Patient Resources

New Patient Forms

At Stony Creek Dentistry, we have made our new patient forms available to you as Adobe Acrobat files. For your convenience, we recommend printing and completing these forms at home and bringing them to your first appointment. If you have any problem getting these files to print properly, please call our office and we will gladly send or fax them to you.

 

Your First Visit

If you’re planning your first visit with Dr. Tony Ratliff and/or Dr. Kathy Ratliff at Stony Creek Dentistry and Orthodontics, congratulations! We promise to make you feel comfortable and relaxed, so you can enjoy a positive dental care experience.

You are about to experience the quality dental care that you and your family needs and deserves. When you come in, our receptionists will welcome you and make you feel at ease, answering all of your questions about treatment options and our office policies.

In a state-of-the-art operatory, our skilled dental assistants will help you settle in, then take X-rays of your teeth and jawbones. Our hygienist will gently examine your teeth and gums for signs of gum disease. She will answer your questions about gum care and teach you effective brushing and flossing techniques.

After your thorough dental cleaning, Dr. Tony L. Ratliff will examine your dentition for bite problems, decay, or other damage. He will also look for signs of oral cancer. Together, you and Dr. Ratliff will work out a long-term plan for maintenance and care of your smile. If your care plan includes braces, no need to go to another practice. Dr. Kathy S. Ratliff provides comprehensive orthodontic treatments right here in our office.

 

Dental Emergency Care Policy

Dental emergency care is available after hours for all our patients of record. Please call our main office number 317-776-8600 for assistance. If you are not a current patient, we will be happy to accommodate dental emergency cases during regular office hours. If it’s a true dental emergency and you need to see a dentist over the weekend or for a late evening appointment, there are several Emergency Dental Offices located in Indianapolis that are open on Saturday and Sunday and until 9:00 at night. We recommend ImmediaDent.

 

Insurance

Our insurance coordinator can handle all questions about claims and benefits during regular office hours. Our goal is to make our services as affordable as possible for our patients, which is why we offer flexible payment options. Be sure to ask about CareCredit, which can divide up any outstanding patient account balances into easy and affordable monthly payments. We participate with most major insurance plans:

Aetna
Ameritas
Assurant
Cigna
Connection Dental
Delta Dental
Guardian
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Humana
MetLife
Principal
United Concordia
United Healthcare

 

Convenient Payment Options

Dental treatment is an excellent investment in your medical and psychological well being. Financial considerations should not be an obstacle to obtaining this important health service. To make sure your experience with us remains totally stress-free, our no-hassle payment options give you the power to pay for your dental care your way. We accept cash, checks or credit cards and work with a variety of finance companies and insurance companies as well. If you have questions about specific insurance plan we accept, feel free to ask us when you call to set your appointment.

 

Teeth are one of your most precious personal assets. You’ll be glad you came to Drs. Tony Ratliff and Kathy Ratliff for your dental care.