Very clean dentist. The doctor listened to me and avoided sensitive areas and helped me with all the questions I had. He was most helpful in offering to do whatever I felt comfortable with my situation. Will definitely be returning to fix what needs done and cleaning down the road.
Dr. Baioni and the rest of our team at Peak Dental Care want to be your go-to resource for everything from essential preventive care to last-minute emergency dentistry near Bella Vista. Since we are a short 20-minute drive away, we can! Taking AR-340 and AR-94, you’ll find us by the Pea Ridge Water Department and the Pea Ridge Community Library. Our team is here to make locating us as easy as possible, so, if you have any trouble finding us, don’t hesitate to get in touch!
We know that many of our patients value doing their research online before reaching out, which is why we go the extra mile to answer as many questions as we can right here on our website. With this in mind, we’re responding to some of the most frequently asked questions below. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for or would simply prefer to speak directly with our team, don’t hesitate to reach out!
Think you can’t afford a dentist? Think again! Our team at Peak Dental Care is proud to offer our patients two options for making their dental care more affordable: dental insurance and flexible financing. While dental insurance helps keep your out-of-pocket expenses to a minimum, flexible financing allows you to space-out your payments into budget-friendly chunks.
It’s worth noting that it’s not dentistry that’s expensive; it’s neglect. If you don’t prioritize your routine checkups or schedule an appointment when an unusual symptom, like a toothache, arises, then you increase your chances of needing a more extensive (and probably costly) treatment down the line.
On average, a dental checkup and cleaning in the US costs between $200 and $350. That’s before important factors are taken into consideration, however, like the need for X-rays and dental insurance coverage.
Remember, essential preventive care, like six-month dental checkups, can benefit both your smile and your wallet. In addition to catching cavities and gum disease in the early stages, these routine appointments also allow our dentist to screen for non-dental issues, like oral cancer. If that wasn’t reason enough to prioritize these visits, they also allow your hygienist to give your teeth a thorough cleaning, removing stubborn plaque and tartar in the process.
If you sustain a dental injury, then you need to seek treatment as soon as possible. If you don’t, the root of the problem can continue to progress, resulting in further complications. So, the best thing to do is call our office and speak directly with one of our knowledgeable team members. We will do everything we can not only to walk you through the next best steps, but also to pencil you in for the next available appointment.
Note: if your dental injury has resulted in a potentially life-threatening symptom, like difficulty breathing, the inability to swallow, a fractured jaw, or uncontrollable bleeding, then calling 911 or heading to your nearest ER should be your top priority. Once you get the medical attention you need, you can get in touch with our team to schedule a same-day appointment.
To start, all dentists in the U.S. need to earn their Doctor of Dental Medicine or Doctor of Dental Sciences from one of 67 accredited dental schools. Typically, an undergraduate degree that focuses heavily on math and science proceeds this. To maintain their license to practice, a dentist needs to complete the required number of continuing education credits (which varies from state to state).
Dr. Baioni completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Arkansas before earning his dental doctorate at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He then worked at a community health clinic, and he continues to maintain an active membership with professional organizations, like the American Dental Association and the Arkansas Dental Association.