At DiBartola Dental, we combine advanced services and technology with safe sedation options to deliver the most relaxing and positive experience for our patients. Our dentists, Dr. Wayne DiBartola and Dr. Tyler Porco are known for their care of both your comfort and time, making us the first choice for people anxious — or even fearful — of going to the dentist.
We believe everyone deserves to have access to high-quality dental care and procedures. That’s why Pittsburgh dentist Wayne DiBartola, DMD is committed to making dental care more accessible and more affordable for everyone.
With more major dental insurance plans accepted, along with a variety of financing options, at DiBartola Dental we strive to get each patient the dental care they need.
Below are just some of the dental insurance plans we accept.If you do not see your insurance plan listed, give us a call at the office. In cases where we do not participate with a particular insurance carrier, we do have several alternative payment options for our patients to help them get the dental care they need.
No Insurance? No Problem. We’ve got you covered.
Your much needed dental work as well as your elegant smile is well within reach. To make paying for your dental services convenient and easy on your pocketbook, we offer several payment options:
DiBartola Dental is pleased to offer our patients the CareCredit® card. The CareCredit card is just as easy to use as a regular credit card, but it’s designed specifically for your health and beauty needs. Best of all, CareCredit offers convenient payment plans and no hidden costs.
We accept most major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
Yes, we still accept payment by either cash or check.
A discount of 10% is given to patients that pay up front for their services with cash or check.
If you are 62 years old or older, we offer a 10% discount, regardless of how you pay.
Having low prices, a location that’s close to home or immediate availability IS NOT the first thing you should look for in a dental office. Your first step should always be verifying that the dentist and staff is properly trained and capable of providing superior preventative dental care and treating advanced conditions of disease and decay.
Here are some important qualities to look for:
It’s important to inquire about the dentist’s clinical experience and training with any of the procedures you may require.
Ask if the office has amenities to make your treatment more comfortable, such as nitrous oxide, or other advanced technology.
Know if the office accepts your dental insurance, and how much your out of pocket expense may be.
Check for the office reviews. Also, ask for a list of local dentists who are members of professional associations such as the ADA or a local dental society. You can also check online reviews of other patients of the office.
When you have a list of prospective dentists, call or visit before making an appointment. Ask if he or she is a member of organized dentistry (such as the ADA) and find out which dental procedures are completed in-office and which are referred out. Also, how far in advance you need to schedule regular checkups or cleanings.
During your initial visit, check the office to make sure it’s clean, neat and orderly. How courteous are staff members? Do they handle your private medical and dental history with care? How child friendly is the office? Can you expect prompt attention from a front office receptionist that treats you with respect?
– Does the entire team, including the dentist, demonstrate good communication skills?
– Would you feel comfortable asking this dentist questions?
– Would you trust his or her recommendations or referrals?
– Does this office have Digital radiography to decrease un-necessary exposure to radiation?
– Do they have the latest technologies, such as laser to detect cavities, digital radiography, intraoral cameras to show you existing conditions in your mouth?
– Do they guarantee reliable service and promote optimum health as opposed to being just another customer that comes and goes?
Your best defense is doing your homework to find a well-rounded, properly trained and licensed dental team that has your best interests in mind at all times. Ask questions and do your homework and you will find a match that’s right for you and your needs. Remember… you get what you pay for.
You wouldn’t jump out of an airplane relying on a discount parachute, right? If you plan on keeping your teeth, you shouldn’t trust your dental health and smile to a dentist who’s only redeeming quality is a discount bargain deal!
Here are THREE REASONS why this can be disastrous:
Toothaches and pain can play a big part in making bad decisions; so, remember this should be a business deal not an emotional encounter. Don’t choose the first dentist with an available appointment. Do your research first.
You can avoid falling victim to high-pressure, fear inducing tactics by taking the following precautions:
Doesn’t it just make sense that as a valued patient every dentist should give you the courtesy and respect you deserve? Common courtesies are often overlooked through the initial selection process, but they’re at the top of the list for complaints.
Here are some do’s and don’ts for choosing a dentist that promotes a positive dental experience:
DON’T choose an office that:
DO choose a dental team that:
Too many people fall victim to low-ball prices and quick talking dental teams who exaggerate their experience and skill level. All too often, only a sliver of truth has been spoken. Never choose a dentist on their word alone. Make sure you ask for references. If no reference is made available to you, go online and search for comments and feedback from current and past patients.
This is critical to relieving worries about unnecessary treatments, inflated fees and quality of dental care. This little bit of extra time and effort can save you from a lot of hassle and heartache.
While you can easily verify that your dentist is licensed to practice in your state as a Doctor of Dental Surgery or Dental Medicine, what do you know about the rest of the team? Without a trained team of assistants and licensed hygienists, it’s patient beware.
Here are just a few common reasons why:
Ask your dentist about the dental team, about the training they have had and how long they have been with the dental office. Ask the staff how happy they are working for the dentist and with the other staff members.
Who is the most important member of your dental team? You are!
Even with the very best dental care, if you don’t do your part, the health of your teeth and gums is at risk. Although personal dental hygiene practices differ depending on the general condition of your mouth and gums, the following three steps are crucial.