Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions our patients
have when considering our services.
We attempt to work with the patient and most insurance companies.
Some Insurance companies are more customer friendly and easier to
deal with than others. Never the less, we make every attempt to assist
the patient in maximizing their benefits. If pre authorization is
required we will submit the necessary paper work on the patient’s
behalf. Insurances generally have rules that all involved must
adhere too. We participate with some groups called PPO's which
entitles the patient to a previously contracted fee. In summary,
we work with most insurance companies. Co-payment, deductibles
and maximum yearly benefits generally apply.
Generally with a DMO you must be treated by an insurance company assigned
dentist whereas with a PPO you may choose a dentist from a list who has
agreed to treat members of your group.
Generally yes. It depends on your insurance plan.
In order to keep administrative costs down, we do not bill patients for
balances due. Payment is due at the time services are performed.
We attempt to schedule new patients within two days of them seeking an
appointment. In addition we are open one Saturday per month to accommodate
those patients who are unable to schedule appointments on a weekday.
Insurance companies have rules covering preexisting conditions, benefit
frequencies, maximum benefits each year, etc. When in doubt it is best to
call your insurance company directly for answers.
Yes. We are located in Brooklyn, NY, close to the Borough Hall train station, and many MTA bus lines.
This courtesy is generally available to patients in the practice who have proven to be
financially responsible. To others we can recommend a lending institution that provides those services.
Not in the office. If your situation requires treatment in the operating room in a hospital,
we can arrange that. Generally most apprehensive patients can be sedated in the office using
Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas).
Yes we see patients who perceive their condition as an emergency the same day.
Generally not. Both dentists in the practice are highly trained with about 30 years of combined experience.
Both graduated from hospital based residencies and can treat 98% of patients.
Also, Drs. Strachan and Gajjar are consistently taking Continuing Education courses year round to stay
on the cutting edge of dentistry and provide the best possible care.
Independent studies have consistently found electric brushes clean better if used
according to the manufacturer's recommendations.
It is often difficult to make predictions about the urgency of having a recommended procedure performed.
If a procedure is recommended, then it should be completed as soon as possible.
General dentistry includes a number of different types of procedure, from tooth replacement
with dental implants, to full and partial dentures, to dental maintenance and checkups. Dr.
Strachan and Dr. Gajjar have the training and the experience to be your full-service dentist
for all your oral health needs.
In our practice, we like to incorporate all aspects of modern dentistry in each procedure we offer.
For example, many of our procedures for tooth repair incorporate both cosmetic dentistry and
neuromuscular dentistry principles, so that your fillings or porcelain crowns are as beautiful,
as structurally sound, and as long lasting as possible.
Yes. Dr. Strachan and his staff welcome children, and have the experience and training in the
latest pediatric dentistry practices and technologies. Just as importantly, we like children
and know how to work with them to alleviate their fears and to educate and prepare them for a
lifetime of excellent dental health.
We offer a complete and comprehensive dental evaluation for every new patient, so you can
learn more about what we can do for you. In addition to all our multidisciplinary treatments,
we offer snoring treatments, cancer screenings, and Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) treatments
that can cure chronic headaches and migraines.
If we haven't answered your question here, or if you're just ready to come see us, call our office now.
We'll schedule your comprehensive dental evaluation right away!