Local dentist offers low-cost exams to the uninsured - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Topstory

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Local dentist offers low-cost exams to the uninsured

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, March 5, 2010 12:00 am

For some Ahwatukee Foothills residents decent insurance coverage and health benefits may be a luxury of the past, but local dentist office Mountainside Family Dental is offering an exam, X-rays and cleaning to new patients without insurance for only $25.

“We believe that dentistry and its costs should be painless,” said Dr. Eric Kerbs, DDS, who practices at Mountainside Family Dental. “People are calling and asking what the catch is to this offer, but there isn’t one.”

According to Kerbs the $25 price on exams is actually slightly below what it costs the practice to complete the exam, but he views the offer as a form of community service.

When people delay dental cleanings because of the price tag they run the risk of making manageable dental issues worse.

“We promote prevention because we can catch small decay and give the patient a chance to reverse it with flossing and fluoride cleaning,” Kerbs said. “If decay is allowed to grow a dentist will have to fill it.”

Mountainside Family Dental is currently fielding about five to 10 calls each day about the $25 exams.

“People are really happy about the offer, especially when they find out its true and there aren’t any catches,” office manager Deborah Claudio said. “We’ve been getting patients in the same day they call or within two days.”

Mountainside Dental will be hosting a grand re-opening on March 24 from 3 to 7 p.m. Potential patients are welcome to stop by for special discounts or to set up an appointment for a $25 teeth cleaning.

“We’re trying to attract new patients to an old practice in Ahwatukee,” Kerbs said.

For more information on Mountainside Family Dental, visit www.affordabledentalaz.com or call (480) 295-7206.

More about

More about

More about

  • Discuss

Pinal County Sheriff's Office

Pinal County Sheriff's Office is on Facebook.To connect with Pinal County Sheriff's Office, sign up for Facebook today.Sign UpLog In@PinalCoun…

Published: June 29, 2016 - 7:47 pm @ https://www.facebook.com/PinalCountySO/posts/10560…

The Chicken Scoop: an eatery completely focused on chicken salad to open in Scottsdale

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - When it comes to chicken salad, how much of a fan are you? If you answered, “super fan,” than you’ll be quite interested in a…

Published: June 29, 2016 - 7:06 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-northeast-valley/…

Union Conducts Nationwide Anti-VHA Privatization Protests

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the largest labor union representing federal and District of Columbia government worke…

Published: June 29, 2016 - 6:36 pm @ http://prospect.org/blog/tapped/union-conducts-nat…

BREAKING: Guns Used in Paris Terrorist Attacks May Have Come from Phoenix, Arizona

Sources are reporting that the firearms used in the November terrorist attacks in Paris have been traced to an American gun owner in Phoenix, …

Published: June 29, 2016 - 6:37 pm @ http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2016/06/foghorn/b…

Couple on honeymoon narrowly survives Istanbul airport attack

Warning: Graphic images One minute they were winding down from their honeymoon and getting ready to board a plane back to the Big Apple — and …

Published: June 29, 2016 - 6:37 pm @ http://nypost.com/2016/06/29/couple-on-honeymoon-n…

Phoenix considers closing hiking trails due to extreme heat

PHOENIX (AP) — Extreme heat would close Phoenix hiking trails under a city proposal that follows a string of deaths. The City of Parks and Rec…

Published: June 29, 2016 - 6:16 pm @ http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/1674…

ADEQ extends high pollution advisory through Thursday, June 30

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has issued an ozone High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for Maricopa County for Wednesday and…

Published: June 29, 2016 - 5:36 pm @ https://ein.az.gov/emergency-information/emergency…

Arizona State Hires Matt Hill to Lead Reinstated Men’s Tennis Program

TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona State University has named three-time American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year Matt Hill to lead the reinstated m…

Published: June 29, 2016 - 5:13 pm @ http://www.thesundevils.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLI…

GOP senator: Trump could lose Arizona

Ballot Box feed By Rebecca Savransky Sen. Jeff FlakeJeff FlakeGOP senator: Trump could lose Arizona McConnell quashes Senate effort on guns Bi…

Published: June 29, 2016 - 4:45 pm @ http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-r…

Why Did My Period-Tracking App Send Me an Anti-Brexit Email?

Five days after Britain voted to leave the European Union, I received a message from Clue, a menstrual health app, with the subject line “Bett…

Published: June 29, 2016 - 4:35 pm @ http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2016/06/29…

Facebook

ahwatukee.com on Facebook

Twitter

ahwatukee.com on Twitter

RSS

Subscribe to ahwatukee.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px

Most Popular

Online poll

Loading…