Frequently Asked Questions

1.) What can I expect during my first appointment as a new patient at Collins Dental Group, P.C.?
Once the initial medical history forms have been completed, you will receive a comprehensive exam, complete with digital x-rays, a head and neck cancer screening, a periodontal evaluation and baseline dental charting. Dr. Collins, Dr. Deter, Dr. Newkirk, Dr. Wines or Dr. Woodrick will then discuss the current state of your dental health with you and develop a plan for your dental needs of the future. Serving new patients from the Sycamore, DeKalb, and surrounding communities.
2.) Can I reach a dentist if I have a dental emergency after hours?
Yes. Call Collins Dental Group, P.C. at (815) 758-3666 if you have a dental emergency. You will receive directions on how our current patients can reach one of our staff dentists. If you are not yet a patient, we will be happy to help you during normal business hours.
3.) Will you take me as a patient even though I do not have dental insurance?
Yes. We welcome all new patients. We have a variety of affordable payment options available to our patients including convenient dental payment plans for those who need it.
4.) Will you accept my insurance?
Most likely, yes. Dental insurance is designed to reduce the cost of dental care, not eliminate it. As a benefit, Collins Dental Group, P.C. will file all fee for service and out of network dental insurance claims for our patients. Unfortunately, we do not take HMO insurance.
5.) What cosmetic services do you offer?
Collins Dental Group, P.C. will help you create the smile you’ve always wanted with cosmetic dental services including: teeth veneers, bonding, 1-hour in-office teeth whitening with ZOOM! Whitening, custom at-home whitening kits and ceramic dental crowns for optimal esthetics. We also offer crowns and bridges that will match your natural tooth color or whiten your smile. We can help our patients with full affordable dental dentures and partial dentures, as well as dental implants to replace missing teeth.
6.) How much will my treatment cost?
The actual cost of your treatment will vary of course depending on the type and length of treatment. Collins Dental Group, P.C. is competitively priced, and accepts most dental insurance and offers convenient payment options as well. If you have specific questions about the costs of dental implants, veneers, dentures or some other specific treatment, please give us a call.


Dentists serving Sycamore, DeKalb and surrounding communities in Illinois