Modern dentistry is much more comfortable and offers many more options than dentistry has in the past. Many of our patients take advantage of sedation at the dental office so that they can be completely calm and relaxed during their dental appointment. Exceptional dentistry is truly an investment in your health and well-being. Just think of how many times you make use of your teeth when you smile, talk, and consume food on any given day. Our goal is to make access to modern dental care easy for you. For your visit to our dental office we will:
• Update, verify, research, file, explain, and generally make it easy to deal with your insurance.
• Provide you with the necessary paperwork before your first visit.
• Complete a very thorough evaluation and exam then explain all recommendations and treatment options to you.
• If necessary, discuss finance options available to help you get the care you need.
We will file your insurance as a courtesy. We will fill out the necessary paperwork and send the claim directly to your insurance carrier.
Dr Hall received his dental training in San Antonio, TX and undergraduate degree in biology from Texas A&M University. Post dental school residency training while serving his country in the United States Navy. Dr. Hall enjoys attending many professional development and continuing education courses all over the country. Dr. Hall’s coursework selection is heavily focused on dental implants and prosthetics to replace missing teeth. Dr. Hall is board certified in Nitrous oxide sedation (happy gas) to make his patient’s visits comfortable and relaxing.
When Dr. Hall is not taking care of smiles, you will find him in the great outdoors camping, hiking, and exploring. He enjoys playing sports, exercise, travel, and chasing after his three little tornadoes. Spending much of his life growing up overseas, mostly in Germany, traveling, and experiencing other cultures has helped shape Dr. Hall’s outlook on life and work. Balancing time with a comfortable, caring work environment, family, recreation, and good food (I’m hungry right now). Having fun and enjoying life is crucial in helping us perform at our best each day.
Dr. McNeil was born and raised in Corpus Christi where her father is an orthodontist and her uncle is a general dentist. She attended the University of Texas for her undergraduate degree and then headed to San Antonio for dental school. Having fallen in love with Austin, she returned after graduation in 2006 to settle down and practice dentistry. She and her husband, Kevin, enjoy hiking and biking on the trails, cooking, and cheering on the Longhorns. Hook ’em!
Dr. McNeil’s easy going demeanor makes patients feel comfortable in the dental chair. She loves to turn people with dental phobia into regular patients by educating them and making their visits stress free. She has a ‘no lecturing’ policy for new patients whether it has been one year or twenty years since he or she has been to the dentist. Her goal is to have every patient smiling by the time they leave the office.
The first visit takes about an hour and a half. We perform a very thorough exam. Your entire oral health is important to us, so no aspect of your mouth and it’s function is left out. This initial visit includes:
Paperwork that unfortunately takes time to fill out. We want to be as efficient as possible, so we have made this paperwork available for you to download from our website. Bring this with you or fax it to 512-491-8318.
X-rays of your teeth. These fall into two categories: some x-rays are taken inside your mouth and give us an up close view of the tooth, good for seeing cavities and infections of the tooth, bone and gums. The other x-ray (panoramic) is taken outside of your mouth, and shows us your entire jaw, TMJ, all the teeth, especially wisdom teeth, and sinuses. This is a great tool for evaluating the wisdom teeth, TMJ, and is a great cancer screening tool.
Cutting edge 3-D imaging is available in the office! No need to visit an imaging center.
Periodontal evaluation is a close look at your gums and bone structure that surround your teeth and hold them in place. We evaluate every millimeter checking for any tissue infections called gum disease or periodontal disease. Gum disease is a silent infection most of the time, but can become acute and very painful. Our goal is to prevent a big painful infection and tooth loss with timely care using the most advanced diagnostics and treatment available to dentistry today.
The periodontal evaluation is the tool that we use to determine what level of care you need. If your gums are typically healthy a regular cleaning is the correct level of care, however as the health of your mouth decreases the level and frequency of care we prescribe for you must be more involved.
The comprehensive exam will evaluate your teeth, jaws, gums, bone, TMJ, how your jaw functions and cosmetics. We then put all of the information together, prioritize any treatment and thoroughly explain and discuss our diagnoses and recommendations. If you are in pain, or have a specific concern we can schedule an appointment that will focus on that specific problem alone.
Cosmetic consultations are FREE!! So, if you would like to improve your smile, and would like information about what we can do for you, just give us a call and ask for your FREE cosmetic consultation.
We are located at the corner of Parmer and Silver Creek, a few blocks west of Mopac. The physical address is 3951 West Parmer Lane, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78727. View Map
YES! WE ACCEPT ALMOST ANY INSURANCE, EXCEPT THOSE THAT REQUIRE YOU TO SEE A SPECIFIC DENTIST. We do all the insurance claim work for you. This includes calling the insurance company to get benefit information, interpreting this information, filling out and filing the insurance claim, which includes submitting x-rays, pictures, and other supporting documentation to maximize your benefits.
No! many of our patients have no insurance at all. Don’t wait to get insurance before making an appointment. Good, timely preventative care will actually save you huge amounts of money in the long run, regardless of insurance.
Cosmetic consultations are FREE!!
Our current, comprehensive, new patient experience is just $99. This includes everything…x-rays, exams, cleaning, and full treatment plan.