DO YOU OFFER FINANCING?
Yes, we offer financing through CareCredit. Click the link below to apply now. Please note we only participate in the 6-month and 12-month no interest options.
WILL IT HURT?
We will be as gentle as possible. The periodontal exam can be completed with little or no discomfort.
DO I NEED RADIOGRAPHS?
We will need current periodontal radiographs in order to see disease not otherwise visible. If your referring dentist has taken radiographs, you may request that they
WHAT WILL IT COST?
Since all patients are different, your periodontist must complete your examination before establishing your treatment planning and the fee for care. The fee for periodontal treatment can vary considerably depending on the type of problems and the complexity and length of treatment. An approximate fee can sometimes be determined at the initial visit; but on occasion, some initial treatment or further diagnostics must be completed before the final treatment planning can be established. Our philosophy of practice is to treat as conservatively as possible to attain treatment goals.
WILL MY INSURANCE COVER THE COST?
Dental insurance policies often cover periodontal treatment. Please bring all medical and dental benefit information and cards to your examination appointment. Upon request, we will submit a claim to predetermine your insurance benefits; however, this is not required by most plans.
WILL I NEED SURGERY?
Not everyone needs periodontal surgery. If treated early, gum disease can be controlled without surgery. We will make recommendations based on your individual situation. Our philosophy of practice is to treat as conservatively as possible to attain treatment goals.
WHEN WILL I GO BACK TO MY GENERAL DENTIST?
Our office and your dentist will work closely together. If crowns and fillings are needed your dentist will provide them. Regular visits to your dentist are an important part of periodontal maintenance.
CAN MY TEETH BE SAVED?
The recent advances in periodontal treatment allow us to successfully treat most teeth.
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE GUM TREATMENT?
Periodontal disease is a progressive, painless infection. Delay can cause you further bone loss and more expense. If your teeth are lost, dentures are never as effective as your own natural teeth.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
Our doctor and staff are proud to be a team whose primary mission is to deliver the finest and most comprehensive periodontal services available today. We are concerned about your dental care and want to ensure you that it is performed in the most responsible manner. In order to assist you with the investment in your dental health, we will outline your payment options at your treatment conference appointment when we discuss your treatment recommendations.
As a courtesy to you, we will bill your insurance company and track claims. Please keep us informed of any changes to your insurance plan. You are responsible for knowing your insurance benefits and for the fees charged by our office, no matter what your insurance coverage may be. Most insurance companies should respond to the claim within four to six weeks. Any remaining cost is your responsibility.
Upon request, we will submit a claim to predetermine your insurance benefits; however, this is not required by most plans.
We make every effort to provide you with the finest surgical care and the most convenient financial options. Our biggest priority is to get you healthy. To accomplish this, we work hand-in-hand with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures. We are insurance friendly but not contracted with any insurance companies, however, we do bill and work with most of them as an “Out of Network” Provider.
If you have any problems or questions, please ask our staff. They are well informed and here to assist you. Please call if you have any questions or concerns regarding your initial visit. Please bring your dental insurance information to your first office visit so that we can expedite reimbursement.
ABOUT DR. JOHN FERRIN, DMD, MS
WHO WE ARE
Dr. Ferrin brings a wealth of cutting-edge periodontal training with him to Southern Oregon. Born in the mountains of Northern Utah and raised in Mississippi. Dr. Ferrin joined the U.S Army National Guard at the age of 17 and served for 14 years. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Biology with an emphasis in Physiology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and went on to earn his DMD at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine. While attending dental school, he started a nationally recognized dental clinic to provide free dental care to Veterans in need. The clinic was named Sgt. Clint Ferrin Dental Clinic after his brother, who neglected his oral health due to several deployments. Sgt. Ferrin was later killed in action in Iraq in 2004. For his work in the clinic, Dr. Ferrin was awarded the ADA Foundation Award for student leadership.
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Hours of Operation
MON: 7:00am - 3:00pm
TUES: 9:00am - 3:00pm
WED: 7:00am - 3:00pm
THURS: 7:00am - 3:00pm
John D. Ferrin, DMD, MS
2930 E Barnett Rd, Medford,
OR 97504, USA