FAQs

Who are we?

We are a relationship based practice that provides a warm, friendly, and inviting environment. Rather than production oriented, we are a family practice with the perfect blend of high quality dentistry, the latest technology, attention to detail, and friendliness.

What makes us unique?

 Our ability to make patients feel comfortable and at ease, while at the same time being professional and providing superior dental services. Our team is comprised of highly personable, warm professionals who are in dentistry because they love it.

Are we up to date?

We attend Continuing Education seminars every year, we read periodicals, and we talk dentistry at the dinner table. Overall, we stay excited about this dynamic field and are always seeking new ways to make the patient experience a wonderful one.

How serious is your sterilization?

We are very serious about sterilization. It all begins with everyone in the office being constantly trained in the newest OSHA guidelines, all the way through to our state of the art sterilization center. We take this matter very seriously and take no short cuts when it comes to sterilization.

What if I don’t have insurance?

All of the above are great, but I don’t have insurance. How much is a visit going to cost? Am I going to be the one paying for all of this? Our fees are right in line with most dentists in this area. We do believe however, that our practice stands out in the level of service provided and the quality of the dentistry practiced. We accept VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, checks and cash. We also offer 12 month interest-free financing by Care Credit Dental Financing. Please call us at 910.458.3232 for details. 

How do we handle dental insurance?

We file most dental insurances. Most times we are able to verify benefits over the phone while the patient is checking in. Your out of pocket will only be for the portion which your insurance company does not cover. Very often, there is no out of pocket for exams, x-rays and cleanings. However, plans do vary and we can not guarantee any benefits, as they are only estimated. We are set up to file electronically with hundreds of insurance companies and can file for you. Our business staff is also very knowledgeable of insurance codes and will try to maximize your benefits and minimize your out of pocket whenever possible.

Do you accept Medicaid?

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept Medicaid patients.

Do you perform cosmetic dentistry?

We pride ourselves in Dr. Cerqueira’s cosmetic abilities. We have improved many smiles since opening and continue to do so every day. Whether it is through bonding, dentures, or removing old, broken silver fillings and replacing them with tooth colored fillings or crowns, Dr. Cerqueira’s meticulous approach is sure to leave you with a beautiful smile.

Do we embrace technology?

We are a state-of-the-art practice. We are a virtually paperless, fully digital office. Our x-rays are digital, which offers us the chance to view images on a computer screen right in front of the patient. They also allow for 1/3 of the conventional radiation exposure to the patient. Our chairs and equipment are from the number one dental manufacturer in the country and above all, our employees are all highly trained professionals, who truly love dentistry and most importantly, love people

Get answers to all your dentistry questions. Call Amanda Cerqueira, DDS, at 910.458.3232, or use our convenient online Request an Appointment form to schedule a convenient appointment.