For Patients New to Our
	Thornhill Dentistry Practice

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I choose Tappuni Dental?

Dr. Tappuni started her office with the mission of building long term relationships with patients and delivering high quality and long lasting dental care. She has spent an immense amount of time researching the best dental equipment and developing an uncompromising infection control protocol for her office.

At Tappuni Dental, we work very hard to provide you with a great experience at the dentist at every visit. Our focus is on building loyalty and trust and helping you maintain a healthy smile for life. Dr. Tappuni takes a strong, personal interest in the welfare of her patients and their families. Treatment recommendations are driven by scientific findings and honesty, not dollars. You are always welcome to come by for a tour of the office, to meet our team and to get a free consultation. We would be thrilled to meet you.

Do you take my insurance?

For the convenience and ease of our patients, we accept insurance plans. We will help you understand your insurance benefits and coverage. We submit claims electronically and, most of the time, insurance companies will provide us with an answer immediately about your coverage and the amount of your copay. Please call us if you have any questions about the terms of your insurance.

Will you check my dental insurance for me? Can you do the paperwork for me?

Yes! We will go the extra mile to verify your benefits ahead of any treatment so as to never leave you guessing. That way we can give you an estimate of what we expect your insurance to cover for every procedure we plan to do.

Can you waive my insurance co-payment?

No. Waiving insurance co-payments is insurance fraud and is illegal. For more information, please read the patient fact sheet published by the Ontario Dental Association. In addition, it is contrary to the regulations of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) and dentists who engage in this practice can lose their license.

I do not have insurance and so I am concerned about costs…

We understand that it is hard when you don't have dental coverage. To make it easier for new patients without dental insurance, we are offering a $49 special that covers a comprehensive dental exam and X-rays (regular price is $244). This includes an assessment of all your teeth, the status of your gums, an oral cancer screening and an evaluation of the jaw joint.

How much will I have to pay?

Dr. Tappuni's fees are according to the Ontario Dental Association fee guide, not a penny more. We are happy to give you an estimate of the cost at every step of the way so that there are never any surprises!

I am afraid of the dentist. How can you help me?

Dr. Tappuni has treated many “nervous” patients with a lot of success. Many of them are “converted” and do not consider themselves nervous at the dentist any more. They attribute this to her “gentleness” with patients, her “light touch” and her “great bedside manner.” She spends a great amount of time talking to patients and making them feel relaxed and at ease.

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Do you see children?

Absolutely! Dr. Tappuni and her staff love children! They have enjoyed making a special playroom for kids, choosing toys and treats and ensuring the office environment is friendly to children and their parents. They have treated many cooperative as well as apprehensive children.

What do you offer for entertainment or distraction during dental work?

Plenty! Mostly, people like to watch TV or movies or listen to music during dental treatment. We have a ceiling mounted TV for every chair that offers an unobstructed view and we offer a wide selection of TV shows, movies and music for your entertainment.

Any specials?

Yes we have three of them for a limited time:

  • Free whitening for new patients with regular fee complete exam and X-rays
    ($350 value)
  • $49 for complete exam and X-rays for new patients with no dental insurance.
  • $49 for exam and cleaning for children under the age of 13 with no dental insurance.
Thanks for visiting our website! Dr. Tara Tappuni is a dentist practicing at 370 Steeles Ave. West in Thornhill, Ontario. Located between Bathurst and Yonge Street, tappuni DENTAL is proud to have patients visiting us from York University, Thornhill, Vaughan, Markham, Richmond Hill, Willowdale, North York and Toronto.