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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): General Information

How can we help you?

One way we develop trusting relationships with our patients is by being open, honest, and transparent. Dr. Ko and our dental team want you to feel confident coming to us with any question or concern you have and knowing you will get the facts you need to make informed decisions about your dental treatment.

Many of our patients share similar concerns, and we've included some of their questions on this page. If there's something else on your mind, we encourage you to contact us by email or by calling us at (253) 848-7281

General Information

We love treating families at 12 Dentistry! By providing comprehensive general dentistry for children, tweens, teens, and adults, we make it convenient for everyone for your family to receive quality dental care.

General Dentistry and Much More

Dr. Ron Ko is an experienced dentist in Puyallup who is as comfortable helping toddlers with their first dental visits as he is working with our senior patients’ unique needs. Check out the array of services we offer to accommodate your family’s ever-changing dental needs:

  • Dental exams and teeth cleanings
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Dental crowns and bridges
  • Dental implants
  • Root canals
  • Tooth extractions

Because we understand how great an attractive smile can make you feel, we also offer cosmetic dentistry, including clear aligner therapy, bonding, veneers, and teeth whitening.

We also offer emergency dental care, so you always have a dentist in Puyallup to turn if you or a family member develops a toothache or breaks a tooth.

Schedule a Family Dental Appointment

At 12 Dentistry, we want to make it easy to receive high-quality dental care in a warm and friendly family environment. If your family is due for routine cleanings and exams or you have other issues like cavities and gum disease to address, we’d love to help!

Please call us at (253) 848-7281, and we will be happy to help you schedule a family dental appointment.

At 12 Dentistry, we want to make it easy for you to receive quality dentistry, and one way is to assist you with all of your dental insurance needs. We are in-network with the following insurance plans and are happy to file all PPO claims on our patients’ behalf.

  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • GEHA Connection Dental Federal 
  • Guardian
  • MetLife
  • Regence
  • Regence Group Administrators (RGA). 
  • United Healthcare

Most people don’t realize that you can still visit a dentist who is out of your network. It works a bit differently because you pay us in full at the time of treatment, we submit and follow up on your claim, and the insurance company reimburses your covered portion directly to you. While you may not receive the discounted rate of an in-network dentist, many patients believe the quality of care they receive is worth the slight difference in cost.

We also work with CareCredit, a third-party lender that makes it convenient to finance the cost of your dental care with low-interest and no-interest loans. In addition to dentistry, you can also use CareCredit for health and wellness needs like vision, hearing, dermatology, and veterinary expenses.

We take the health and well-being of our older population very seriously. If you are a senior who is uninsured, we are pleased to offer a five percent discount for cash payments.

If you have any questions about insurance or financing, please call our Puyallup dental office, and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.

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