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FAQs

Here are answers to questions frequently asked by our patients. Please do not hesitate to contact us if your question isn't answered here.

  1. What is the difference between a DMD and a DDS?
  2. Do you accept Medicaid or Medicare?
  3. Do you accept insurance?
  4. What are my payment options?
  5. What are your infection control procedures?

  1. What is the difference between the DMD and DDS degrees?

    DDS (“Doctor of Dental Surgery”) and DMD (“Doctor of Dental Medicine”) are the same degree. Both DDS and DMD indicate that your dentist graduated from an accredited dental school and meet the same curriculum requirements set by the American Dental Association. For more information, please visit the ADA's page about this topic .

    Rest assured, Dr. Chang has received extensive training at two renowned dental schools. For more information about Dr. Chang's background, please visit the About Us section of our website.

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  2. Do you accept Medicaid or Medicare?

    We do not accept Medicaid or Medicare.

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  3. Do you accept insurance?

    As a courtesy to our patients, our staff will help prepare the patient's insurance forms or assist in making collections from insurance companies and will credit any such collections to the patient's account. However, we cannot render services on the assumption that our charges will be paid by an insurance company. Any anticipated co-payment will be estimated and we will ask that pay it at the time of service. Should you have any financial problems that may result in the delayed payment of your bill, please do not hesitate to discuss the situation with our Office Manager.

    For more information, please read our Financial policy.

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  4. What are my payment options?

    We accept cash, check, Visa, and Mastercard.

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  5. What are your infection control procedures?

    Our infection control procedures meet all standards prescribed by the ADA, OSHA, and the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners.

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Sam Chang, D.M.D., P.A. | 119 North Churton Street | Hillsborough, North Carolina | (919) 732-8179