The staff at Torrey Hills Periodontal Group is committed to providing excellent dental care in a comfortable environment where patients can relax and feel at ease. Here you will find information on what to expect during your first appointment along with links to patient forms and paperwork.
We are happy to hear from you, answer your questions, and schedule an appointment. Call Torrey Hills Periodontal Group at 858-925-1188 or stop by our office.
4765 Carmel Mountain Road Ste 204
San Diego, CA 92130
We will need to gather some information on your current condition and your medical condition before we begin the treatment process.
This will allow us to best determine your diagnosis and customize an individualized treatment plan for you. You can expedite this process by filling out our new patient forms before your appointment. There is no reason to delay. Call us today at 858-925-1188 to schedule an appointment.
We welcome private paying patients and are very appreciative that you have chosen us to meet your periodontal and implant needs. For your convenience, we accept cash, check, credit card (Visa and MasterCard), as well as Care Credit (a convenient patient payment plan).
For those with dental insurance we, likewise, strive to meet your periodontal and implant needs, without distinction. We must emphasize that as dental care professionals, our relationship is with you and not with your insurance company. We will make every effort to provide you with accurate coverage estimates based on information available to us at the time but you are ultimately responsible for knowing the details of your benefits. At times, it is almost impossible to accurately estimate our patients insurance co-pays. Many insurance companies will not apply benefits or give out fees until after treatment is completed and not all services are covered benefits in all contracts. Deductibles and/or estimated co-pays will be collected at the time service is provided as insurance is only meant to assist you as partial payment, not as full payment, for services rendered. As a courtesy, we will file your insurance claims. Upon receipt of your insurance payment, you will be responsible for payment of balances not covered by your insurance company. If you have deposited a co-payment in excess, we will gladly refund the credit to you or apply it towards treatment. We ask that you keep us informed of any changes to your insurance.
About Dr. Hunt
Dr Hunt is a Board-certified specialist in Periodontics and provides Dental Implant services as well. He specializes in the diagnosis and conservative treatment of gum disease and oral pathology. He also performs cosmetic procedures to aesthetically enhance your smile and places dental implants that can replace missing or non-restorable teeth.
Dr Hunt believes that finding the right Periodontist to meet your periodontal and implant needs is the most important first step to achieving dental health. Many patients choose to come to us as a referral from their dentist. Others are referred by patients and friends of the practice. A referral is not required to visit our office. In all cases, we will collaborate and communicate fully with you and your dentist.
What will happen at my first visit?
During your first visit, Dr Hunt will complete a thorough evaluation of your periodontal condition. He will obtain a complete in-depth dental and medical health history, a dental and gum examination and review your dental x-rays. He will assess your bite, any loose teeth, and your jaw for bone loss. He will then educate you on your condition and provide you with all your options for treatment. Dr Hunt will work closely with you to decide on treatment that is clinically appropriate yet takes into consideration your personal needs. The first step of treatment may start during this visit. Dr Hunt strongly believes in collaborating fully with other dentists involved in your care to help you achieve overall dental health and well-being.
Please assist us with your initial evaluation by providing the following:
Kindly inform our staff if you need to pre-medicate prior to dental procedures
Appointments are carefully scheduled so you will be best served. This is a time reserved just for you. Please be prompt so that we can perform all treatment that has been scheduled. If you must reschedule, please allow 2 full business days for non-surgical appointments and 7 full business days for surgical appointments. This will allow us to use the time to serve the needs of another patient. A cancellation fee will apply if cancellations are not given in a timely manner.
4765 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite 204
San Diego, CA 92130
Monday through Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: By Appointment Only
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Will I need x-rays?
We will need current x-rays in order to see the extent of periodontal disease below the gum line that is not otherwise visible. If your referring dentist has taken x-rays, we will request that they be forwarded to us. During the initial exam, if Dr Hunt needs more information about specific areas of concern, he may ask that selective x-rays be taken to assist him with his diagnosis and treatment planning.
It is easy to make an appointment for your initial examination and dental treatments with Torrey Hills Periodontal Group. Simply call 858-925-1188 and one of our friendly team members will be happy to assist you. If you schedule an appointment and something comes up, please call and cancel 24 hours in advance so that we can accommodate other patient requests.
Walk into our lobby where you will be greeted by our friendly staff. We will provide you with new patient paperwork that includes a health questionnaire, request for your insurance information and contact information. We will also provide you with information to familiarize you with our office and how we handle things like patient privacy.
Your initial dental exam will take around one hour. The experienced staff at Torrey Hills Periodontal Group will ask you questions, get to know your oral hygiene routine, and listen to your health concerns. We believe in educating patients and empowering them to make good choices to improve their oral health. We will demonstrate how to properly care for your teeth and make additional suggestions as needed. Our dental hygienist will clean your teeth then Dr. Hunt will complete your examination and make recommendations for proposed dental treatments.
We work to ensure our patients feel comfortable, and that includes minimizing their pain as much as possible. If you are undergoing a dental procedure, Dr. Hunt will meet with you to discuss your pain tolerance and create a plan for pain management. Working together, we will treat your dental health problems in a way that minimizes pain and enables you to get back to your life faster.
We accept a variety of insurance providers and endeavor to accommodate our patients' request. Please call our office at 858-925-1188 to see if we are currently working with your insurance provider.
Our pricing structure is designed to ensure that patients are able to receive the high quality dental care they deserve. If your dental insurance will not cover all of your dental treatments, we will work with you to identify a payment solution. We are health care professionals first and will work with you to make sure you receive the treatment you need.
Torrey Hills Periodontal Group provides high quality dental care to families throughout the San Diego area. We understand that every dental patient has different financial needs. We will work with you to find a solution that enables you to get the dental care you need, with or without insurance. Call our office to ask about our different payment options that may include cash, check, financing, and credit cards. We provide budget friendly dental care so call today and learn how Torrey Hills Periodontal Group is the solution to all of your oral health needs.