great smiles from Steve Fishbaine, DDS
FAQ
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How can I replace a missing tooth?
questionThere are numerous ways to replace a missing tooth or several missing teeth. They range from a simple removable appliance to extensive "permanent" options involving crowns, bridges or implants. A comprehensive exam including x-rays of all of the teeth will allow Dr. Fishbaine to assess your needs and review the options.
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How often do I need to have dental cleanings and exams?
questionThis question has often been debated and revisited in dental literature. For most people, professional cleanings twice a year seems to be optimal. Dental examinations are done at the same time to insure satisfactory tooth and gum health. More frequent scaling (cleanings) may need to be performed for patients who experience gum disease. For other patients, once a year may be adequate, especially if they have extraordinary oral health!
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How often do I need dental x-rays?
questionWe generally recommend that our adult patients have a full mouth series of dental x-rays or a panorex taken once every 5 years. In between those times, routine check-up films (bitewings) are taken for most of our patients. All of our x-rays are digital. This allows us to capture crisp, clear images at significantly reduced exposure times as compared to x-ray film.
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Do you accept my dental insurance?
question Payment is required at the time of treatment. However, as a value added service, we electronically file all insurance claims and follow up with them as necessary. This results in timely reimbursements for our patients. For certain insurance companies, we allow assignment of benefits, and the patient's payment of their portion is expected at the time of service.
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Do you offer payment plans?
question We accept personal checks, cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and debit cards.

CareCredit for dental procedures
We are also pleased to offer our patients the CareCredit® card, North America's leading patient payment program. CareCredit lets you begin your treatment immediately — then pay for it over time with low monthly payments that fit easily into your monthly budget. Now you don't have to save up for years to finally get the smile you've always wanted.

Like a credit card, but better
CareCredit works like a credit card, but is exclusive for healthcare services. CareCredit offers low monthly payment plans for healthcare procedures not commonly covered by insurance, including dental treatment. Plus, you can use your CareCredit card over and over for follow-up appointments. Learn more by visiting CareCredit.com or contacting our office. Ready to apply? Apply online for your CareCredit card today.
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What are the doctors' credentials and how long have you been in practice?
questionDr. Fishbaine received his BS in Biology from Bucknell University in 1979. He attended Temple University Dental School in Philadelphia where he graduated in the top 5th of his class in 1983 with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. A general practice residency in dentistry followed at the Allentown and Lehigh Valley Hospitals. Dr. Fishbaine began practicing in State College in the summer of 1984 where he happily resides with his wife, Penni, and his children, Joshua and Arielle. In 1993, Dr. Fishbaine received a Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry and became a member of the Seattle Dental Society's Study Club in State College in 2011.