Patient Information

Welcome to Eckhardt Dental Centre

Below you will find more information about our office, payment options, and what you can expect during your first visit.

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Your First Visit

Please arrive at the office about 10 minutes early so that you have enough time to fill out a New Patient form. Alternatively, you can print and fill out the form in advance of your appointment and bring it with you to your first visit.

New Patient Form

Initial Examination

Your dentist will begin the appointment by reviewing your medical and dental history and completing a comprehensive dental exam. Your exam will include a thorough examination of your gums, teeth, bite and jaw, an oral cancer screening and any x-rays that may be required.

Treatment Plan

Based on the results of your history and examination, your dentist will develop a long-term dental treatment plan for you. At your first appointment, your dentist will also take the time to answer any questions you have about your dental health and treatment options.

Insurance & Payment Options

At Eckhardt Dental Centre, our administrative team will help you to navigate our payment options and direct billing to insurance companies, so that you can focus on getting the dental care you need.

  • Direct Billing to Insurance

    We offer direct billing for most insurance plans. For your convenience, we can submit your insurance claim electronically, resulting in faster reimbursement, without the need for paper forms and signatures.

    Our administrative team can assist you in understanding your insurance policy and send estimates to your insurance company prior to starting any major treatments. 

    Please bring your insurance plan information with you to your appointment.

  • Payment Methods

    Please note that any co-pays or amounts not covered by insurance are your responsibility, and must be paid at the time of your appointment.

    We accept payment by cash, debit or most major credit cards.

Office FAQS

Read the FAQs to learn more about what to expect at Eckhardt Dental Centre

Support for Anxious Patients

Dental anxiety or fear is common and can prevent people from getting the dental care they need. If this sounds like you, there is no need to fret.

Our team at Eckhardt Dental Centre has a variety of practices in place, including dental sedation options, to help you relax during your appointments.

Learn More About Dental Sedation

Welcome to Eckhardt Dental Centre

We want to keep your smile healthy and happy. Contact our Penticton clinic to make an appointment with our dental team.

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(250) 493-4437