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WHY ANESTHESIA?

Why Anesthesia

More than 60 percent of people suffer from some amount of fear with regards to visiting a dentist so we understand the need for some additional comfort. 

 

Whatever those fears may be, SOBA provides a safe and affordable solution when treatment is needed. Those with special needs, pre-cooperative children, dental phobics, and those with limiting medical conditions, inability to get numb, and hyperactive gag reflexes, are a few examples of patients who benefit greatly from anesthesia.

At SOBA, we take pride in providing you with the best personalized and patient-centered care.

  • Our anesthesiologist will call you before your procedure to answer all your questions.

  • The anesthesiologist you meet the day of the procedure will be the anesthesiologist who completes all of your care.

  • Our knowledgeable staff are readily available after your procedure should you have a question or concern.

Dr. Braxton M. Henderson SOBA Anesthesia

We specialize in providing the comfortable and safe dental experience that you and your family deserve. 

  • What do I have to do to have a Dentist Anesthesiologist come in to my dental office?
    Simply contact Southern Office-Based Anesthesia to schedule a meeting in your office to further discuss the details of patient care. If needed, we will also be happy to provide you and your staff with an office-based anesthesia orientation prior to initiating patient care.
  • How do I schedule a procedure?
    When a patient is identified who may require office-based anesthesia services, your office staff should give us a call. During our correspondence, we will obtain some additional information about the patient and planned procedure. Most of the time this can be done by telephone, however, in some cases it may be necessary to schedule the consultation in your office so the anesthesiologist can better assess the physical status and airway of the patient. During the consultation, a review of the patient’s medical history will be conducted by the anesthesiologist.
  • What should I expect the day of the procedure?
    Our anesthesiologists will arrive prior to the appointment and set up the operatory with the required equipment. This typically requires a small amount of space and will have minimal impact on operating and assisting. A preoperative assessment and evaluation will be completed to review the medical history status of the patient. NPO status is confirmed and the anesthetic plan will be discussed with the patient. Once the patient is ready for treatment, the anesthesiologist will begin administering medications and the operator will be able to begin treatment shortly thereafter. Upon completion of the dental surgery, the patient will be recovered by the anesthesiologist/staff and subsequently discharged when the patient meets the necessary discharge criteria. Patients can be recovered in the same area or moved to a recovery area.
  • What do I have to do to have a Dentist Anesthesiologist come in to my dental office?
    Simply contact Southern Office-Based Anesthesia to schedule a meeting in your office to further discuss the details of patient care. If needed, we will also be happy to provide you and your staff with an office-based anesthesia orientation prior to initiating patient care.
  • How do I schedule a procedure?
    When a patient is identified who may require office-based anesthesia services, your office staff should give us a call. During our correspondence, we will obtain some additional information about the patient and planned procedure. Most of the time this can be done by telephone, however, in some cases it may be necessary to schedule the consultation in your office so the anesthesiologist can better assess the physical status and airway of the patient. During the consultation, a review of the patient’s medical history will be conducted by the anesthesiologist.
  • What should I expect the day of the procedure?
    Our anesthesiologists will arrive prior to the appointment and set up the operatory with the required equipment. This typically requires a small amount of space and will have minimal impact on operating and assisting. A preoperative assessment and evaluation will be completed to review the medical history status of the patient. NPO status is confirmed and the anesthetic plan will be discussed with the patient. Once the patient is ready for treatment, the anesthesiologist will begin administering medications and the operator will be able to begin treatment shortly thereafter. Upon completion of the dental surgery, the patient will be recovered by the anesthesiologist/staff and subsequently discharged when the patient meets the necessary discharge criteria. Patients can be recovered in the same area or moved to a recovery area.

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FINANCIAL, INSURANCE, &

CONFIRMATION POLICIES

Policies & Payment

The fee for anesthesia includes all pre-anesthesia evaluations, consultations with physicians, medications, supplies, anesthetic care, and recovery.


We do accept NC Medicaid/Health Choice for pediatric patients. We bill your medicaid insurance directly for the anesthesia provided.  Dual-insured patients are treated as private paying and must pay in advance. 

We provide affordable rates for privately-insured or uninsured patients. As soon as your the health history is reviewed and appointment is approved, full payment is required.  Appointments are not officially confirmed until payment is received.  Patients should be prepared to pay in full to schedule the appointment.  Invoices are sent to patients via email. Payments can be submitted online or on the phone.

Although we do not accept payment through your insurance company, we will provide you with the necessary documentation for you to file a claim. We recommend that you inform your insurance carrier of your treatment plan prior to the appointment.

Methods of payment accepted: Cash, Check, Credit Card, CareCredit

 

Once your appointment has been scheduled, our office will contact you to explain the cost of treatment and answer any questions you may have.

If cancellation is necessary, we require that communication is made with our office at least 2 weeks (14 days) prior to the appointment to avoid a cancellation fee of $400. A cancellation is considered late when the appointment is cancelled less than 14 days before the appointment time. A no-show is when a patient misses an appointment or fails to follow the fasting guidelines that are provided by the treating anesthesiologist. In either case, patients will be charged a $400 missed appointment fee.

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