In response to the ADA and CDA recommendations regarding the COVID-19 virus, our office will be temporarily closed until at least April 3rd. Our staff will continue to respond to calls and emails during this time. We will be AVAILABLE for EMERGENCIES, PAIN, and other URGENT ISSUES. New and existing patients are also welcome to call or email to schedule appointments for when we return. Thank you for your understanding.
Lucio H. Kim DDS
Providing the best dental care for Glendale, CA

Financial Info

You should never have to risk your oral health because of financial considerations, and we're always here to work with you. Whether you have an insurance question or are interested in using our financing options to cover the cost of your treatment, we'll find the solution you need. 

Dental Insurance

Dental insurance coverage is a hot topic for everyone, but unfortunately, it can be a challenge to understand all your coverage and how your benefits actually apply to you. We're here to help smooth out the process because we believe that you just don't need one more thing to be stressed about.

We work with all major PPO insurance plans including Delta, Aetna, Guardian, Cigna, Humana just to name a few. However, we urge you to call us, and we'll be happy to answer your questions and help you find the information you need.

Payment Options

We're happy to accept cash, MasterCard and Visa as forms of payment for your services.

CareCredit

CareCredit is a third-party customized financing program that works like a credit card. The terms offered vary slightly different for each program, but in general, they are designed to make the cost of dental care affordable by allowing you to extend your payments. In most cases, both programs offer interest-free financing if paid within the agreed period of time.

There are differences, however, and we’ll be happy to explain more about each program. We'll be happy to help you apply at our Glendale dental office next time you visit.

In-House Payment Plans

Dr. Kim understands that dental treatment is not cheap. In fact, he understands that, like everything, it will only get MORE expensive.  Nothing is getting cheaper nowadays! But he also understands that the longer dental treatment is delayed, the more treatment is required.  

Dr. Kim has "in-house" financing in place to help patients get the treatment they need and to help keep it affordable for them as well. Our merchant account will run some numbers for you to find a way to make it most comfortable for you monthly.  It is NOT dependent on a credit score like CareCredit is. You just need an active checking account that you use all the time. The process takes a few minutes to complete and you can choose the terms and the monthly payments...6 months? 1 year? 3 years?

It's all about helping patients get the appropriate treatment they need without breaking the bank.

If you have any questions about this in-house plan, call Dr. Kim's dental office and they will be more than happy to run you through all the details. If you know you need a lot of work but aren't sure where to start, consults are always at no charge and you can at least find out specifically what your options are and what it will take to get you there.

Frequently Asked Questions

At the dental offices of Dr. Lucio H Kim, we are doing everything in our power to be available for patients in the Glendale, CA area during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Kim is keeping the office open to treat emergency dental issues during this time. We are also providing virtual consults for anyone who has dental related questions in the Glendale area. Please reach out to our Glendale office if you are experiencing a toothache, a chipped or cracked tooth, or any other urgent issue. 

Here is a video update from Dr. Kim describing emergency dental services and virtual consults:

Don't use your mouth as a nutcracker!

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Don't let a broken or chipped tooth ruin your holiday plans.
With all the chewy, hard treats making their Christmas rounds, don't be tempted to use your teeth like a nutcracker! I can't tell you how many broken teeth we get this time of year.  It really is a season for us dentists.  But should something happen to you over the holidays, give us a call and we'll take care of you!  I'm better than Hermie the Elf from that Rudolph cartoon! Happy and safe holiday chewing!! 

dental xray | Dentist Glendale Ca YES. When needed though.

Not every single time you come in or just because the insurance pays for it. But generally as a first-time patient, we need a reference of where your oral condition is. There is so much that we as dentists cannot see under the gums, under the bone, underneath old fillings or crowns or restorations. It's irresponsible to do any kind of exam without relevant X-rays. Dosage is an issue...we don't want to zap you unnecessarily or too heavily.

Our X-Ray Technology

Our machines are new and calibrated so that the dosage is kept to the minimal amount needed to get good resolution on the images. But we never do them unless we need to. You can't have a physical at the doctor's office without a blood test, right? They can't just look at you and give you an accurate assessment or diagnosis. Neither can dentists. The x-rays serve to let us know what's "under the hood" and gives me the information to give you the best treatment options and the best treatment with minimal surprises.

Professional Dental Exams in Glendale

If you have any concerns or questions regarding X-rays, please call Dr Kim at the office.  

 

Insurance paperwork | Dentist Glendale CAIf you have an FSA/HSA account or dental benefits that go on a calendar year, using them for any kind of dental work is a good idea. Mainly because if you don't use them, you'll lose them.  If you have a lot of dental issues that you'd like to address, then overlapping the treatment and benefits for the end of this year and the beginning of next year when they reset is a good way to maximize the insurance as well. 

Call Your Glendale Dental Team!

You should always take care of dental issues with you are ready to, but if you wanted to maximize your benefits, this is a good time to do them.  If you have any questions regarding your insurance or any other benefits, please call us at the office and we can go over them with you to help you understand them better.

Person using credit card on computer | Dentist Glendale CAWe know that everyone has concerns about the cost of dental care. Helping you achieve perfect oral health is our goal, and we’ll be happy to work with you so that you can get the necessary care when you need it.

Of course, we are happy to accept Visa and MasterCard. We also work with two affordable programs that make it easy for you to obtain convenient interest-free financing.

Both CareCredit and Springstone Financial offer customized financing options. The terms offered are slightly different for each program, but in general, they allow you to extend your payment. In most cases, both programs offer interest-free financing if paid within the agreed period of time.

Call Your Glendale Dentist

There are differences, however, and we’ll be happy to explain more about each program. We can even help you apply at our office next time you visit, or you can apply online directly. Give us a call today

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