New Patient Information – Dallas, TX

The Care You Need is Waiting

Many people have questions when it comes to scheduling an appointment with a dental specialist, with the first one being, “Do I need a referral from my dentist?” Thankfully, you do NOT. If you think you need high-level gum disease therapy or want to get dental implants, you can schedule an appointment at Central Perio yourself. To help you feel prepared for your first visit, you’ll find everything you need to know below.

New patients checking in at periodontal office reception desk

Your First Visit

Your initial visit will mainly involve Dr. Tunnell having a conversation with you about what you hope to accomplish by visiting him, and then he’ll give you a very detailed exam. He’ll use both of these to come up with a proposed treatment plan, and you’ll leave this appointment with all the information you need. You’ll also have time to ask questions and discuss pricing/financing.

New Patient Forms

To help us check you in faster, please take a moment to download and complete our patient forms ahead of your visit. This way, we can make your already short wait even shorter. We value your time, and this is just one of the many ways we help you save it!

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Dental Insurance

The team at Central Perio works tirelessly to provide periodontal and dental implant care of the highest possible quality with the primary intention of treating our patients as we would like to be treated ourselves. In light of the practice culture we work to establish built on respect, integrity, honesty, empathy, competence and professionalism, we have established the following financial policy to be as up front as possible in regards to the fees in our practice:

As we believe dental insurance companies often infringe on the relationship between doctor and patient, we have elected to be an out of network provider for all insurance plans in order to maintain the culture that our practice has worked so hard to establish. However, we recognize that many patients with dental insurance would like to utilize their benefits. Therefore, as a courtesy, we will file insurance claims electronically for those patients with dental coverage. Alternatively, we can provide patients with a receipt of services, referred to as a “superbill”, that includes information patients need to file for reimbursement with their insurance provider themselves.

Financing Available

With us, you can get the treatment you need and not have to pay for everything at once. CareCredit makes it easy to stretch out and break up your out-of-pocket costs into budget-friendly installments, often with little to no interest. Just follow the link below to look at their many plans and sign up for one today. The approval process only takes a few seconds!

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Patient Portal

Our secure and easy-to-use patient portal makes it quick and convenient to manage your care at Central Perio. With it, you can contact our periodontal office, schedule an appointment, check your balance, and even make a payment with just a few clicks. Setting it up is simple, and you can do so right now by clicking the link below.

Access Patient Portal

Online Payments

To make an online payment to Central Perio, please log into your patient portal. We accept all major credit and debit cards as well as those issued by HSAs. For questions, please contact our office.

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