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Because we know sometimes going to the dentist can be intimidating, we offer solutions so that you can have a relaxed, anxiety-free experience.
If you are fearful to get any dental treatment or just want a lot done during one appointment and are concerned about fatigue, Dr. Loftin is licensed to offer our patients Oral Conscious Sedation. What this means is that Dr. Loftin prescribes one pill (also known as a ‘happy pill’) for the evening before your appointment (to be taken after dinner & right before bed) and another to take an hour before your appointment. Please do not eat anything in the morning as you take this second pill as the medicine may not work as well, or last as long. These pills are meant to help relieve your anxiety and mildly sedate you as well.
You are asked to arrange to have someone drive you to and from our office as you will not be in any state to drive yourself. Even if you are close enough to walk, it’s best to have someone escort you as you can become easily disoriented and may forget where you’re going.
Once your appointment begins, you are monitored 100% of the time. If you need more medication, Dr. Loftin will administer additional help to ensure you are comfortable. You will be able to take direction from him and his Assistant, but you will not remember much that happened afterward. This being said, all parts of the treatment you are going to go through is reviewed in detail prior to your appointment and you are sent home with further instructions, if needed. Dr. Loftin will give you a call the next day and see how you’re feeling.
Our friendly admin team is available during business hours to schedule your appointment! If you call after hours, leave a message and we’ll return your call the next business day!
For your convenience, our new patient registration forms can be filled out prior to your arrival.
Please note that filling out the on-line forms DOES NOT automatically schedule you for a new patient exam. Please call us at 925-672-7997 to schedule your appointment.
You can access both here: NEW PATIENT FORMS. Make sure to fill out both forms: (1) New Patient Registration and (2) Medical History. You will not be automatically redirected to the second form, so please click on it to complete. We’ve also provided our privacy practices for your review here: HIPPA FORM.
After this initial registration, we will ask you for formal updates every 2 years.
If you haven’t already done so, please call 925-672-7997 to schedule an appointment at a time that works for you.
We do accept most PPO dental plans and are considered in network for Delta Dental. If you don’t currently have insurance coverage, we offer options:
*If you are 62 years or older, we offer a 10 percent courtesy off all our treatments.
*We have our own in-house dental plan, The Club! Details here.
*Pay using CareCredit here.
We do not accept MediCal, Medicare or HMO plans.