January 7, 2017
Do you have new dental insurance benefits in 2017? No worries, we will help you with the details. As a courtesy to our patients, we obtain a full run down of insurance benefits. This run down includes information outlining what your insurance will cover on dental procedures and what your out of pocket cost is estimated to be.
If you do have new dental benefits, please come to your next visit with us 5-10 minutes early with your new insurance card. We will call and take care all the details from there! No card? Don’t worry. Some insurance companies don’t issue a card. Speak with your HR or insurance facilitator at work before you come in to get the necessary information. Here is what you’ll need to know: insurance company name, customer service phone number to reach them, group number and either your social security number or subscriber ID number.
Although our staff will always work hard to provide you with the most accurate information possible, it is the responsibility of the plan holder be aware of changes to insurance coverage and estimates are not a guarantee of benefits.
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December 16, 2016
Thank you to everyone who donated food to our Hunger Task Force food drive this season. We are glad to say that we collected over 250 lbs of food! Those who donated were entered to win a gift basket. We drew one random winner. Congrats to Jenny B. We hope you enjoy your awesome gift.
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December 13, 2016
Please note that our office will be closed on Monday, December 26th and Monday January 2nd for the holidays. We wish all of your a great holiday season!
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October 31, 2016
Our office is excited to be hosting our annual food drive! We are proud to be collecting money and non-perishable food donations for our sixth year in a row. Staff and patients can donate non perishable food items during normal office hours through November 30th. For each donation given, you will receive an entry into the drawing for this years gift basket valued at $550.00. The basket includes: 2 adult Sonicare electric brushes, 2 Sonicare brushes for children, $25 Starbucks gift card, 2 gift certificates for custom whitening trays, 4 Elmbrook can Koozie’s and some lip balm.
Needs ideas on what to donate? Here are some thoughts: peanut butter, cereal, stuffing mix, soup, noodles, spaghetti sauce, crackers, canned or jarred fruit.
Contest details: Those who donate can get multiple entries by dropping off food items on different days. Limit one entry per person per day. You don’t need an appointment in order to stop in and donate! Contest winner has 3 business days to contact our office and arrange for prize pick up. A runner up will be chosen if the initial prize winner does not contact us within that time.
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October 2, 2016
Did you know that if you don’t use all of your dental insurance benefits this year, you lose them forever? That’s right – no dental benefit plan we know of allows you to carry unused benefits over to the following year. If you don’t use them, you lose them!
You may have benefits remaining this year. Waiting until next year means that not only will you lose any unused benefits for this year, but also that you’ll have to first satisfy a new year’s deductible before any benefits will be paid.
If you have been postponing dental treatment, call our office to see if you have benefits remaining this year. We also have various financing options to help with any portion not covered by dental insurance. If you have no dental needs at this time, good for you! Please just accept this as a reminder that we are concerned with keeping your out-of-pocket dental costs to a minimum.
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September 19, 2016
photo courtesy of: http://mchoralhealth.org/PediatricOH/mod7_3_2.htm
Many times parents ask us when their child should be getting certain teeth, or when they should expect loose teeth. The answer to this is not black and white. In fact, it is the most variable thing in development and often greatly varies from child to child. Here is a chart with general guidelines for you to follow. If your child does not follow these age guidelines, don’t worry! They may just be a bit ahead or a bit behind schedule. Your dentist and hygienist can monitor this through routine digital x-rays.
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September 5, 2016
On the first Monday in September, we celebrate Labor Day. This long weekend free from work is in honor of the American Labor Movement. Years ago, there was no standard 40 hour work week. Workers across the country often put in more than what we consider standard “full time” hours with no regulations and often no weekends. Union workers worked to put laws and regulations in to place that standardized a 40 hour work week and allowed workers to have weekends off from typical work. Since the holiday became federally recognized in 1894, many of us have been enjoying a day off of work to spend with families and grilling out. Our office will be closed to day in observance of the holiday. Here are a few recipes we think you might enjoy at your gatherings today. Enjoy!
Grilled Backyard Beer Burgers: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/grilled-backyard-beer-burgers/11f3bf47-37ec-49c4-a669-6c3f6641a918
Awesome Pasta Salad: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/52734/awesome-pasta-salad/
Grilled Peaches and Cream: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/86362/grilled-peaches-and-cream/?internalSource=hn_carousel%2003_Grilled%20Peaches%20and%20Cream&referringId=2575&referringContentType=recipe%20hub&referringPosition=carousel%2003
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August 29, 2016
Perhaps you have heard the buzz already, but for those of you who haven’t heard, Elmbrook Family Dental was voted the best dentist in the Greater Milwaukee area by our own patients. You, as readers of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel voted and helped us take first place! Words cannot describe how honored we are that people took the time to vote and spread the word about our office. We have been so blessed to grow our patient base over the years. Dr Brunner, Dr Taibl, Dr Tack and Dr McGinn take pride in caring for all of our patients dental needs. Some of you who have been a part of our practice for over 20 years! You continue to trust us and refer your family and friends to our office. We are so thankful for all of you and the confidence you have in us.
Follow this link for the article: http://jsonline.secondstreetapp.com/l/2016-Top-Choice-Voting/Ballot/HealthCare
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July 29, 2016
Dr Tack turned 35 on July 15th. She had a weekend full of celebrations with those she loves the most. Friday morning, her good friends Cynthia and Kristin through a surprise party for her at 5:30am. They enjoyed fruit, coffee, breakfast sandwiches and this fantastic doughnut cake. Family flew in from out of town as a surprise to celebrate with her as well.
Friday and Saturday night she had some great dinners out at Bacchus and Rare. Sunday she finished the weekend off with even MORE great food at Pizza Man with her brother and his family.
Happy Birthday Dr Tack!
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July 22, 2016
We are so blessed to have such a growing practice. A large part of our growth is because we have dedicated patients like you who commit to regular dental visits and to referring your friends and family to do the same. We are so thankful for each one of you and are glad to provide service to the Brookfield and surrounding communities. We have recently remodeled our office, added a few more staff members and extended our business hours in order to make it easier for you to schedule appointments with us.
Although some of you love coming to the dentist, we are well aware that there are many of you who have some anxieties about dental work. Our top priority is to provide quality care to all of our patients so they can have a healthy, long lasting smile. Second to quality care, we want you to have a comfortable, anxiety free visits with us.
We have many ways to take your mind off of the worries of your visit and make the time fly by fast! In our reception area, we have a beverage station with water and coffee and tea for you to enjoy. Be sure you enter our drawing for free custom whitening trays when you check in! Once you get to your treatment room, you can watch a TV right above your head during your appointment. If you’ve had a longer procedure, we might even treat you to a smoothie or frozen custard shake to help with inflammation and calm a grumbling tummy. And recently, we have even caught a few Pokemon characters hiding around the office! What better ways to make for a more fun visit?
Thank you for being such wonderful patients and allowing us to be your dental team.
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