offer

Special Offer

We've decided to offer a new patient coupon.
For $139 you will receive a comprehensive exam, an oral cancer screening any needed x-rays and a basic cleaning (In the absence of gum disease).
We are confident that once you are here, you will see we are what you've been looking for in a healthcare provider and stay for years and years to come.

Financial Policies

If you have any questions about our policies, please call our office during business hours.

We accept most PPO insurance plans: Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Delta Dental, Guardian, Metlife, United Concordia, and many more…
We are a preferred provider for most PPO plans. This means a lower deductible and a lower co-payment for you. We are a participating provider for some union plans. If we are not on your insurance list, just give us a call and we will verify with your insurance company.
Your insurance will be verified prior to your appointment so that when you come in for your visit we can go over what type of coverage you have. Before we do anything, we will estimate the portion for which you are responsible (and we are pretty accurate at that), and you will be asked to pay your portion.
We accept all major methods of payment:● Cash.● VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and Debit Cards.● Checks (excluding the first visit).

We take pride in being a little different than most cookie-cutter dental practices. Unlike many others our doctor and business manger work very closely. Our business manager has not only administrative knowledge but also clinical knowledge. The most complex situations allow for more than one treatment path, even though all of them lead to the same result, i.e. your dental health and a beautiful smile. As with all things more than one treatment path entails more then one financial option. We strongly believe that what you need as a patient is a sound plan that seamlessly coordinates both the clinical and the financial aspects of the treatment. This is why Dr. Kao will sit down with you and present all possible treatment options. After you and the doctor have discussed all the pros and cons of each scenario, it will be up to you to decide which path to take.

Our Business manager will review all possible treatment options as well, and sit down with you and discuss what financial options are GOOD FOR YOU. She will take the time to listen to any questions or concerns you may have regarding finances and custom design you’re financing to what you as the patient are comfortable with. We will not pressure you to accept a treatment plan with which you are not financially comfortable.

Should you decide to pre-pay your portion of the entire treatment plan that you have accepted by cash or check, we will extend a 5% courtesy discount.

CareCredit and Sunbit Financing

Dental Insurance doesn’t cover it all…

Whether you have dental insurance or not, many services aren’t covered. Care Credit can help you get the healthy, radiant smile you’ve always wanted with low monthly payment plans designed to fit your financial needs.

If Dr. Kao recommends a procedure your wallet’s not quite ready for, or you want cosmetic dentistry to show off your pearly whites, you can get your procedure sooner with the card designed for your health and beauty needs. You can also use Care Credit for follow-up appointments or different procedures. So feel free to put a big smile on your face. We will assist you with the application right in the office, and you will know instantly if you qualify for Care Credit. You can also apply for Care Credit online by clicking here.

Schedule your dental appointment today!

Dr. Kao and our friendly staff are dedicated to making every visit to our dental office a great experience. We provide expert dental care with a personal touch in a comfortable setting.