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Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to our dental practice! Our goal is to exceed your expectations and earn your trust. Below you will find answers to some commonly asked questions. If you don't see what you are looking for here, please do not hesitate to call our office with questions. (301)986-0025
As a new patient, what should I expect during my first visit?
Our goal is to make sure you have a gentle, comfortable and courteous experience. Many of our patients come to us feeling awkward, self-conscious, or discouraged about their oral health and smiles. With our training and experience there’s no such thing as a hopeless mouth and smile.
After talking to you, we will address your immediate concerns and needs. If you are in pain or discomfort, our first course of action will be to focus on making you comfortable. All new patients receive a comprehensive and thorough examination. This evaluation can include necessary radiographs, study models, and photographs. After the exam is complete, a customized treatment plan will be provided and we will assist you in making informed decisions about your dental health. To the Top
I am terrified of going to the dentist, can you help me?
Kiss your fears goodbye and receive the dental treatment you need and deserve! We have been able to assist a lot of fearful, apprehensive patients with dental phobias. With a gentle bedside manner and if necessary, Oral Conscious Sedation, you can receive your treatment in the most comfortable and calm manner. To the Top
What is special about Dr. David Mazza?
After dental school, Dr. David Mazza completed his post-doctoral training in “Advanced Study in Esthetic/Restorative and Operative Dentistry” at Boston University.
Besides practicing dentistry, Dr. Mazza has been involved in the academic arena and is on the faculty of University of Maryland Dental School since 2000. He actively presents lectures and attends continuing educational courses which enable him to provide state-of-the-art technology to his patients. Dr. Mazza received a First Place Award for his presentation at the International Dental Congress. Dr. Mazza has also received an Honorary Alumnus Award for outstanding service in the Dean’s Faculty from University of Maryland Dental School. For Fearful patients, Oral Conscious Sedation is offered.
Dr. Mazza was trained at “Misch International Implant Institute” and “Dental Organization for Oral Conscious Sedation”.
The office is equipped with modern technology, making all treatments much more efficient and safe.
Our office is conveniently located at down town Bethesda, MD, within walking distance of the Bethesda Metro Station (Red Line). Free parking is available for patients. We try to provide our patients with a wide array of dental services under one roof. This would eliminate need for our patients to travel from one office to another. To the Top
Will you accept my insurance?
We are committed to provide our patients with the highest level of quality services. Due to the complex nature of most dental procedures and the cost of high quality dental materials, it is prohibitive for Dr. Mazza to participate in most insurance networks. Most of our patients choose an insurance plan which allows the freedom to seek treatment with out-of-network doctors. Your insurance benefits are very important to us and we will make every effort to assist you with filing your claims. All insurance claims are submitted electronically. If necessary, radiographs, supporting documents, and a written narrative by Dr. Mazza will be included to obtain maximum insurance reimbursement. To the Top
What payment methods do you accept?
For your convenience, we accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards. We could also apply for CareCredit financing on your behalf. Please see their website www.carecredit.com for details. To the Top
My teeth are not attractive, I don't like my smile. Can you help me?
Absolutely! If you have problems with your smile such as: yellow or discolored teeth, crooked teeth, too much gum showing while smiling, missing and misshaped teeth, we can help you. We can offer: Tooth Whitening (in office or take home), Porcelain Laminate Veneers, Composite Laminate Veneers and Bonding, Crowns and Bridges, Dental Implants, Braces and Invisalign. We can even show you how you will look before the treatment is rendered by using “Imaging” or “Provisionals”. To the Top
How do I get to your office? Do you have free parking?
Our office is conveniently located in downtown Bethesda, within walking distance of the Bethesda Metro Station (Red Line). Free parking is provided for our patients. Directions to our office are available at GoogleMaps. To the Top
What is a digital X-ray, and how is it different from traditional X-rays?
When compared to traditional radiography, digital X-rays emit 80-percent less radiation. Detailed images are immediately available for viewing and can be easily transferred via the Internet to insurance companies and specialists. Digital X-rays require no hazardous developing chemicals, so they're earth friendly! To the Top