The first visit to our office is designed to get you better acquainted with all we have to offer as your dental provider. During this initial visit you will either meet with Dr. Leslie Ferrara or Dr. Maria Upshaw, as well as the rest of their devoted support team. Routinely, we reserve time to perform the necessary x-rays, which is often a full series of digital x-rays, along with oral images of the entire mouth, especially any suspicious areas. We offer a visual oral cancer screening to all patients, at no additional charge, although we urge each patient to take advantage of the latest technology for oral cancer detection, which is called VELScope VX. The VELScope VX screening cost is $25, which is commonly not a covered benefit via dental insurance, unless you are over the age of 40.
Typically, we are able to present all treatment recommendations, including hygiene care, at this initial visit. The frequency in which you would return annually, to see your hygienist, is contingent upon your periodontal condition. The periodontal screening and its findings, will be fully explained during this visit. We encourage questions to further educate our patients and always do our best to deliver quality care and simplicity in such a complicated field.
Please take a moment, prior to your reservation, to tell us a bit about yourself and your health history. For this process, we ask that you click the link below. This process streamlines and reduces your wait time.
For the most accurate information, ALWAYS supply medical and dental insurance updates, as soon as possible, to avoid an out of pocket expense. Please allow at least 90 minutes for your initial visit with us.
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When using a street meter, please visit http://us.parkmobile.com/ so you may replenish your meter right from the dental chair! (this is a FREE app and requires a Smartphone along with vehicle tag information)
Fifth Third offers valet for all of it's tenants and their guests. Valet is $3.50/hr & is CASH only. The valet parking entrance is on Tampa Street, between Kennedy Blvd and Jackson Street.
You may also use any of the SevenOneSeven lots throughout downtown Tampa or Fort Brooke Garage off Whiting Street.
Ferrara Dental, PLLC does not validate parking at this time. Please allow ample time to locate parking to ensure a timely arrival for your reservation with us so we may provide the personal care you deserve.
Thank you for your confidence in our office, we look forward to assisting you with all of your dental needs.