Patient Information

The staff at Smile Tucson Family Dentistry is committed to providing excellent dental care in a comfortable environment where patients can relax and feel at ease. Here you will find information on what to expect during your first appointment.

Contact Us

We are happy to hear from you, answer your questions, and schedule an appointment. Call Smile Tucson Family Dentistry at 520-477-8662 or stop by our office.
8295 N. Cortaro Road #137
Tucson, AZ 85743

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New Patients

It is easy to make an appointment for your initial examination and dental treatments. Call 520-477-8662 to speak with a staff member.



Office Visits

Our practice is committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, high-quality dental care. We understand that you, or your child, may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. We are sensitive to your needs, and it is our goal to make you feel comfortable visiting our practice while providing the best care possible.

Your first visit is all about you – your comfort, your happiness, and your health.

During your first visit, we will review your dental and medical history forms, and take X-rays and photos of your teeth and mouth. Then, the doctor will meet with you to discuss your X-rays, help create your own individualized treatment plan, and answer any questions that you may have. Depending on your gum health, one of our hygienists may or may not be able to clean and polish your teeth the same day as your new patient exam. The hygienist and doctor will check your teeth and gums for any cavities or early signs of tooth decay or gingivitis.

Bring your smile, but also remember to bring these with you to your first appointment:

  • Your completed patient information forms
  • Your insurance card
  • Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining a healthy smile!

    The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

    We understand that you have a busy schedule, so when you're preparing to visit the dentist, please remember that your appointments can last between 50 and 90 minutes.



    Financial Information

    The cost of your treatment will vary depending on your individual needs and treatment plan. We will discuss with you the cost of your treatment and each of your available payment options before you begin, so that you can make the best choices for your dental health.

    Our practice accepts most major credit cards and insurance plans.

    Our office staff is always available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork. We will work with your insurance provider to make sure that your coverage meets your needs and your budget. Please understand we strive to estimate your benefits as closely as possible, however, due to various factors, fees cannot be exact.

    Please let us know if you have any questions about your insurance coverage.



    Affordable Payment Plans

    Your smile is yours forever, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the best dental care when you need it. If you need payment flexibility, our office accepts CARE credit.


    Payment Methods – Check or Cash Accepted

    Welcome to
    Smile Tucson Family Dentistry

    Making an Appointment

    It is easy to make an appointment for your initial examination and dental treatments with Smile Tucson Family Dentistry. Simply call 520-477-8662 and one of our friendly team members will be happy to assist you. If you schedule an appointment and something comes up, please call and cancel 24 hours in advance so that we can accommodate other patient requests.

    What to Expect

    Walk into our lobby where you will be greeted by our friendly staff. We will provide you with new patient paperwork that includes a health questionnaire, request for your insurance information and contact information. We will also provide you with information to familiarize you with our office and how we handle things like patient privacy.

    Initial Examination

    Your initial dental exam will take around one hour. The expert staff at Smile Tucson Family Dentistry will ask you questions, get to know your oral hygiene routine, and listen to your health concerns. We believe in educating patients and empowering them to make good choices to improve their oral health. We will demonstrate how to properly care for your teeth and make additional suggestions as needed. Our dental hygienist will clean your teeth then Dr. Ricks will complete your examination and make recommendations for proposed dental treatments.

    Pain Concerns

    We work to ensure our patients feel comfortable, and that includes minimizing their pain as much as possible. If you are undergoing a dental procedure, Dr. Ricks will meet with you to discuss your pain tolerance and create a plan for pain management. Working together, we will treat your dental health problems in a way that minimizes pain and enables you to get back to your life faster.

    Dental Insurance

    We accept a variety of insurance providers and endeavor to accommodate our patients' request. Please call our office at 520-477-8662 to see if we are currently working with your insurance provider.

    Our pricing structure is designed to ensure that patients are able to receive the high quality dental care they deserve. If your dental insurance will not cover all of your dental treatments, we will work with you to identify a payment solution. We are health care professionals first and will work with you to make sure you receive the treatment you need.

    Financial Policy

    Smile Tucson Family Dentistry provides high quality dental care to families throughout the Tucson area. We understand that every dental patient has different financial needs. We will work with you to find a solution that enables you to get the dental care you need, with or without insurance. Call our office to ask about our different payment options that may include cash, check, financing, and credit cards. We provide budget friendly dental care so call today and learn how Smile Tucson Family Dentistry is the solution to all of your oral health needs.