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What Our St. Joseph Dental Patients Can Expect

There’s a Warm Welcome Waiting.

Your first visit begins with a warm welcome to our comfortable, modern office. Check in and then relax with something from our beverage selection.

Your First Visit Experience

If you need a cleaning, you will be scheduled to meet with a hygienist to talk about any concerns, and go over your health history before getting any necessary x-rays taken. Once we have this base, your hygienist and Dr. Bratton will determine what kind of cleaning is needed.

After your cleaning, Dr. Bratton will then meet with you, spend some time getting to know you, and perform a comprehensive exam and oral cancer screening. She will also review your x-rays with you for an up-to-the-minute report on your oral health and any recommended treatment and thoroughly answer any questions you have. If your first visit is about a specific problem you want Dr. Bratton to address, that will be her first priority.

After your time with Dr. Bratton, someone from our staff will go over the details of the scheduling, costs, payment, and insurance coverage related to your treatment, also answering any questions you have.

New Patient Forms

We want to do everything we can to respect your time, so all the forms you need to complete prior to your first visit are available online. Simply download them from the button to the right, complete them at home, and then bring them with you when you visit. It’s a great time-saver.

Amenities & Comforts

If you don’t feel comfortable and relaxed, we don’t feel that we’ve given you our best. Your trust, calmness, and the ability to speak freely with us about your needs are key to giving you the level of treatment you deserve.  That’s why we offer all the comforts we can:

  • Blankets
  • Neck Pillows
  • Lip Balm
  • TV in Treatment Room
  • TV in Waiting Room
  • Movies to watch in treatment rooms
  • Music piped throughout the office
  • Bottled Water
  • Coffee/Tea Bar

If  there’s anything else you feel would make you feel good about being with us, please let us know.

Payment Options and Insurance

We never want finances to stand in your way when it comes to the dental treatment you need, so we strive to make the financial side of dentistry as easy as possible:

Payment Options

Insurance Options

We gladly offer a complimentary benefits check prior to any treatment and will file claims on your behalf. Bratton Dental Co. is in-network with:

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Metlife PDP +
  • Premier Dental
  • Dentaquest

Out of Network Treatment

In the case of an insurance provider with which we are out-of-network, Bratton Dental Co. will accept the company’s assignment of benefit, as long as you have paid your estimated portion up front.

Meet Some of Our Patients

As a practice focused on serving the community, we feel it’s best that you learn about us from the community. Here’s what some of our patients have to say about trusting their teeth to Bratton Dental Co.

If you’re nervous about visiting a dentist, Dr. Bratton Is the person you need to see. She’s extremely talented but more importantly, makes you feel at ease in her office. Would highly recommend to anyone who’s searching for a new dental office in St. Joseph 10/10

- Tanner B.

Dr. Bratton is phenomenal! I first started seeing her as my dentist and we started to talk about my discomfort with my jaw. She advised on some first steps we could make to help with the pain and go from there. I feel like I’m getting my life back. She truly cares about her patients and works to find the best solutions tailored to you. I live in Kansas City but I will drive to St. Joe to continue to get her amazing care! Office and staff are fantastic too! Call and book today!

- Molly M.

I have had bad experiences at the dentist throughout my life and because of this I neglected my teeth for a long time. About a year ago I gave dr bratton a shot after someone recommended her. She has done root canals, fillings, extractions on me you name it. I no longer have a fear of the dentist. She makes sure you’re 100% comfortable. It is always a good experience going to that office and dealing with any of them.

- Jake M.