Do I need to make an appointment?
We recommend you do make an appointment so that you do not have to wait long when you visit one of our imaging centers. However, walk-in and same-day appointments are often available.
Does my insurance cover the procedure?
Patients can call their insurance and ask prior to coming in for their appointment. When scheduling the appointment, ask the Office Coordinator for the insurance code(s).
What forms of payments do you accept?
C-Dental X-Ray and McCormack Dental Imaging, ask for payment at the time of service. Payment can be made by Cash, Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover), Check, or CareCredit financing.
Can I get a copy of my x-rays?
Yes. At the time of your appointment, let the Office Coordinator know that you would like a copy of your images. We can email the images at no charge or provide a disc. Paper copies are subject to an additional fee.
Can you send my x-rays to another doctor?
Yes. We can email your x-rays through our HIPAA compliant cloud storage system. Please fill out the Patient HIPAA Release Form under the Information tab in the top menu.
Can I get x-rays without a referral?
No. Under California law, no x-ray can be taken unless you have a prescription from your referring doctor.
Why are dental X-rays important?
How do dental X-rays compare to other sources of radiation?
The amount of radiation that we are exposed to from dental X-rays is very small compared to our daily exposure from things like, cosmic radiation and naturally-occurring radioactive elements (for example, those producing radon).
What is a CBCT and why do I need it?
Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a special type of x-ray equipment used when regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. Your doctor may use this technology to produce three dimensional (3-D) images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan.
What is a 3D intraoral scan (iTero scan)?
iTero enables C-Dental to take a 3D digital scan of a patient’s teeth and bite so adjustments can be made digitally for the use of several important dental procedures. This is not an x-ray. It can be merged to an X-ray to create a surgical plan and fabricate a surgical guide.