Messinger Eric P DDS PS - Riverside Dental2016 NE 3rd Ave, Camas, WA 98607
My Commitment I am committed to providing dentistry for the whole family-kids, parents, and grandparents alike. I count it a real privilege to provide your children with dental care because good habits start young and I have found with patience, gentleness, and techniques to distract their attention from the dental work (movies), allows us to work on almost all children. I also practice cosmetic dentistry and offer the most modern and state of the art services to bring out your best smile. The Process for a Beautiful Smile At the first appointment it is important to communicate your desires, for example: whiter teeth, less space between teeth, longer teeth, basic dentistry or full mouth reconstruction. A treatment plan will be developed based on your needs, desires, interest, and budget. This first appointment is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Again, my commitment is to provide dental excellence from the smallest filling to the most complex case in a caring, gentle, non-pressured atmosphere. Appointments To schedule an appointment, please telephone our receptionist. We view an appointment as your commitment to a specific period of time reserved for your treatment. Except in cases of an emergency, you can expect us to be on time. If you are calling with an emergency during normal business hours, we will do our utmost to accommodate your needs as quickly as possible. Cancellations If you are unable to keep an appointment, we ask that you kindly provide us with at least 24 hours notice (more if possible). We ask for this advance notice so that we can offer this appointment to another patient. A fee may be charged if a patient does not show up for an appointment without sufficient notice. Financial We will be more than happy to submit all insurance forms for you and help you recover the most from your benefits. We expect that the estimated patient portion be paid at the time of service. Our receptionist can help you estimate your insurance coverage for your specific treatment. We will do everything we can to help you afford the treatment you need and want. We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover, cash or check. Should financial arrangements become necessary we are very pleased to offer outside patient financing with interest free options through Citi Health Card, CapitalOne, or CareCredit. Call our office or visit the websites: www.healthcard.citicards.com, capitalonehealthcarefinance.com, www.carecredit.com. We are a Delta Dental provider. www.deltadentalwa.com Growing Up, Education and Family I grew up in Northern California and received my Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of California Davis in 1976. I was fortunate to attend Multnomah School of the Bible's one year graduate program in 1977. It was this exposure to the Pacific Northwest that brought me back four years later, in 1981, after graduating from the University of California San Francisco Dental School. Just after graduating from dental school, my wife Joanne and I were married and moved to Camas. I have come to love the Northwest, except for the rain in June, July, and August. I enjoy being part of this small community. For my two children, a son and a daughter, it has provided a great place to grow up. We seek to follow the Lord daily and attend Camas Assembly of God. My other pastimes include woodworking, trap shooting, and in 2008, bowling weekly with our daughter. Why Dentistry I knew I wanted to be a dentist since I was 14 years old. I have had braces twice and more dental work than most of my patients have ever had. I have found this helps me to relate to their fears and concerns and allows me to encourage them with the promise of a better, healthier smile.