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Dr Michael Pierquet


Affordable Dental Implants

How We Provide High Quality Dental Care At Lower Fees

We provide high quality dentistry

I’ve had patients come into my office and tell me they were hesitant to come in because they were wondering if my fees were too good to be true, and was it a scam or if I cut corners on the quality, and so let me just tell you that... 

We do not cut corners on quality, or use inferior labs or materials

But obviously we do some things differently because  if I had the same kind of practice as everyone else, I would need to charge like everyone else. 

When I decided to make it my mission to provide affordable implant dentistry, and created the Mini Implant Center, I wanted it to be  new school in a lot of ways with all the latest greatest technology, but at the same time old school in the way we treat people. In other words, we treat you like a person, not a widget.

We are the anti-big corporate office

You may not know it, but big corporate dental clinics are taking over. They are buying up local dental clinics, and turning them into corporate juggernauts. And they affiliate with all the various crappy dental insurance plans, PPOs, and HMOs that all drive down quality of dental care. And the way they make it work is by running through the highest volume of patients they can. That’s corporate dentistry

My office on the other hand, is the anti corporate office. I don’t see people in multiple treatment rooms and run room to room like a nut. I work in one treatment room and that’s it. So when you come to see me typically you’re the only patient in my office. I’m not going to lock you in a room and beat you over the head to get you to accept treatment, as in the stories I hear from some patients who come to see me from the big clinics.

We keep it small

When you see a  huge multi million dollar dental clinic, who do you think is paying for that? That’s right… it's the patients.

And if there is a big building to pay for, the doctor needs to see a high volume of patients and have a large staff to handle it all. You see what I’m saying? If you create a big machine, you have to feed it… every day.

My office on the other hand is nice... but it's small. We don't have fish tanks and waterfalls. And we don't give hand massages while you have treatment. We don't bake fresh cookies either. What does all that mean? It means I don't have a big overhead or a big building payment, and I don't need a big staff to run it. 

In fact, I have precisely one team member. That’s it.. I have one person to pay - not 10 or 20 or 30. You can do the math on that. Not having a huge building and a huge staff means I have a much lower overhead… and I pass those savings onto you.

We treat one patient at a time

The way we get by with one dental assistant is that we only treat one patient at a time. We do not run from room to room, jamming in people all over. When you have an appointment with me, you have my full attention. 

And just so you know, I don't work this way simply to save expenses. I do it because that is how I like to work. I believe in personalized care and treating people like people, not like numbers.

We automate everything by using technology

For example, when you schedule a consult, the process is 100% automated. You book your consult from our website live into our schedule, And our computer will automatically confirm your appointment by text and even send you appointment reminders. There is no human involvement needed in the process. no one is going to call you. My assistant has no time involved.

We minimize computer expenses

Guess what all my dentist buddies have - a very expensive computer system with workstations all over the place. That’s very expensive to buy, and it comes with very high monthly IT costs to maintain the system.

Guess what I have... An iPad. That’s it. And because of the way the world is now, I have a fantastic cloud based software to run everything. This means my assistant and I can run my office completely with just an iPad and a smart phone. 

We minimize billing and administrative expenses

I minimize my billing expenses because, well, there is no billing. Because again, that costs time and money. I don’t pay someone to process, and print, and mail statements, and then calling patients about their bills, etc.  What happens instead is that you and i will come up with  a treatment plan that works for you,  you pay for it, and then we will start treatment and do it as quickly and as efficiently as possible. If you need monthly financing we will work something out with that. 

If you have insurance let me just say that we are not a PPO provider for any plans BUT Most patients find that because of our reduced fee, they end up paying less out of pocket for treatment in our office compared to a PPO office anyway 

Basically instead of giving the insurance companies a big discount to be on one of those plans, we give the discount directly to you instead. For more info on how you benefit from the way we handle dental insurance check out the insurance page on our website by clicking here.

So that's how I practice. I have a small relaxed office, a small staff, I see one patient at a time. We minimize our expenses and pass the savings on to you. Thats how you get high tech, high quality implant treatment, but with drastically reduced fees.