Northwest Arkansas Family Dental
Fayetteville, AR Dentist


What You Need to Know about Insurance and Financial Options for Your Dentistry

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It seems like dental insurance covers less and less these days. Many major providers seem to charge more and pay less. We are preferred providers for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Guardian Insurance, and Delta Dental in our Fayetteville dental office.

Even as a preferred provider, we find that dental insurance should be considered more of a discount than a catch-all for coverage.

Dental Insurance Is Not Like Medical

Dental insurance is designed for people who are generally healthy. Preventive services are often covered between 80-100%, and major services are covered at lower percentages – sometimes as low as 30-50% covered, and the yearly limitations are restrictive.

Just Because It Is Not Covered ...

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5 Things Every American Should Know about Dental Insurance

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Considering that barbers used to be in charge of dentistry, performing extractions alongside haircuts and straight shaves, oral care has come a long way. Now dentistry is a serious profession all its own and in order to become a dentist, candidates are subjected to the same rigorous training as medical doctors. This makes sense, of course, since dentists are doctors for the mouth and jaw.

If you have dental insurance, you probably noticed that when you need your six-month cleaning, dental insurance is great – it may even cover the cost of your entire cleaning, exam, and x-rays. If you break a tooth, however, you might have noticed that is where ...

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Dental Technology

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Improvements in Dental Technology

With so many dental offices available to you and your family today, one great way to choose your team is by taking a look at what technology is being used. Improvements in dental technology really can make a difference in how you experience your treatments, and in how effective your diagnosis and procedures are. Here are some of the best updates that you may see in a dental office:

  • Electric handpieces: Electric options for dental drills are much quieter, which helps with that drill sound that so many patients hate. Electric tools are also smoother and more effective. If you or your family members have dental anxieties, this ...

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Coffee Drinker?

Teeth Whitening Fayetteville AR | Coffee Drinkers

Now that the weather is turning a little cooler the need for that coffee increases.  The nice warmth as you hold that cup of coffee, and the rich aroma of all those flavors.Half of Americans start their day with a cup or more of coffee every day.  Many more people continue to enjoy that cup of coffee throughout the day.  Are you a coffee lover like me, how does that relate to our oral health? Northwest Family Arkansas wants you to take this quiz and see how it affects your dental well being.


1. True/False - Once you whiten your teeth, you can never drink coffee again.

2.  True/False- Those people that ...

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CAD CAM Dentistry

CAD CAM Dentistry Fayetteville AR

We are very excited here at Northwest Family Dentist, Dr. Kifer and Dr. Bowen can offer crowns in one visit for most patients.  CAD/CAM dentistry is a specific field of dentistry that uses computer design and manufacturing technology to address various types of restorations.

What is CAD CAM Dentistry?

If the thought of making multiple trips to the dentist to fix a tooth problem, Dr. Kifer and Dr. Bowen have the solution for you.  Using the CAD/CAM technology to make your visit as pain-free and time sensitive as possible.  Northwest Arkansas Family Dental, uses this technology to create a ceramic inlay, onlay, or crown that fits your tooth perfectly in one visit.

How ...

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Summer Time

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Have You Had Your Twice Yearly Cleaning Yet?

Life is busy and it easy for time to slip away and then we realize we haven't had our hygiene visit for months or even years!  At Northwest Arkansas Family Dental, we understand how things can get in your way of taking care of you and your families' needs when it comes to dental appointments.  The most important thing to remember is your dental health is in good hands with Dr. Kifer and Dr. Bowen.  We are ready to help you get back on track!

The advancements in dental technology have made it even easier for even routine dental hygiene visits. At Northwest Arkansas Family ...

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Veteran's Day Contest

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Our office wanted a special way to say thank you to all of our veterans for Veterans Day and you can be a part of it! Do you know a veteran who could use $1,000 worth of dental work? In honor of Veterans Day we will be accepting nominations for this special “thank you”.

Nominations need to be a local veteran. Submit your nomination, complete with the reason you think he or she should be chosen to win, via email to [email protected]. We will select the winner on Veterans Day.

We appreciate those who have served and sacrificed for our country and ...

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