Where are you located and what are your hours?
We are located on 61st street a block west of Sheridan. Our address is 6130 East 61st, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74136. We are open Monday thru Wednesday from 8a.m. to 5p.m. Thursday we are open from 12p.m. to 7p.m. On Fridays, we are open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
What will happen in my first appointment?
In your first appointment, our staff will review all of the necessary chart information and discuss with you the reason for your visit. After all of your questions are answered by our staff, you will be escorted into the treatment room to meet Dr. Tricinella. All of the necessary X-Rays and pictures will be taken and the needed treatment will be discussed. Dr. Tricinella will answer all of your questions about possible treatment to ensure that you full understand all of the treatment options. Typically during the first appointment, you teeth will be cleaned in the process.
What happens if I have a toothache after hours?
An emergency number is provided on our answering machine to put you in contact with our emergency service. The possible treatment options to remove the pain will be discussed. If your toothache occurs during normal business hours, patient will be scheduled for same day appointments.
What does my insurance cover and what will be my out of pocket expenses?
All insurance companies are different in the payment for treatment. Our staff is very experienced in dealing with the insurance companies. Before and treatment is preformed, you will be given a treatment plan with all of the costs associated with your treatment. This will allows you to make decision based on all of the information in treatment. Give us a call today and we can discuss your options!
Do you accept referral patients?
Always! We appreciate referrals from all of our patients. If you are referred by someone, please let us know at the time of appointment. We have a rewards program for patients that refer us their friends and family.
What if I am scared to visit the dental office?
At South Tulsa Dental, we understand that coming to the dentist can make some patients very anxious. We provide a calm and relaxing environment to help patients with this anxiety. We offer several different options for helping patients relax. Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas as it is called, helps the majority of patients that are anxious coming to the dentist. We also offer Conscience Sedation which allows the patient to have all needed treatment preformed while they are asleep. Call our office today to discuss your options with our friendly staff.
What makes our office different from the Standard Dental Office?
Here at South Tulsa Dental, Dr. Tricinella and our staff aim to provide patients with the WOW experience. Our office is designed to provide patients with a comfortable and relaxing environment to take care of all of your dental needs. Dr. Tricinella has the latest technology to make treatment quick and easy for all patients. The technology that we use in our office includes digital x-rays and intraoral camera. These advancements will allow you to see your x-ray and pictures of your teeth on a large computer monitor, allowing you and the doctor to diagnose your needed treatment. We also offer CEREC technology. This machine allows us to take a picture of your teeth and fabricate a crown in a single appointment. With this machine, no messy impression material will be needed. Please look around at the many other technologies that we offer on our website, and give our office a call today.
Do I really need X-rays?
Dental X-rays are very necessary to fully identify cavities and other problems that cannot be seen by the naked eye. Such problems as decay under old fillings, bone loss, and gum disease are common problems that are identified with X-rays. In our office, the X-rays are done digitally allowing the patient to see the problems on a large screen. Using digital X-rays cuts down the radiation to 80% less than film based X-rays.
What insurance companies do you accept?
South Tulsa Dental is in network with all major dental insurance companies. Our staff can verify your insurance to make sure you are covered.