Dr. Scharf’s New Patient Forms:
Our Goal Is To Make Your Life Easier
New Patient Forms
Few things are as stressful as having dental problems, which is why Dr. Scharf believes in making trips to his office as convenient as possible. From the moment you step through the doors of our office, you will be treated with kindness and respect. We understand that most of our patients have busy schedules, which is one of the reasons all of our new patient forms are available online.
Tips For Filling Out New Patient Forms
We want your paperwork to be as complete as possible. Check out these easy tips for improving your new patient forms.
Take Your Time!
Before you start filling out the form, read the entire paper. Oftentimes, patients try to squeeze extra information in one portion of the form when there is a dedicated spot for those comments further down on the page. Fill out new patient paperwork forms when you have time, and don’t forget to complete the second page of the paperwork.
When you fill out new patient forms, focus on writing legibly so that our office can record your responses accurately. Use a blue or black pen, as scanning software doesn’t always pick up colored script.
Double Check Your Work
After you complete your forms, double check your work. Check to see if you wrote down things like insurance identification numbers properly, and consider asking a close friend or spouse to look over your papers to see if you missed anything. Sometimes it just takes a fresh pair of eyes to spot problems.
If you have any questions or concerns about the content of our new patient forms, don’t be shy to ask. You can even flag the questions you have problems with by putting a star or a check next to the inquiry so that you remember to ask in person before your appointment.
Make A Copy For Your Records
Consider making a copy of your completed forms for your own reference. That way, if there are questions about your care or insurance billing in the future, you can see what was recorded on your initial forms.
If you have any questions please contact us and we are happy to assist you in filling out your patient forms.
Maximizing Your Insurance Benefits
Dental insurance can be confusing. Let us help!
- Check with your dental coverage carrier to find out what your yearly maximum is and how much you have left.
- Bring your benefits book with you to your appointment, if possible.
- We will complete all paperwork and submit claims to your insurance company.
- We can spread out your dental procedures to maximize your annual dental benefits.
Our financial coordinator is always available to assist you in obtaining the full benefits to which you are entitled under your dental benefit plan. There are thousands of dental benefit plans in existence, and it is impossible to know in advance exactly what your benefits will be.
We encourage you to bring the papers from your dental coverage company which outline your dental benefits to your first appointment so that we may help you better understand your particular policy. You should also call your dental benefit provider to confirm what your yearly maximum is and how much of that amount has been used so far this year. Your dental benefit provider will usually attempt to limit your coverage through the use of these annual caps on your benefits.