Existing Wolken Family Dental patients experiencing a dental emergency, please contact our office at (314) 727.6676. Our team members are available to answer your questions and provide instructions for receiving emergency treatment. For your safety and the safety of health care providers, please do not visit an urgent care clinic or an emergency room for your dental care needs.
We are pleased to announce the offering of teledentistry virtual consultations. Most insurers will cover your care by teledentistry consult with the same benefits as office visits. Our out of pocket rate for these appointments is $125 and Private Dental Plan Patients receive 15% off at $106.25 per session.
YES. Teledentistry reduces exposure and unnecessary travel; insurance companies have expanded coverage for teledentistry visits. For most insurance companies, visits will be covered for the same cost any visit in the office would have previously cost you.
Physical exams through teledentistry reflect what we can see versus what we can feel and see. Telemedicine allows for greater flexibility in scheduling, the elimination of travel time and connection despite important social distancing measures.
We are using the online platform Zoom. This is a private, secure, HIPAA compliant form of video conference and the experience is similar to Facetime. Zoom can be accessed via the web on any computer or via the Zoom app on any phone or tablet.
If physical exams are indicated after your telemedicine visit, we will let you know that we’d like to see you in the office for exams. If you have any questions about the information above, please feel free to call our office. Stay healthy!