Patient Information

Our team must first gather information about your medical history and current health condition before providing orthodontic treatment.

This information will allow us to develop the right treatment plan for your specific smile goals and needs. Do not hesitate to seek orthodontic care. Our team can help you get the smile you have always wanted. Contact us today at (408) 500-0810 to learn more about our services or schedule an appointment.

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    New Patients

    It is easy to make an appointment for your initial examination and orthodontic treatments. Call 408-500-0810 to speak with a staff member.

    Payment Methods – Check, Credit Cards, and Cash Accepted

    We also accept HSA and FSA.

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    Richard R. Gallagher DDS MSD MSE PhD Inc.

    Making An Appointment

    Making an Appointment

    It is easy to make an appointment for your complimentary orthodontic examination and orthodontic appointments with Richard R. Gallagher DDS MSD MSE PhD Inc.. Simply call 408-500-0810 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.

    Your Visit to Richard R. Gallagher DDS MSD MSE PhD Inc.

    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

    Initial Examination

    Your initial orthodontic exam will take around one hour and will consist of two digital x-rays (panoramic and cephalometric), photographs (facial and intra-oral), and a comprehensive exam. Dr. Gallagher will thoroughly examine your or your child’s teeth, assess the bite, and review your digital x-rays, photographs, and dental and medical histories in order to provide you with a diagnosis and potential treatment options. Then, our Financial/Treatment Coordinator will meet with you to discuss the estimated cost of orthodontic treatment and provide you with payment options and mechanisms for financing treatment. If you have dental insurance, please provide this information when scheduling your appointment. We will check your insurance prior to your visit in order to factor your orthodontic insurance coverage into your payment options.

    Dental Insurance

    Dental Insurance

    We accept all PPO insurances and are in network with Delta Dental Premier CA. Please call our office at 408-500-0810 to provide us with your dental insurance information prior to your first visit so that we can check the insurance benefits to determine your orthodontic coverage. Orthodontic benefits differ from regular dental coverage. Insurance policies vary and most have life-time maximum orthodontic benefits and/or age limits.

    Financial Policy

    Financial Policy

    Richard R. Gallagher DDS MSD MSE PhD Inc. provides high quality orthodontic care and affordable treatment to families throughout Gilroy, Hollister and the surrounding areas. We will work with you to find a solution that enables you to get the orthodontic care you need, with or without insurance. Fees and payment options will be discussed prior to starting treatment and every effort is given to create a personalized payment plan for you. We offer interest-free monthly payment plans, discounts for immediate family members and a bookkeeping courtesy for “payment-in-full” prior to the start of treatment. We accept cash, checks, VISA, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, CareCredit, Apple Pay and HSA/FSA payments. And, we offer the convenience of AutoPay for your recurring monthly payments.