The staff at Thomas J Stern DMD PC is committed to providing excellent dental care in a comfortable environment where patients can relax and feel at ease. Here you will find information on what to expect during your first appointment along with links to patient forms and paperwork.
We are happy to hear from you, answer your questions, and schedule an appointment. Call Thomas J Stern DMD PC at 215-383-3104 or stop by our office.
833 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Our practice accepts most all dental insurance plans and we also are contractual participating providers with Delta Dental, Cigna and United Concordia/Independence Blue Cross. We do not accept or participate in Medicaid or any Dental HMO or DMO.
Accepting insurance means that if you have, for example, Aetna, MetLife, Assurant or another dental Insurance carrier, we will verify your eligibility and bill the carrier for you. Any remaining balance will be your financial responsibility. This payment portion is referred to as a co-payment.
NOTE: For patients with Delta Dental, Cigna or United Concordia / Independence Blue Cross, there is a different procedure. We will verify eligibility and bill insurance for you exactly like we do for all insurance plans. However, because we are contractual participants with those two companies, you will only be financially responsible for the copayment that has been agreed to by these companies and by us. This is almost always less that the copayment for companies with which we do not share a contractual arrangement.
Affordability is a critical aspect of our practice. We make every effort to find ways to help patients meet their budgetary limits while receiving the best care within those limits. We use strategies including treatment staging and third-party financing. (Springstone Financial)
Our financial policy is that all payments for procedures and all copayments are due and payable at the beginning of each procedure, unless previous financial arrangements have been made with Thomas J. Stern DMD PC.
The following documents are available for your reference:Our Philosophy on Periodontal Disease
It is easy to make an appointment for your initial examination and dental treatments with Thomas J Stern DMD PC. Simply call 215-383-3104 and one of our friendly team members will be happy to assist you. If you schedule an appointment and something comes up, please call and cancel 24 hours in advance so that we can accommodate other patient requests.
Walk into our lobby where you will be greeted by our friendly staff. We will provide you with new patient paperwork that includes a health questionnaire, request for your insurance information and contact information. We will also provide you with information to familiarize you with our office and how we handle things like patient privacy.
Your initial dental exam will take around one hour. The expert staff at Thomas J Stern DMD PC will ask you questions, get to know your oral hygiene routine, and listen to your health concerns. We believe in educating patients and empowering them to make good choices to improve their oral health. We will demonstrate how to properly care for your teeth and make additional suggestions as needed. Our dental hygienist will clean your teeth then Dr. Stern will complete your examination and make recommendations for proposed dental treatments.
We work to ensure our patients feel comfortable, and that includes minimizing their pain as much as possible. If you are undergoing a dental procedure, Dr. Stern will meet with you to discuss your pain tolerance and create a plan for pain management. Working together, we will treat your dental health problems in a way that minimizes pain and enables you to get back to your life faster.
We accept a variety of insurance providers and endeavor to accommodate our patients' request. Please call our office at 215-383-3104 to see if we are currently working with your insurance provider.
Our pricing structure is designed to ensure that patients are able to receive the high quality dental care they deserve. If your dental insurance will not cover all of your dental treatments, we will work with you to identify a payment solution. We are health care professionals first and will work with you to make sure you receive the treatment you need.
Thomas J Stern DMD PC provides high quality dental care to families throughout the Philadelphia area. We understand that every dental patient has different financial needs. We will work with you to find a solution that enables you to get the dental care you need, with or without insurance. Call our office to ask about our different payment options that may include cash, check, financing, and credit cards. We provide budget friendly dental care so call today and learn how Thomas J Stern DMD PC is the solution to all of your oral health needs.