What should I expect from my first visit?
Our comprehensive oral examination and professional dental cleaning provide us with a clear picture of your oral health and related conditions. Examinations of head, neck, jaws and inner mouth are performed for early detection and correction of potentially serious conditions.
Please visit our Forms page to download, print and fill out specific forms before your first visit. Thank you.
What kind of X-ray equipment do you have?
We are proud to use low-exposure Digital X-ray equipment. Compared to traditional film-based equipment patients can be exposed to 90% less X-ray radiation. That is an improvement we all can be happy about.
I haven’t been to the dentist in a while. Can I be your patient?
We look forward to it. We specialize in caring for those who have not provided the utmost care for their teeth and oral health, no questions asked. As a Clinical Instructor at the Eastman School of Dentistry, Dr. Blum and his staff understand the importance of good oral health as part of the overall well-being of his patients. Your treatment will ensure that you can return to a state of oral health with the least amount of procedures necessary, so you can smile again, soon.
I have healthy teeth and gums. Can I be a patient of your Preventive and General Dentistry Services?
Absolutely. Our goal is to ensure every patient can make the claim “I have healthy teeth and gums”. If you are there already, we will work with you to keep you there.
We provide the following services above and beyond the General Dentistry Services:
Once my new smile is a reality, can I continue with you as a General Dentistry patient?
Absolutely. We hope you will remain our patient for a lifetime!
Does Dr. Blum participate with any dental health plans?
Yes. We are a participating dentist with Rochester area Excellus Blue Cross / Blue Shield, Health Economics and Guardian Insurance.
What if my plan is not one you participate with?
We will gladly process all of your claims on your behalf. We also accept assignment of benefit from most insurance companies. (Please note that the Patient is responsible for any amount NOT covered by insurance at the time services are rendered.).
What other payment options do you offer?
We accept cash, checks and major credit cards (Master Card, Visa and Discover).
What does a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry mean?
It is an honor bestowed on less than 3% of dentists across the United States. Fellowship requires, among other qualifications, extensive training (over 500 hours of Continuing Education) and passing a dental disciplines test that strongly emphasizes clinical applications of accepted dental knowledge, techniques, and procedures. It means that Dr. Blum is recognized as a dental professional that has gone above and beyond the typical dentist in terms of training and dedication to the profession of dentistry.
What is the L.D. Pankey Institute?
It is one of the premier centers for advanced post-graduate dental training in the world. The paradigm of the institute remains true to Dr. Lyndsey Pankey’s philosophy of placing the patient first and foremost; recognizing that all advances in procedures and treatments should target the patient’s overall health and well-being. This philosophy is shared and practiced daily by Dr. Blum, Dr. Dakwar and the entire team. Click here for more information on the Pankey Institute.
What is the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies?
It is the largest and most comprehensive post-graduate dental learning institution, recognized as the pioneer in live-patient training. The institute provides comprehensive learning through Restorative, Occlusal, Ortho, Implant, Endodontic, Laboratory, Practice Management and Team Training courses targeted at improving the quality of treatment offered to patients. The technical knowledge that Dr. Blum and Dr. Dakwar have acquired is a benefit to their patients as well as to the students at Eastman Institute for Oral Health.