Call: (925) 933-5677

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Emergency Services

 

 

If you are experiencing

* Pain

* Swelling

* A Broken Tooth

* Inability to Eat

*  or a "Cosmetic Emergency"

and you need to see a dentist right away, call (925) 933-5677 during regular office hours, and we will do our best to see you today.

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We'll be here when you need us!

If you need dental care at night or on a weekend, read our office policies below.

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How to reach us 24/7

If this is an "after-hours" emergency, call 

1. Dr. Wolter's Cell Phone (925) 639-7854

2. Dr. Wolter's Home Phone (925) 934-6359

3. Dr. Brandeis' Cell Phone (925) 285-7105

4. Dr. Hummer's Cell Phone (510) 304-4232

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Why is there an extra charge for "after hours" visits?

A special "after-hours" office visit takes much more of our time than an office visit during regular hours because we don't have any dental assistants or administrative staff available.

Before Your Treatment: Travel time to the office, opening the office, turning everything on, setting-up the treatment room, and patient registration.

After Your Treatment: Arranging follow-up care, sterilizing instruments, turning everything off, closing and securing the office, and travel time back home.

Due to the extra time involved, there will be an extra charge, in addition to whatever treatment is actually performed. 

* Saturday, Sunday, Holidays
   From 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - $155

* Saturday, Sunday, Holidays
   From 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM - $185

* Weekdays
   From Office Closing until 9:00 PM - $145

* Any Day
   From 9:00 PM until Midnight - $215

* Any Day
    Midnight until 9:00 AM - $265

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How much can I expect this visit to cost?

Depending upon time and complexity, in most cases, x-rays, testing, diagnosis, local anesthetic, "emergency treatment" to relieve your pain, and prescriptions (if necessary) will cost approximately $225-$300.  If you have dental insurance, most plans will pay anywhere between 0% and 80% of the"after-hours" charge, and between 50% and 100% of the "emergency treatment", but we can't guarantee how much your insurance will pay, or that they will pay anything at all.

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Special considerations for "new patients" after-hours

If you are a new patient, you will need to pay for this first visit by cash or credit card.  Because we cannot verify your current insurance coverage after-hours, you will need to pay the total amount at the time services are rendered.   We'll be glad to submit an insurance claim on your behalf, and instruct your insurance company to reimburse you directly. Unfortunately, we cannot accept a personal check for "after-hours" treatment, and we cannot bill you later for "after-hours" service.

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Have you seen us before?  Easy.

If you are an established patient in our office, with previously verified dental insurance, we will only ask you to pay your estimated co-payment at this time.  We will gladly submit an insurance claim on your behalf, and wait 60 days for their payment.  We have no control over what your insurance will or will not pay.  Because of this, you agree to be responsible for any balance not paid by your insurance company after 60 days, for whatever reason.