MEAD FAMILY DENTAL

3630 Shattuck Rd. Saginaw, MI

Hours

 

Monday: 8am-1pm, 2pm-5pm

Tuesday: 8am-1pm, 2pm-5pm

Wednesday: 8am-1pm, 2pm-5pm

Thursday: 7am-2pm

We’re Back!

Friday May 29th, 2020

We’re baaaack! Whoo Hoo!

The carpets are clean our filters are changed some new barriers are up and our attitudes are 100% ready to go back to work!

What has changed?

In order to keep our patients and team safe, we’ll be screening patients when they arrive. What’s that going to look like?

Your temperature will be checked

We’ll ask you some health screening questions, verbally. But don’t worry…it’s an easy test. We’ll give you the questions in advance!

 

Have you, or anyone close to you, experienced flu-like symptoms within the past 14 days such as:

Cough: Yes / No

Fever: Yes / No

Shortness of Breath: Yes / No

Sore Throat: Yes / No

Muscle/Body Aches: Yes / No

Nausea/Vomiting: Yes / No

Fatigue: Yes / No

A recent lack of taste or smell: Yes / No

Have you come into contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19? Yes / No, If yes, when________

Have you been tested for COVID-19, Yes / No

If yes, was it a positive or negative result? Positive / Negative

See…nothing to it! One other thing, we’d ask you to check your temperature at home before your appointment if you can. If you have a fever, call the office and we’ll figure out what’s next!

 

Changes in scheduling and protocols:

You’ll notice some other changes in scheduling and protocols to help keep everyone safe. For instance, we’ve staggered our appointment times. Upon your arrival there should only be one other patient waiting, if any. If you prefer to wait in your car, please check in first. You can call us at (989) 799-9133) and we can let you know when we’re ready for you!

In an effort to keep the fewest number of people at the office, we ask that you come alone, if able. If you have someone accompanying adult patients, they will need to wait outside.

Existing appointments with Dr. Mead for treatment:

If you have a scheduled appointment with Dr. Mead for treatment, it is still on the schedule and we’ll be expecting you! You will NOT receive a text for the next few weeks. (Texts have been disabled until the schedule is up to date.)

We will contact you ASAP to confirm your appointment with the date and time. Each appointment is key to catching up with our patients who have been waiting to see us. With that said, a 48 hour notice is required to change or cancel any scheduled appointment. You may leave a message on the machine, email us at: alanmeadoffice@gmail.com, or call us during normal business hours (989)799-9133.

A $25.00 “no show” fee will be enforced for patients who miss scheduled appointments.

Existing appointments dental hygiene visits:

If you have a scheduled appointment with our hygienist for teeth cleaning, most appointments will still be on the schedule and we will be expecting you. You will NOT receive a text for the next few weeks. (Texts have been disabled until the schedule is up to date.)

We will contact you ASAP to confirm your appointment with the date and time. Each appointment is key to catching up with our patients who have been waiting to see us. With that said, a 48 hour notice is required to change or cancel any scheduled appointment. You may leave a message on the machine, email us at: alanmeadoffice@gmail.com, or call us during normal business hours (989)799-9133.

A $25.00 “no show” fee will be enforced for patients who miss scheduled appointments.

EXCEPTION!! If you have a scheduled appointment on a Tuesday with the hygienist we may have to change your cleaning appointment.

Why? Our amazing dental hygiene team of Shannon and Tanna is now just the very amazing Shannon! For the moment our Tuesdays will only have one hygienist working, so we might have to re-arrange some appointments for a little while. Don’t worry, though! We’ll catch up!

I want to schedule an appointment

Existing patients: We would prefer an email at alanmeadoffice@gmail.com. Include your full name, reason for appointment, and contact info. We will contact you as soon as possible. You can call the office at (989) 799-9133 as well. We expect to be a bit swamped for the next few weeks so if you get the answering machine please leave a message and we’ll get back to you ASAP!

New patients: We can’t wait to meet you! Ideally you would send us an email at alanmeadoffice@gmail.com. Include your full name, reason for appointment, and contact info. We will contact you as soon as possible. You can call the office at (989) 799-9133 as well. WE LOVE NEW PATIENTS and we think you’re going to love our office, but we’re currently doing our best to catch up with the high demand! So please be patient with us!

For any other questions…please email us at alanmeadoffice@gmail.com!

We can’t wait to see you and get back to “normal!”

Dr. Alan Mead and team

 

Welcome!

My name is Dr. Alan Mead, and for over 20 years my staff and I have provided patients with a different, fun, experience at our dentist office in Saginaw, MI.

 

Our Primary goal is to provide everyone with remarkable dental care in the very best dental office setting imaginable.

Don’t let the laid back and comfortable atmosphere fool you though, this office is serious about your dental health!

“GOLD CLUB”

We are pleased to offer our Mead Family Dental “GOLD CLUB”

to our patients without dental benefits.

Our goal is to help you have the beautiful, healthy smile that you want and deserve.

There are many reasons why some people stay away from the dentist, but one comment

we hear frequently is “I couldn’t come because I didn’t have dental insurance.”

Enrollment fee is $290.00 (for a 12 month period)

Additional adult, in same household, $200.00 ea.

Additional child, under the age of 14 and in same household, $180.00 ea.

Included for the enrollee/s:

* Two regular adult or child prophys (equal to $156.00)

Full set of x-rays (equal to $125.00)

Yearly oral cancer exam and

One emergency exam (equal to $50.00-$128.00)

**20% discount on all treatment done within our office

**20% even applies to elective procedures such as whitening and veneers!

Payment is due at time of treatment

Credit cards accepted with the exception of Care Credit.

NOTE: Restoration prices listed below are subject

to change without notice

Initial adult: $290 Additional adult: $200 Child under 14 $180

GOLD CLUB SAVINGS BREAKDOWN

Regular prophy (cleaning) adult: $78.00 (two included with Gold Club)

Child Prophy (cleaning) under 14 yrs old $68.00 (two included with Gold Club)

Difficult prophy (full mouth debridement) $200.00 (uses both Gold Club cleanings)

Fluoride $42.00 ($33.00 out of pocket with Gold Club) $9 savings

4 Bitewing x-rays $55.00 (all included with Gold Club)

1 Periapical x-ray $30.00 (all included with Gold Club)

1 Panoramic x-ray $125.00 (all included with Gold Club)

Initial exam (new patient) *$78.00 (included with Gold Club)

Emergency exam *$78.00 (one included with Gold Club)

Periodic oral exam *$50.00 (one included with Gold Club)

*A total of two exams per 12 months with Gold Club

Restorations

Resin- one surface filling $147.00 ($117.00 out of pocket with Gold Club) $30 savings

Resin- two surface filling $186.00 ($148.00 out of pocket with Gold Club) $38 savings

Resin- three surface filling $224.00 ($179.00 out of pocket with Gold Club) $46 savings

Resin- four surface filling $308.00 ($246.00 out of pocket with Gold Club) $62 savings

3 unit bridge $2979.00 ($2383.00 out of pocket with Gold Club) $596 savings

Crown $990.00 ($792.00 out of pocket with Gold Club) $198 savings

Dentures, Partials, Extractions

Partials $1350.00 ($1080 out of pocket with Gold Club) $270 savings

Denture $1375.00 ($1100.00 out of pocket with Gold Club) $270 savings

Extractions (simple) $148.00 ($118.00 out of pocket with Gold Club) $30 savings

Extractions (surgical) $258.00 ($206.00 out of pocket with Gold Club) $52 savings

Whitening $340.00 ($272.00 out of pocket with Gold Club) $68 savings

Perio maintenance prices with Gold Club

$167.00 (regular price)

-78.00 (Gold Club cleaning credit)

$89.00

-55.00 (Gold Club exam credit)

$34.00

7.00 (Gold Club 20% discount on remaining balance)

$27.00 out of pocket for each of the first two perio maintenance cleanings

$93.00 out of pocket for the 3rd

The 3rd perio maintenance cleaning, within the 12 month Gold Club window.

(-$84.00 is the Gold Club discount on the 3rd perio maintenance

You will pay $147.00 total, out of pocket, for 3 perio maintenance visits.

Note: Without Gold Club, total would be $501.00. You save $211.00.

Perio scaling and root planing with Gold Club

$228.00 (regular price per quadrant) Perio scale & root planing

46.00 (Gold Club savings)

$182.00 out of pocket per quadrant

Insurance

We participate and are “in network” with Delta Dental as a Premier provider. This is the only dental benefit that we are “in network” with. We are “out of network” and unable to submit claims to: Meridian, Molina, Medicaid, Delta Dental Healthy Kids, Delta Dental Healthy Michigan or any dental insurance requiring “in network” participation. We are able to submit claims to any dental insurance that does not require “in network” participation. But if your insurance requires that your dentist is “in network” it means they will not cover your care at our office. You are responsible for any unpaid balance.

Payments

SURPRISE! You owe more than expected!

Not good, right?

To avoid an unwanted surprise, be sure to ask that a pre-determination of treatments be sent to your insurance company.

Check in with our office before your appointment to confirm an approved estimation of benefits has been received.

If it becomes necessary to change treatment during your procedure, Dr. Mead will inform you before proceeding. We will do our best to provide you with a new estimate of what it will cost.

Bring your dental insurance card with you. If you have Delta Dental you may not have a card but……Delta Dental provides a website where we can access a real time status of your benefits. Most other insurance companies do not. Know your dental insurance!

Inform us of any dental visits you’ve had within the last 12 months. Include treatment from oral surgeons, specialists, out of town emergencies, or any other treatment which would have been charged to your dental insurance. Your remaining insurance benefits are what we use to calculate our estimates.

Looking for information about something dental or of interest to you?

Use the search bar at the top of our home page to access Dr. Mead’s blog.

Try typing in Yeti. (my personal favorite)

Adults, please refrain from bringing small children with you to your appointment.

Our operatories are small and efficient but equipped for one patient at a time.

Seldom does ” I’ll just wait until it hurts” work with dental concerns.

If you’ve put off coming in, we will not judge you or overwhelm you with hard to understand dental lingo.

We will, however, present you with a treatment plan that is explained, and deemed necessary, by Dr. Mead. You have the choice of seeing what Dr. Mead sees with an overhead view of your exam in progress! After that, it’s up to you how we proceed.

 

 

It’s all about us ..you

Actually, it’s both! We want you to be comfortable and presented with all information needed to understand and improve your dental health. When your teeth are healthy then we’re all happy. Win, Win!

IT’S WHAT WE DO

COSMETIC DENTISTRY * WHITENING * FILLINGS * CROWNS *

ROOT CANALS * BRIDGES * PARTIALS * DENTURES * IMPLANT RESTORATIONS * BITE GUARDS * EXTRACTIONS *

CLEANINGS * EXAMS * X-RAYS

My dentist always asks dumb questions like “When’s the last time you flossed?”

My answer: “Like bro, you were there.”

Contact Us

Leave your full name and contact # on messages. An email from “Dragonslayer666” really doesn’t help us identify you.

 

1.800.555.6789

Text Us

Use the “pop up” on our home page.

Patients of record may also respond to any text we’ve previously sent, even if it’s an old one! Text will forward to our e-mail same as the “pop up” option

AlanMeadOffice

@gmail.com

 

We will read and respond. Promise.

Fax: 989-497-8110

We don’t expect too many of these.

After Hours Emergencies

(989) 488-7665

or

alan@meadfamilydental.com

Phone will connect to Dr. Mead’s emergency cell phone. Leave a message and he’ll call back ASAP. e-Mailing him will usually work faster.