Shipp Family Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Other

How can we help you?

The entire team at Shipp Family Dentistry believes in making sure your time with us is as relaxing and comfortable as possible. We strive to provide every member of your family with an atmosphere where they are comfortable asking questions and learning about taking care of their oral health.

We firmly believe that good oral health is important for the well-being of the entire body. Our mission is to provide our patients with a quality atmosphere where they can learn about taking care of their oral health and enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Columbus, MS dentist, Dr. Patrick Shipp, enjoys educating his patients and talking about how they can best take care of their oral health. We never want you to feel rushed; instead, we want to make sure your questions are answered so you fully understand why specific treatments might be recommended.

Some of the questions you have may already have been asked by other patients. We’ve compiled a list of those questions here, for your convenience. If you have questions that are not answered here, we invite you to give us a call or bring them to your appointment. Don’t worry about your question sounding silly; the only silly question is the one that goes unasked!


Stack of paper with a question mark on top near dentist in Columbus MSWe Work With You and Your Insurance

We are a premier provider for Delta Dental, and we will happily file claims with other insurance companies, even if we are not a provider. We have found that we can get better reimbursements for our patients by filing the claim ourselves. We want to do whatever we can to ensure you get the maximum out of the dental insurance benefits you paid for!

Because getting needed dental treatment shouldn’t be put off because of finances, we are pleased to offer other payment options as well. We accept cash, checks, and credit and debit cards.

Third-Party Financing

We also offer third-party financing through CareCredit. You can apply online and receive a credit decision in just a few minutes. CareCredit provides no- and low-cost interest rates to pay for your dental and other medical treatment needs. Your entire family is eligible to use CareCredit for their treatment needs as well, and you do not have to re-apply. CareCredit is a great way to make dental and medical expenses affordable because you can make a monthly payment that fits your budget. We don’t want you to put off needed treatment, and CareCredit means you do not have to.

Contact Our Columbus, MS Dentist Office!

If you'd like to discuss your payment options or financing options, contact our office today! We want to help you get the best dental care possible.

At Shipp Family Dentistry, we focus on building relationships with each of our patients that establish mutual trust and understanding. You would be surprised how much easier it is to receive oral care when you feel safe and comfortable with your dental team.

Even so, you may still be generally anxious, and we understand that. We’re pleased to offer gentle sedation with nitrous oxide at our Columbus dentist office. Nitrous oxide is perfect for many patients because it is mild and has no lingering after-effects. You’ll be able to relax and get the care you need, then get on with your busy day!

If you have concerns about visiting the dentist or suffer from dental anxiety, give us a call to discuss nitrous oxide (laughing gas) before your visit. We can safely administer a dose of laughing gas during your treatment, which will cause you to feel light, tingly, and far away from the stress you feel. 

The best part of receiving nitrous oxide is that the effects wear off in minutes, so you’ll be able to drive home by yourself and return to work or school if you need to. To learn more about our dental sedation, reach out today by calling (662) 329-3431.

Insurance files near Columbus dentist officeWe Work With You to Ensure You Benefit

Some dental insurance plans will cover preventive and diagnostic care at 100 percent or close to it. Often, additional services will be covered at discounted rates.

When you are a patient at our office, we will work with you and your insurance company to ensure you get the most benefit out of your dental insurance coverage. We will be upfront about treatment costs so you can take into account your insurance coverage as well as your out-of-pocket expenses.

We are pleased to be a premier provider for Delta Dental. If you have specific questions about Delta Dental, we invite you to give us a call.

We will also bill other insurance companies and do our best to help you maximize your benefits. Please note, however, that we do not take Medicaid.

Third-Party Financing Options

Because we don’t want our patients to put off needed treatment for the sake of finances, we are pleased to accept third-party financing options with CareCredit. The application process is easy and quick, and you’ll have a decision in just moments. You can use CareCredit for your entire family; no re-application is necessary. CareCredit offers an affordable way to spread out the cost of treatment so you can make monthly payments that fit within your budget.

Contact Shipp Family Dentistry in Columbus, MS

If you have questions about financing or want to discuss your dental insurance options, call our office today! 

Welcome to Shipp Family Dentistry, serving the greater Columbus area and all nearby locations and outlying areas. 

In our dental clinic, we offer family dentistry, with an emphasis on prevention, for patients of every age. We are also here for you in the event of a dental emergency. Also, don't forget our advanced treatments like cosmetic dentistry and dental implants for those looking to improve the function and aesthetics of their smile. 

Shipp Family Dentistry Has A New Address!

It's true! As of January 2021, we have moved, but we are only about a mile down the road from our previous location in Columbus, MS. Our telephone number and website remain the same. 

OUR NEW ADDRESS IS: 2313 Bluecutt Road Columbus, MS 39705

In this new dentist office, you'll still find the same commitment to patient care, the technologies that make for modern and easy dentistry, and a team who are always anxious to welcome you. 

We are also accepting new patients at our 2313 Bluecutt Road location, and we can't wait to greet and get to know more families in the area. 

Contact Our Dentist Office in Columbus to Schedule

If it's time for your next dental check-up, or if you're looking for quality dentistry in the Columbus area, a team member is standing by to get you started. Give Shipp Family Dentistry a call today at (662) 329-3431 to schedule your next appointment. 


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Shipp Family Dentistry is open for dental care in Columbus, MS. At this time, we are accepting new and returning patients. Please contact our office over the phone or online to schedule your next appointment.