Welcome to Our Office
Thank you for choosing Dakota Regional Periodontics. We congratulate you on taking the first step toward better periodontal, oral, and systemic health. In our practice, your dental health is our first priority. This website is resource to prepare and help you better understand your course of treatment. Dr. Nehring and Dr. Terry are specialists in the field of periodontics with extensive training and experience in dental implantology. We specialize in both conservative and surgical treatment of gum disease as well as other gum procedures including cosmetics to aesthetically enhance your smile.
We strive to make your visits with us as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We strongly believe that patient comfort is of the highest priority in quality dental care.
Your right to choose a periodontist is an important freedom. We work closely with your dentist, but a referral by a dentist is not required to visit our office. We welcome direct referrals from patients and friends of the practice and consider it the highest compliment when you entrust your family and friends to our care.
We are extraordinarily proud of our staff, which is comprised of caring and dedicated professionals. They work diligently to ensure that all patient needs are met as efficiently, smoothly, and comfortably as possible.
We are here to listen to your questions and concerns provide solutions to improve both your dental and overall health. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if additional questions arise regarding your care.
Whether you have come to our office by recommendation of your general dentist or through family or friends, we welcome you as a patient and appreciate the opportunity to provide you with periodontal, implant or oral cosmetic surgery services. The following information is designed to answer questions you might have about our office.
All team members have been trained as professionals and take pride in their professional capabilities. If you have any questions at any time, please feel free to ask. We would like to be of as much help as possible.
Our office is open Monday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and Tuesday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Staff members are available during these hours to answer questions, make appointments, and take messages, etc.
Whether you have come to our office by recommendation of your general dentist or through family or friends, we welcome you as a patient and appreciate the opportunity to provide you with periodontal, implant or oral cosmetic surgery services. The following information is designed to answer questions you might have about our office. All team members have been trained as professionals and take pride in their professional capabilities. If you have any questions at any time, please feel free to ask. We would like to be of as much help as possible.
Patients are seen on an appointment basis. We make every effort to honor all time commitments and request that you extend the same courtesy to us.
If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately. We ask you to please give us at least twenty-four hours notice. This courtesy makes it possible to give your appointment time to another patient who is waiting to be seen in our office.
If you have any questions regarding your treatment, please feel free to call. Our office staff is qualified to answer most questions. If one of the doctors must be consulted, your call will be returned at their earliest convenience. If you are calling our office after hours you may leave a message. Calls will be returned during regular office hours. In case of a dental emergency, please contact our office. The office telephone number is (605) 348-2556.
We hope you share our belief that regular preventive dental health care is a sound investment. In most cases we prefer to alternate your maintenance visits with your regular dentist. At the time of your maintenance visit, please advise any staff member of changes in address, telephone number, general health status, medications, or insurance coverage.
Fees and Payments
To help keep down the cost of your dental care, we ask that you pay at the time of your visit. If your treatment plan requires several visits, you will be given an estimate and asked to discuss financial arrangements with your treatment coordinator. We ask that whatever financial arrangements are agreed upon be adhered to. If unusual circumstances should make it impossible for you to meet agreed upon credit terms, please call or discuss the matter with your treatment coordinator. This will help us avoid misunderstanding and enable you to keep your account in good standing. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted.
Monthly billing statements will be sent to remind you of payment due and/or update you on the status of your account if dental insurance is present.
As a courtesy to you, our office will gladly file your dental insurance. You will need to supply us with identifying information (name, group number, social security number, etc.) and provide signatures where indicated. Insurance companies do not attempt to cover all dental costs. It will be your responsibility to pay any deductible or any other balance not paid by your insurance company.
We know questions can arise on insurance matters. We encourage you to discuss such questions with our business office staff. We will be happy to help you receive the maximum benefits; however, the agreement of the insurance company to pay for your dental care is a contract between you and your insurance company.
A Final Note
We pride ourselves in providing the highest quality of periodontal and implant care. We hope you will find your time spent with us informative and productive in helping you achieve optimal dental health. Thank you for allowing us to help you with your dental needs.