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Financial Info

Fees & Insurance

Our fees are based on the amount of time necessary to complete a procedure, the degree of complexity, as well as the difficulty of treatment. Therefore, we do not have a published fee schedule for the services we provide.

However, we can give you an estimate on your request after we make the diagnosis and propose a treatment plan. Please bear in mind that the original plan may change as treatment proceeds, but we will certainly explain to you why changes are necessary and inform you about the adjusted fees.

We expect payment as service is rendered. Payment can be made in the form of cash, Visa, Master, EPS, CUP, American Express, and Apple Pay. 

We are also glad to complete any claim forms so you may be reimbursed directly by your insurance company if you have dental insurance coverage.

We encourage you to contact our dental office with any questions regarding the necessity or cost of your dental care. Our helpful team is available to answer your questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Uncovering the truth behind the mask 

The recent global outbreak of novel Coronavirus has seen a new trend emerge - in cities like Hong Kong, it is a rarity to see someone walking in public without wearing a mask. The masks come in a multitude of colors and styles, but which one offers the best protection against this new virus? More specifically, should you be hunting down a surgical mask, or an N95 type of mask?

Surgical masks are designed for various medical procedures, and as such are subject to grading by the American Society for Testing and Materials (“ASTM”). The ASTM has categorized masks into various levels, depending on the mask’s ability to resist fluids, filter particles, withstand pressure and flames. For the casual mask-wearer who does not intend to engage in activities that produce large amounts of fluid or aerosol spray, the most critical parameter to pay attention to here is the Particulate Filtration Efficiency (“PFE”) at 0.1 micron. ASTM Level 3 and Level 2 masks reach a >98% efficiency, while ASTM Level 1 masks reach a >95% efficiency. This is a relevant benchmark for our current outbreak since coronaviruses are typically around 0.1 micron in size.

On the other hand, N95 masks were originally designed for the construction industry, but have since branched out into the medical field as well. According to 3M’s own press kit, the N95 respirators specifically designed for healthcare uses have a PFE of >95% at 0.3 micron. Just looking at these numbers, doesn’t this mean the N95 is in fact less effective at preventing you from getting the coronavirus? Before we jump to conclusions, it is important to consider one big factor in mask wearing that we have not yet addressed, and that is “user error”.

For a surgical mask to function at its peak performance, it needs to be worn correctly, well-fitted to the face, and not allowing air to seep through the gaps typically formed around the nose, the cheeks, and the chin. In contrast, N95 respirators are designed to fit snugly around the face, and as long as you don’t sport a beard or have an inordinately small face, these tend to leave very limited gaps.

At the end of the day, if you’re planning to be out in public in an enclosed area coming into close contact with people, it’s probably wise to wear some kind of protection over your nose and mouth. If nothing else, it at least stops us from accidentally touching our faces with our dirty hands! But if you’re trying to figure out what kind of mask to buy, hopefully now you have a little more insight on the sheath you’re putting on your face!

References: astm-f2100-11-rated-procedure-masks.aspx

We provide a variety of diagnostic dental imaging in our Hong Kong CBD dental office, including 3-D CBCT imagining.

3-D CBCT – When planning dental implants, orthodontics, or surgical procedures, a 3-D view of the teeth, bone, and surrounding sinuses and other biological landmarks is a valuable part of the planning process.

Other types of dental imaging:

Digital x-rays – Rather than using traditional film x-rays, we have opted to use digital sensors and x-rays. The image appears instantly on the treatment room monitors for our dentists to use for diagnosis.

Panoramic x-rays – A panoramic x-ray moves around the head to capture a comprehensive view of the teeth, bone, and jaw joints. Panoramic x-rays are often used for evaluating wisdom teeth and evaluating bone. They can also assist in the identification of cysts, tumors, and locating sinus cavities while planning for dental implants.

Intraoral camera – If you have ever tried to look inside to see your own teeth, you probably realized how challenging it can be to see a detailed view. We use intraoral cameras as a teaching tool to show patients what our dentists see when they look in your mouth. Intraoral cameras can also provide detailed images to monitor changes in oral health.

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