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George Rivera, DDS
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We believe that everyone deserves to enjoy a healthy smile for a lifetime. At George Rivera, DDS, our goal is to help families find the dental treatment that fits their budget. One of our friendly care team members will be happy to help you with financial planning for treatment or answer any questions you may have about costs, insurance, or CareCredit. 

Payment Options

For your convenience, we accept cash, debit cards, and credit cards such as Amex, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and CareCredit.

Insurance

To ensure our patients receive the essential dental treatment they need, we accept most major insurance plans. Our team will also be happy to assist you in submitting a claim to your insurance company. 

Insurance policies vary, so Dr. Rivera may or may not be considered “in-network.” If that is the case, we will do our best to work with your budget.  We also cannot guarantee coverage, but we can give you an estimate and help you maximize your benefits.

If you have any questions about treatment costs or your insurance, please contact our dental office. 

CareCredit

CareCredit allows patients to pay for medical and healthcare expenses that are not covered by insurance. Call us today with any questions about CareCredit or apply here. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Affordable Dental Care in Oakbrook Terrace

At George Rivera, DDS, we believe in making dental care affordable for everyone, with payment plans to fit every budget.

We also periodically offer specials for treatments like Invisalign and teeth whitening. We happily accept most major insurance plans, including:

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Humana
  • Met Life
  • Guardian
  • United Health Care

As a courtesy to our patients, we are happy to file PPO claims on your behalf. We have also partnered with CareCredit for the convenience of our patients.

CareCredit

CareCredit makes essential dental care more attainable for individuals and families. Typically, uninsured patients use CareCredit to pay for their treatment, but insured patients can also use it if their plan doesn’t fully cover a certain type of procedure.

CareCredit offers short-term loans at no interest. Applying for CareCredit is simple, and it usually takes only a few minutes to receive approval. This family-friendly program has helped numerous patients receive the dental care they need when they need it.

We’re Here to Help You

Our team at George Rivera, DDS is here to answer any of your questions or listen to your concerns. To learn more about our specials, CareCredit, or accepted insurances, call us today!

The cost of treatment varies per patient, procedure, and complexity of each person’s case. We do not guarantee coverage or pricing, but we can give you a basic estimate of costs. 

For specific pricing information, you can call our dental office and speak to one of our friendly care team members. Together, we can discuss your treatment and costs in more detail.

We Accept Most Major Plans 

For the convenience of our patients, we accept most major dental insurance plans, including:

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Denali Dental
  • Humana
  • Guardian
  • Spirit
  • UnitedHealthOne

Because insurance plans vary, Dr. Rivera may or may not be considered an “in-network” provider. If George Rivera, DDS is not in your network, we will do what we can to work with your budget. 

Insurance Coverage Basics  

Generally, dental insurance plans cover a portion of the costs of preventive care, fillings, crowns, and other procedures. Some plans may also cover dentures and bridges, orthodontics, or periodontics. 

Many dental insurance plans provide a 100-80-50 coverage structure, meaning they may cover 100 percent of preventive care, 80 percent of basic procedures, and 50 percent of major procedures. However, an insurance plan may also not cover any major procedures like oral surgery or certain treatments like sealants. 

Again, the details are entirely dependent upon the type of insurance plan you have and your family’s unique needs. 

Questions About Dental Insurance? We Can Help! 

 It’s our goal to help you receive the high-quality dental care you deserve. If you have any questions about treatment, costs, or dental insurance, please don’t hesitate to call our dental office.

We understand that some patients may feel afraid or anxious about their dental visit. Because your comfort is important to us, we provide different techniques to help you relax during your treatment.

One of the ways we help nervous patients relax is by using noninvasive sedation dentistry. We use The Wand for single tooth anesthesia and oral sedation when requested. 

  • The Wand is a slender, probe-like tool that delivers anesthesia to one specific tooth, inhibiting the patient from feeling pain or discomfort during treatment. No one enjoys getting poked and prodded, especially when they’re sitting in a dental chair. The Wand eliminates our reliance on anesthetic syringes of the past. 
     
  • Prescribed by your physician or dentist, oral sedation typically comes in pill form and stays in the body’s system longer than single tooth anesthesia. 

Compassionate and Gentle Dentistry 

The last thing we want to do is push our patients to their limit or upset them. We simply want the best for your health, and we will never make you feel obligated or pressured into treatment.

To learn more about how we manage dental anxiety, contact one of our care team members.

George Rivera, DDS is committed to upholding CDC and OSHA guidelines for the safety of our patients and staff. We have always followed these guidelines and will continue to follow them, as well as take extra precautions to ensure our patients and staff are protected from potential health risks. 

Safety Equipment and Sanitation

Our dental team wears personal protective equipment (PPE) and has implemented safety measures such as social distancing, requiring masks or face coverings in our building, and regularly cleaning our dental practice.

We use medical-grade disinfectants to sanitize all treatment rooms and common areas. George Rivera, DDS also has excellent air filtration, so everyone who enters our office can breathe clean air.

We kindly ask that patients:

  • Agree to a brief health assessment before check-in (temperature check, short questionnaire). 
  • Limit additional visitors from accompanying you during your visit. 
  • Practice social distancing in our facility. 
  • Wear a face covering or mask when not receiving treatment. 

Dental Aerosol Extractors 

In response to COVID-19, we have started using more advanced infection control procedures, including dental aerosol extractors. This technology keeps our patients and staff protected from airborne pathogens and bacteria and improves the air quality in the room. Dental aerosol extractors use high evacuation suction to eliminate excess moisture and spatter during treatment. 

If you have questions about our safety procedures regarding COVID-19, please call our dental office. Our team is on standby to answer any of your questions or address your concerns. 

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