FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Magna Dental, PC accepting new patients?

Yes we are!

What are the hours of operation?

Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. We also have emergency times available.

How many dentists are in Magna Dental, PC?

We currently have Dr. Keith.

What is the youngest patient age you have seen in the office, and the oldest?

18 months to the age of 105!

Is Magna Dental, PC owned by a huge corporation?

No, it is a small, private practice.

Did Dr. Keith sell out his old practice on Carpenter when he moved to the new office called Magna Dental?

No, this building used to be the Magna Bank building that Dr. Keith repurposed to be used as his new dental practice. We wanted to use the name that matched the building, hence “Magna.”

How does the staff at Magna Dental, PC keep up-to-date on the newest and latest dentistry?

We are constantly searching the internet as well as (and required to maintain licensing) participate in continuing education classes and seminars. We are also actively involved in numerous dental associations.

Does Magna Dental, PC do extractions?

Yes, provided they aren’t heavily impacted.

Does Magna Dental, PC use nitrous oxide?

No, we do not. We try to provide a peaceful, caring environment to work through overcoming a patient’s fears and anxiety.

Does Magna Dental, PC offer whitening in office?

Yes, but not zoom. Our product is a take-home product that you will have plenty of to use and touch-up as needed.

Does Magna Dental, PC offer braces or Invisalign?

No, not currently.

Does Magna Dental use digital x-rays?

Yes, we have since 1999 because it produces only 1/8 of the radiation.

Who prescribes the pre-med for Magna’s dental appointments?

Dr. Keith can, provided all of your paperwork is up-to-date including your medical history, medication list, etc.

When should I cancel my dental appointment?

It is a good idea to cancel your appointment with Magna Dental if you have a fever, are unable to breathe through your nose, have swollen tonsils, or anything considered highly contagious. We understand, we care, but we don’t want your sickness.

What dental insurances does Magna Dental accept?

We accept all insurances, provided that you can see any dentist that you want to. We are not a PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) Insurance Provider. Always check with your provider before scheduling an appointment.

What is the best dental insurance plan?

We do not have a preference. The best advice we can give is to do your research and be sure to read the fine print.

Does Magna Dental accept care credit?

We do accept care credit, but you must get approved on your own.

Does Magna Dental have a payment plan?

No, we do not.

Does Magna Dental accept Medicaid?

No, we do not.

Does Magna Dental provide a cash discount for non-insurance patients?

No, we do not. We treat all of our patients the very same, insurance or no insurance.

Does Magna Dental accept Delta Dental Insurance that is for state employees?

Yes, we are a premier provider for Delta Dental Insurance.

Why do my teeth hurt when I eat or drink something cold, hot or sweet?

Possible causes include a cavity, the way you brush, or even needing an old filling replaced.

What are sealants?

Sealants are a protective durable fluoride bearing product that is placed on a tooth, to cover all of the grooves and help protect it from decay.

Why do I need a pre-medication before my appointment?

Some patients are required to be pre-medicated due to a prior surgery, injury or health issue. This is a precautionary measure to keep the bacteria in your mouth from attaching to an artificial load-bearing joint (i.e. hip replacement, etc.) that could cause failure to your prosthetic device.

How often should I get a full mouth set of x-rays or even a panorex? And what are the differences between the two?

You should get a full mouth set of x-rays and/or a panorex once every three years, provided everything looks healthy. While a full mouth series of x-rays will show your individual teeth and the spaces in between them, a panorex x-ray shows your skeletal structure. It is like a two-dimensional picture of the bones in your face and teeth.

How is gum disease different from periodontal disease?

They are the same thing.

Why do dogs love to eat dentures or appliances?

We don’t know the reason why, but we know dogs love them! We have had numerous patients that have called through the years upset that their “Fido” just ate their new denture or retainer! Our advice to you is don’t leave it out, or it will be the new chewy toy!