ARE YOU ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS?
Yes. Both Dr. Leighton and Dr. Pereira are accepting new patients. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (603) 673-7950.
WHEN SHOULD CHILDREN HAVE THEIR FIRST VISIT WITH A DENTIST?
Children should have their first visit with the dentist after the age of one (1). By this time, children may have their first teeth erupting. Our dentist will evaluate their new teeth and discuss with you how to properly care for those teeth. By age three (3), most children are ready to come in for regular cleaning and checkup appointments. We will help advise you on what is best for your child.
DOES YOUR OFFICE TAKE INSURANCE?
Yes, we accept all dental insurance, even though we do not participate with any dental insurance network.
Our treatment coordinators are well versed in dealing with dental insurance. If you have dental insurance, rest assured we are doing a lot to make sure that you are getting the most from your insurance possible. In addition to submitting your claims to your insurance, we also spend a lot of time gathering information about your policy, including maximums, deductibles and plan limitations. We use this information to help keep you informed about your estimated costs for treatment.
Please remember that no insurance plan is meant to cover all dental expenses. You are responsible for any charges not paid by your policy. Because of this, we encourage you to stay abreast of your insurance coverage and sign up for access to your account through the internet; many insurance carriers list their website on their ID cards. Our treatment coordinators are glad to discuss any questions you have about your dental plan. If you are exploring buying insurance, please download our informative and helpful brochure by clicking here.
WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE INSURANCE?
Whether or not you have dental insurance, we do our best to provide our patients with flexible payment options in order to pay for the quality dental treatment they deserve.
WHAT PAYMENT OPTIONS DO YOU OFFER?
Payment for services is due on the day they are provided. Payments by Cash and Check are welcomed. We also accept most credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
For services that take multiple visits, we offer the flexibility of paying your portion in two (2) or three (3) monthly payments. Please understand that the first installment is due the day treatment begins.
DO YOU ACCEPT CARE CREDIT?
Yes, we accept Care Credit.
If you are interested in additional payment options, Care Credit might be for you. Care Credit provides flexibility and convenience when paying for a wide range of expenses that typically aren’t covered by insurance. Promotional financing options, even 0% interest, are available for purchases over $200. Learn more about Care Credit by clicking here.
DO YOU OFFER ANY DISCOUNTS?
For times when your financial obligation exceeds $1,000, we offer a discount for paying in full. If you pay your portion in full with a Credit or Debit Card, you will receive a 3% discount. The discount increases to 5% if you pay by Check or Cash. In order to receive this discount, payment must be made the day treatment is initiated.
WHERE CAN I FIND YOUR REGISTRATION FORMS?
DO YOU HAVE ANY SORT OF REFERRAL PROGRAM?
The highest compliment our patients can give is the referral of their family and friends. We gladly acknowledge this compliment by offering a reward, in the form of a gift certificate, to any current patient who refers a person or family to our practice.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE A DENTAL EMERGENCY?
Contact our office as soon as possible if:
- You are having severe pain.
- You are having swelling.
- You have experienced trauma that affects your teeth.
If the emergency is after hours, instructions on how to contact our on-call dentist are on our answering machine.
WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT SENSITIVE TEETH?
Sensitivity can be caused by many different factors. Any concerns that you have should be discussed with your dentist. There could be undiagnosed issues, such as cavities, contributing to your sensitivity. Once any such issues are treated, many times using a sensitivity toothpaste can help resolve any remaining problems.
DOES WHITENING TOOTHPASTE WORK?
Whitening toothpastes work well at removing surface stains, which will leave your teeth looking somewhat whiter, especially if you drink beverages such as red wine, tea or coffee.
DOES YOUR OFFICE DO WHITENING?
Yes, we can fabricate custom whitening trays. Once made, we will ensure they fit properly and will review the whitening instructions with you. You will receive enough whitening material for approximately 18 applications, and most people obtain satisfactory results within the first 6-8 applications.
Patient privacy is of the utmost importance to our staff, and it is a responsibility we take very seriously. We follow the standards set forth by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Each of our patients is asked to review the HIPAA information at their first appointment and sign a form acknowledging understanding of this policy (we will ask parents/guardians to sign this form for patients under age 18).
Supporting Our Community
We believe in supporting local programs and charities in our community.
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Amherst Fire Dept.
Amherst Fourth of July Celebration
Amherst Garden Club
Amherst Holiday Tree Lighting Festival
Amherst Junior Woman’s Club
Amherst Lion’s Club
Amherst PTA Annual Play
Amherst Police Dept.
Amherst Recreation Dept.
Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Souhegan Valley
Bridges for Peace
CBM Cares Luau
Crotched Mountain Foundation
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Friend’s of the Amherst Town Library
Greater Nashua Dental Connection
Home & Hospice of Milford, NH
Community Hospice House Merrimack, NH
Kim J. Cates Memorial Scholarship Fund
Kitty Angels Annual Craft Fair
Holiday Toy Store (annually since 1987)
Gateways Community Service
High Mowing School
Hollis Elementary PTA Auction
Honor Flight New England
Milford Crop Walk
Milford High School Robotics Team
Milford Rotary Club
Milford Wadleigh Memorial Library
New Hampshire Food Bank
Pan Mass Challenge (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)
Post 74 Legion Baseball (Brookline, NH)
Share Food Bank
Souhegan High School First Robotics Team
Souhegan High School Hope for Gus Fun Run
Souhegan High School Project Graduation
Souhegan PTA Annual Play
Souhegan Scholarship Foundation
Special Olympics of New Hampshire
Susan B. Koman Walk to cure Breast Cancer
Trinity High School Annual Golf Tournament
Wilton Destination Imagination
Wilton Lyndeborough High School
Wounded Warrior Project