Q&A

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What insurance will you take?

A: We are participating tricare dental program by United Concordia. Also, we are more than happy to assist our patients to claim insurance. If you have any questions regarding your insurance benefits, please don’t hesitate to contact our office to review your concerns.

Q: Payments we accept

A: Our treatment fees are based on the quality of the materials we use, our unique and diverse educational background including in the U.S. and Japan, and our experience in performing your needed treatment.
To facilitate our goals, we have developed the following financial options:
Major credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard are accepted in our office.

  • Cash (yen and USD)
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Financing available

Q: Infection Control

A: Our office is inspected annually by a Navy Dental Officer to ensure the quality of dentistry in a modern, safe, and clean environment to meet the criteria to participate in United concordia. We believe infection controls and universal precautions protect clients and staff as well.  We sterilize all reusable equipment, including dental hand pieces. We use an autoclave, a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat and pressure. Our services include cleaning, teeth whitening, fillings, crowns, veneers, dental implants, root canal, tooth extraction, precision dentures, cosmetic dentistry, and ortho treatment with standard of care of the United States.

Q: Does Dr. Suzuki take x-rays?

A: X-rays help us see problems in the early stages of development; this helps us treat problems before they become serious. X-rays are very essential to provide a quality of care. If we catch a decay early, we may be able to treat it without complexity procedure, such as crown and root canal therapy. If decay is not detected soon enough, you may not know you have a problem until it is causing you some pain or discomfort, which sometimes leads you to the necessity of root canal thrapy or extraction.   X-rays reveal:

  • cavities between teeth, under the gums and around old fillings
  • bone loss due to periodontal disease
  • problems below the gums, such as long or crooked tooth roots, location of the nerves