Specialist - Gum Disease & Dental Implants

General & Cosmetic Dentistry

Patient Information

Scheduling Information
Our office hours are:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8 AM – 5 PM.

To schedule an appointment, please call (562) 597-5700.
We will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible.  If you have an emergency situation we will make every attempt to see you the same day.

At the time of your first visit, please provide the following information:
•    List of current medications
•    Dental insurance information
•    X-rays, if available

Please notify our office if you have one of the following medical conditions: artificial heart valve or joints, heart murmurs that require premedication, severe diabetes or hypertension.  

Insurance Plans and Financial Information
Thank you for selecting our office.  Payment for our services is due following your treatment.

Financial Policy:
1.    We accept cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.
2.    We offer a 5% discount if you pay the entire treatment plan fee by cash or check at the time treatment is performed.
3.    If you have dental insurance, we will assist you in collecting insurance reimbursements.  Your co-pay is due at the time services are performed.  Your treatment is not dictated by your available benefits.  Prior to treatment and upon request, we can obtain a predetermination of your dental benefits. 
4.    We accept Care Credit

Insurance Plans:
We accept the following insurance plans.  Please check with our office if your plan is not listed.   If Dr. Kaufman is not listed in your PPO network, please call our office, as your plan may still cover our services at little or no charge to you.

  • Aetna
  • Ameritis
  • Anthem
  • Assurant
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Connecticut General
  • Delta Dental of California
  • Delta Dental of (all 50 states)
  • First Dental Health
  • First Health
  • Genworth
  • Great West
  • Guardian
  • Metlife
  • Premier Access
  • Principal
  • Prudential
  • Southwest
  • Standard
  • Tricare
  • United Concordia
  • United Healthcare

Infection Control
Your safety is our greatest concern and we take pride in ensuring a clean and sterile office.

Our office uses every infection control procedure possible to eliminate disease transmission.  Our office exceeds the recommended standards from the American Dental Association (ADA) and Center for Disease Control (CDC).  

Between every patient the dental unit and chair are cleaned and disinfected.  All dental instruments are sterilized in accordance with the recommendations of the CDC and ADA.

What will happen at my first visit?
Dr. Kaufman will thoroughly examine your teeth to determine if you have bone loss or any signs of periodontal disease.

Will it hurt?
Dr. Kaufman will be as gentle as possible.

I am very anxious about my mouth and teeth, what can you suggest?
Dr. Kaufman is licensed by the State of California to perform IV conscious sedation.  Conscious sedation allows us to complete treatment while the patient is comfortably sedated.  You have no concept of time while under sedation, so long appointments seem to fly by.  You also have little or no recollection of the appointment once the sedation wears off.  This is a great option for anxious patients.

Will I need surgery?
It depends on the extent of your periodontal disease.  Dr. Kaufman will evaluate your individual situation and, together, you will discuss treatment options.  Not all conditions require surgery.

Can my teeth be saved?
Dr. Kaufman is able to save most teeth.

Do I need x-rays?
Please bring your x-rays if you already have them.  Let us know if none are available.