Out of Network & Out of Our Minds?

Whether you’re new to our practice or have been seeing Mike since you’ve had baby teeth, chances are you’ve heard us say, “We’re out of network.” But no matter how long we’ve known you, you may still be wondering: “What does that mean for me?”

Does that mean we’re out of your price range? Nope. Does that mean we’re out of our minds? No, we’re quite sane! It may sound scary, but believe us: We choose to stay out of network so we can serve you best. We do it out of love!

We Treat Your Individual Needs
We treat you based on what YOU need, which may sometimes vary from what an insurance company determines is appropriate. Insurance companies may decide how often people can obtain services like X-rays, cleanings, and treatments, they set the fees a dental office can charge for these services, and they can even determine which material a dentist can use in a filling!

We feel we can provide you with much better service if we together determine your optimal treatment plan, and then follow that plan to ensure you’re getting the best treatment possible.

Does it Cost More?
Does out of network mean it’s more expensive to get treatment? Not necessarily. Most of the time, out-of-network benefits have the same copays and fees as in-network benefits! Also, since we have the freedom to treat you based off of your needs, without the influence of a third party, we can take a conservative approach if that’s your preference. This could actually save you money in the long run!

We believe in having very honest relationships with you, and this is best achieved when we can make decisions about your health together without having to compromise your treatment plan.

For more about your dental health, including quick and easy tips, download our free ebook 10 Secrets to Dental Health. Or, come in to see us! If you’re looking for a dentist in Milwaukee who cares about your comfort and overall health, make an appointment now.


Blankets Tame Nervous Chills

Is your body always at 98.6? Not really. Your temperature actually fluctuates a couple degrees throughout the day, rising in the morning and afternoon to keep you alert and falling in the evening to help you sleep. When you recline mid-day in our dental chair, your body is fooled into cooling like it’s time to relax. That’s why we offer cozy blankets with every visit.

“Our blankets help keep you warm, no question,” said Aliina, DeWan Dental Wellness clinic manager. “But I think it tames nervousness too, those chills you get when anxiety begins. If we can nip the chills, we can nip the nervousness.”

To see East Side Milwaukee dentists who want you warm and cozy and alert for the rest of your day, make an appointment now.




Scheduling for Triplets a Breeze at DeWan Dental Wellness

Scheduling multiple dental appointments for multiple children with multiple schedules is almost always a parenting challenge. But for Tanja Price, a long-time DeWan Dental Wellness patient and mother of triplets, it’s easy.

“I schedule appointments every time I am in the office,” she told us. “Having triplets can be tricky if I wait to schedule appointments. I would have to come in at separate times and/or dates. So, after our appointments, I go ahead and schedule the next appointment 6 months later. That way I don’t forget to schedule our next appointments, it is on my calendar and I can usually get all three kiddos checked out at once.”

And why did she choose DeWan Dental Wellness?

“First, the staff is wonderful!” she said. “They are warm and friendly. When you walk in, the receptionist welcomes you by name, it’s as though you’ve come to see an old friend. Second, the quality of care is top notch. Dr. Mike is great! He and his support staff are really dedicated to providing you with the best care and experience possible. Third, the location is convenient. It is in walking distance from where I work which makes getting to appointments hassle free.”

To encourage your children to care for their dental health, we invite you to download our free ebook, Open Up! Meet Your Tooth Buddies. And make an appointment today for yourself and all of your family members!


Summer Music on Milwaukee’s East Side

Calling out around the world,
Are you ready for a brand new beat?
Summer’s here and the time is right
For dancing in the street.
They’re dancing in Chicago,
Down in New Orleans,
In New York City.

Whether you like grooving privately in your dental chair with Martha and the Vandellas or with the masses, Milwaukee’s East Side is where you can find many summer beats. DeWan Dental is proud to support our neighborhood’s lively scene.

Stop by and say “hi” at the following events we sponsor:

Schedule a time to listen to your favorite artist while we take care of all your dental needs! DeWan Dental Wellness, your East Side Milwaukee Dentist, is happy to help you relax with chair-side iPods. Schedule a dental appointment today.


Five Reasons We Give You a Tooth Brush

You may wonder why we offer you a toothbrush and floss at every dental hygiene visit. Sometimes we get the question: “Isn’t it a waste of money?” Our answer is always “no,” and here are five reasons why.

  1. Human nature
    Dental folks in-the-know recommend changing your toothbrush every three months. Not many people do that. So by giving you a toothbrush at your six month visit, we can be reasonably sure you change it every six months at least.
  2. It’s a teaching opportunity
    Michelle, Brea and Denise will take any opportunity to make you a better brusher. Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums. Gently make tiny circles on all tooth surfaces. Harder is not better! Two minutes twice a day.
  3. You need a new grout scrubber
    The bristles on your current grout scrubber look like Albert Einstein’s hairdo.
  4. So you have our emergency phone number
    Let’s say you’re in Tanzania with no cell phone and a tooth breaks. All you need to do is dip into your travel bag for the tooth brush we gave you before you left and, voila, there’s your dentist’s phone number.
  5. Because we love you!

We like to get to know our patients and believe it’s OK to really smile when you’re at the dentist. If you’re looking for a local East Side Milwaukee dentist who you can really be comfortable with, be sure to schedule a dental appointment today. If you’re already a patient and think we’d be a good fit for someone you know, then refer a friend or family member!