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New Patients

Your First Visit with Us

Your first visit will consist of an exam, a full set of x-rays, and a cleaning. For emergencies, you can expect a thorough evaluation including an exam and x-rays, as needed, to help better identify how we can get you out of pain. When you call to make an appointment, we will check your insurance coverage for you before you come in. You will also get access to our online patient portal to view all the forms needed before you get to our office. Forms are also available in the office if you are unable to fill them out online. During your visit, you can expect our team to go over all your treatment options and guide you toward your next steps of achieving good oral health.

Insurance and Payments

Dealing with insurance companies can sometimes feel like a hassle. Our goal is to make your dental visit as seamless and stress-free as possible. If you have dental insurance, our team will submit and follow up on your insurance claim for you. During your visit, we will give you an estimate of your out-of-pocket cost. If you have a balance due, it can be paid during the visit via cash, check, credit card (American Express, Mastercard, Visa, or Discover), FSA/HSA card, or through our secure online payment portal.

We accept all major dental PPO insurances including the following, but not limited to:
Aetna
Cigna
Delta Dental
Metlife
Guardian
United Healthcare

Columbia University and New York Presbyterian Employees

We are in network with your Aetna PPO plans. If you have any questions about your insurance coverage please feel free to give us a call at the office to get a complimentary insurance breakdown.

Previous Records

Any previous records will be helpful in giving us a more complete picture of your oral health and history. If you recently moved or switched dental offices, please have your previous office(s) send us your records at:

Frontdesk@fwdentalassociates.com

Front Desk
130 Fort Washington Ave.
Suite 1B
New York, NY 10032

Please note: Previous X-rays are most helpful when they are sent as individual files.

Office Location

Our office is located in Washington Heights near the Columbia University Irving Medical Center at 130 Fort Washington Avenue. We are a few blocks away from the 168th St. subway stop which is accessible by the A, C, and 1 train lines.

Please note: Our main entrance is on 165th St. adjacent to the CitiBike station and across from the Columbia Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute. You will see a sign for our office on the right side of the door. Press the black buzzer on your right with the label “Dental” on it. Our door is past the stairs to the right when you enter the building.

If you have a wheelchair, you will be directed to an alternate entrance. Please call for more information.

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