Frequently Asked Questions

Our team at Elite Dental Care will always strive to provide only the best, most advanced dental care possible. We understand that you have a lot of options when searching for a dentist near Beaverton, that’s why Dr. Bita Zavari and her team of experienced dental care professionals always make the comfort and care of patients our top priority.

It’s common for patients to have a few questions about visiting our Beaverton dental office. To help you better manage and prepare for the quality dental care we provide, here are a few answers to some of the most common questions we hear from patients.

Where are you located?

We’re conveniently located at 1600 Southwest Cedar Hills Boulevard, Suite 110, in Portland, OR. If you’d like further information on how to reach our office, please click here for a map and driving directions.

What are your hours?

You can find Dr. Zavari happily treating patients during the following hours:

Mon - 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue - 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed - 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Thu - 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri - 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Sat & Sun - Closed

What types of dental insurance do you accept?

We work with most major dental insurance providers, and our front office staff will always do their best to help our patients maximize their insurance benefits. At Elite Dental Care we accept Delta Dental, ODS, Moda, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Metlife, Aetna, Cigna, United, Providence Health Plan, Guardian, Assurant, and many more. For more information on the types of dental insurance we accept, or to determine what types of treatment your plan will help cover, please contact our office at 503-292-2125 and a member of our front office staff will be happy to assist you.

What types of options do you offer patients without insurance?

At Elite Dental Care, we’re committed to providing affordable dental care to all of our patients. To help make it easier to receive the outstanding dental care you need to help protect your long-term oral health, Dr. Zavari offers a Free Dental Exam and X-rays to all new patients without insurance. Our office will also work with patients to help accommodate the cost of the dental care you need into almost any budget.

How frequently should I schedule a dental appointment?

Dr. Zavari recommends that patients schedule a dental exam and cleaning once every six months, or twice a year. However, patients with an underlying medical condition such as diabetes or who are pregnant may need to schedule more frequent cleanings and checkups as their oral health dictates.

Regular exams allow Dr. Zavari to spot the potential signs of dental decay and disease early on while still easily treatable. Frequent cleanings provide our staff of gentle dental hygienists with the opportunity to remove plaque deposits from the surface of your teeth and along the gum line. When combined with regular brushing and flossing at home, preventative dental is proven to lower your risk of cavities and gum disease so you can enjoy a brilliant bright smile for a lifetime.

As a new patient, can I get a teeth cleaning during my first visit?

During your initial appointment with our family dentist in Beaverton, we take the time to comprehensively assess the current state of your oral health. Your first appointment will usually involve a full series of digital X-rays, a periodontal evaluation, and a comprehensive dental exam performed by Dr. Zavari. This information will allow our team to develop a custom oral health plan designed to meet your current and future oral health needs.

While we will do our best to complete the cleaning during your first appointment, depending on the current state of your oral health and how long it’s been since your last cleaning, we may need to schedule a second appointment to complete the cleaning.

How safe are dental X-rays?

Whether from our electronics at home or from a trip to the doctor’s office, radiation exposure should never be taken lightly. Fortunately, dentistry has made remarkable strides in recent years in the direction of protecting patient health from excessive radiation exposure. From highly focused X-ray technology to high-speed film that reduces exposure times, dental X-rays have never been safer.

I suffer from dental anxiety. What can you do to help?

If the idea of visiting a family dentist in Beaverton makes you shiver with fear, know that you’re not alone. Between 9 to 15 percent of Americans suffer from some degree of dental anxiety. To help you feel comfortable and relaxed during every visit, we encourage you to speak with Dr. Zavari. Together, we’ll be able to address your dental anxiety in a way that will help to alleviate any concerns or stress you may feel.

What time should I arrive for my first appointment?

Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your appointment to ensure you are seen on time and complete any relevant paperwork.

What do I need to bring to my first appointment?

Please bring the following with you to your first visit:

  • Driver’s License or ID
  • Insurance Card (if you have insurance)
  • A list of questions or concerns you may have

How long will my first appointment last?

Your first appointment will last anywhere from 1-2 hours.

Will you send me a dental appointment reminder?

You will receive a reminder email 1 week prior to your appointment.

What if I can’t make it to my appointment?

If you can’t make it to your appointment, please let our team know as soon as possible by calling our office.

Can you help alleviate my dental anxiety?

We do everything we can to ensure you are comfortable during your appointment. If you have any concerns, don’t hesitate to bring them up to one of our team members prior to or during your appointment.

Which dental insurances do you accept?

We accept most major insurances so chances are we accept yours. Please call our office to confirm we take your insurance.

Do you offer financing?

We do offer dental financing options. Please call our office for more information.

When do I pay for treatment?

You will be charged for treatment after the procedures have taken place. In some cases you will be charged prior to treatment.

What if I don’t have dental insurance?

No insurance, no problem. We offer an in-office insurance plan starting at just $33/month which covers 10-100% of treatment costs. For further information please visit our in-office insurance page.

How can I make an appointment?

You can make an appointment by filling in the appointment form on our website or calling our office. The fastest way to make an appointment would be to call our office.

What types of sedation do you offer?

For your comfort, we offer both full and partial sedation for our treatment. For more information about sedation, please call our office.