FAQ

As your trusted family dentist in Beaverton, 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 me,” 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:

  • Monday: 8am–12pm | 1pm-5pm
  • Tuesday: 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 8am-12pm | 1pm-5pm
  • Friday: 8am-3pm
  • Saturday: By appointment only

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 Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Providence Health Plan, Guardian, Moda, Assurant, Delta Dental, 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.

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