Boulder, Colorado hosts over 3 million visitors a year. Nestled in the northern part of the state of Colorado, Boulder rests at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains just 30 minutes from the Denver area. The University of Colorado has a Boulder campus which hosts over 30,000 students.
Hiking, biking, kayaking, white water rafting, and rock climbing are just a few of the outdoor sports and recreation options that students enjoy while attending college in the area. While many parents and students learn about campus life and local attractions, many families may neglect to think about the importance of establishing local support for your student’s health while away at college.
Routine Dental Exams for Students
Some students travel from all over the world to Boulder, to attend classes and obtain a degree. Many students, whose families live far away, cannot return “home” for regular check-ups, thus establishing a local dentist while they’re pursuing their education could prove to be a smart choice.
Routine dental exams are commonly recommended every six months. Regular dental exams can provide a much needed professional cleaning as well as detect if there are any problems. College life sometimes includes coffee and sugary snack foods for late night studying. A cavity is not a major dental issue but if left untreated it can cause severe pain and discomfort, lead to a root canal, or even having the tooth extracted.
Even if a student could return to their hometown for a dentist appointment, it is often inconvenient with their busy schedules. Having a reliable local dentist as an option just makes sense.
Cosmetic Dental Services for Students
Going away to school can provide a much-needed opportunity for independence. Whether you are graduating from high school or attending a university as an older student; you are more than likely focusing on your studies, your future career, and your personal identity.
You may find yourself wanting a brighter smile or finally straightening out crooked or unevenly spaced teeth. Clear braces, Invisalign, and one-time teeth whitening sessions are just a few of the services offered in today’s cosmetic dentistry. Once you complete your education, you’ll be ready to conquer the world with a confident smile.
Student Insurance and Payment
Having a local dentist while away at school can help prevent cavities as well as reduce stress if, in fact, you do have any dental issues that need to be addressed. Many insurance companies include a student dental plan. Some dentists offices will even contact your insurance company, as a complimentary service, to inquire about the details of what is included in your plan. It is recommended that you have your insurance card available when scheduling your appointment as well as during your first visit.
If for some reason you do not have dental insurance or part of your procedure is not covered by your insurance, most dentists accept all major credit cards to ensure you get the care you need when you need it.
Transfer Your Dental Records
When switching to a new dentist temporarily or permanently, your new dentist will need your previous dental records to ensure you get the best care possible. After you have selected a new dentist, you will need to sign a release form to grant permission for the dental office to request your medical information from your previous dentist. This is a simple legal procedure that ensures that your medical information maintains private and secure.
The process may take a few days, then your new dentist will have all the information he or she needs to assess your personal file and determine what you need as a patient. Any new details such as contact information, changes in your oral health, or lifestyle choices can be added when scheduling your first appointment.
When your digital dental records are successfully moved into your new dentist’s system, your treatment plan can be established. The process is simple and doesn’t even require you to contact your former dentist.
Schedule an Appointment
You don’t have to wait for a concerning issue like bleeding gums or the irritating and painful signs of a cavity to set up a dentist appointment. Be proactive, do a little research on local dentists and schedule a visit for a routine check-up.
Have peace of mind that your oral health will be taken care of for as long as you are in Boulder, Colorado. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Evans and his team of skilled staff contact us today.