Q: What insurance do you take?

A: We participate in the Tricare dental program by United Concordia. Also, we are more than happy to assist you with the insurance claims process. We do not take Japanese National Health Insurance at our office to uphold the American standard and quality care for our patients. If you have any questions regarding your insurance benefits, please don’t hesitate to contact our office to review your concerns.

Q: Payments we accept

A: Our treatment fees are based on the quality of the materials we use, our unique and diverse educational background including the U.S. and Japan, and our experience in performing the treatment you need.

To facilitate our goals, we have developed the following financial options:

  • Major credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard are accepted in our office.
  • Cash

Q: Infection Control

A: Our office is inspected annually by a U.S. Navy Dental Officer to ensure the quality of dentistry in a modern, safe, and clean environment to meet the criteria to participate in United Concordia. We believe infection controls and universal precautions protect you and staff as well. We sterilize all reusable equipment, including dental hand pieces. We use an autoclave, a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat and pressure. Our services include cleaning, teeth whitening, fillings, crowns, veneers, dental implants, root canal, tooth extraction, precision dentures, cosmetic dentistry, and orthodontics treatment following the standard of care of the United States.

Q: Does Dr. Suzuki take x-rays?

A: X-rays help us see problems in the early stages of development; this helps us treat problems before they become more serious. X-rays are very essential to provide quality care. If we catch tooth decay early, we may be able to treat it without complex procedures, such as crown and root canal therapy. If the decay is not detected soon enough, you may not know you have a problem until it is causing you some pain or discomfort, which may necessitate root canal thrapy or extraction.

X-rays reveal:

  • cavities between teeth, under the gums and around old fillings
  • bone loss due to periodontal disease
  • problems below the gums, such as long or crooked tooth roots
  • location of the nerves