To provide the excellent personalized care that our patients expect at Smiles for Life Dental Care, we have chosen to be an out-of-network provider. But we work with you to maximize benefits.  We provide a 5% discount for payment in full at time of service and 10% to our senior and veteran patients.  

Diana will submit to your insurance on your behalf and have any reimbursement owed to you, mailed directly to you. 

If it is important to you, prior to your appointment you may wish to contact your carrier to ask how much they cover under your plan.

Please do not be surprised – reimbursements are typically less than you might expect, especially for cosmetic procedures.

We accept the following methods of payment for your visits:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card

We believe that healthy teeth and great smiles don’t have to hurt your budget. Financing to get those bigger things in life that we want and need is often the right choice.

That is why we are proud to offer dental financing with CareCredit. With various options for short and long term financing and even 0% financing to help you get the healthy and gorgeous smile you’ve always wanted. Click on the links to learn more and apply.

CareCredit: A flexible and convenient way to pay for all of your healthcare expenses. Apply here for CareCredit financing.

At Smiles for Life Dental Care if any recommended restoration I place ever fails within 2 years, I will repair it, replace it, or even credit that amount toward alternative treatment if necessary, at no charge to you. -Dr. Joseph Juracka, DMD

New Patients

Time: Your new patient visit will take at least 90 minutes. You will receive the time you deserve to express your concerns, share your past experiences and to talk about what your goals and expectations are for your dental health and smile. This is time specifically for you to ask questions so that you can make informed decisions about the dental care that is best for you.

Oral Cancer Screening Exam: Oral cancer is on a rapid rise, especially in the low risk population. Your dentist should feel and examine from both sides your: neck, floor of the mouth, and cheeks. You should stick out your tongue and the dentist should move it side to side to view all parts of it. Early detection means a much better prognosis and outcome.

Thorough Medical and Dental History Review: Current research is proving just how critically important dental health is to your overall health. It is extremely important that a thorough medical and dental history be obtained and reviewed to make an accurate and proper diagnosis. Dr. Juracka will also ask about any problems or bad experiences you may have had. We know there is a human being with feelings and concerns attached to those teeth. We want to treat you, not just your teeth.

Complete Periodontal Charting: Periodontal gum and bone disease is the #1 undiagnosed illness in America and the #1 reason for tooth loss.

Periodontal charting is the process of measuring pockets – the space between a tooth and the gum tissue surrounding it. Your dentist or dental hygienist uses an instrument known as a probe and carefully inserts it into this space. The probe has markings like a tape measure that indicates how deep it can reach into this space to check the overall health of your gums.

Complete Series of Diagnostic X-ray Images: Caring for and treating you without x-ray images a dentist cannot diagnose what he/she cannot see. That is why detailed images (within 5 years) showing ALL of the teeth, roots, and bone holding the teeth in place are a part of any complete and thorough examination. Images show cavities, bone loss around teeth, tumors, infections, failing restorations, and much more.

State of the Art Digital Scan:  In addition to X-ray images, a digital scan is a fantastic diagnostic tool.  Dr. Juracka can use your scan to order orthodontic clear aligners, teeth whitening trays, mouth guards and more in real time from this first scan.  They also work to eliminate the need for traditional impressions in many cases giving the patient a more comfortable experience.

Yes! Before any treatment is rendered, Dr. Juracka will inform you of his findings. Then he will discuss different options, risks and benefits for any recommended treatment. He will give you time to address all of your concerns and answer your questions. 

Knowing what your treatment will be, how many visits it will take, and how you will be able to afford it should be clearly explained and easily understood before any care begins. That is what you can expect at Smiles For Life Dental Care.

We always welcome any patient or family considering us for their dental care to tour our office. This is simply a chance for you to meet us, view the beautiful office surroundings, note the impeccable cleanliness and see that you feel comfortable and confident in choosing Smiles for Life Dental Care as your dental home.

Come in for a Smile Consult to determine if we can help you, answer any questions you may have, and perhaps suggest some solutions to help you in your decision process.

The experience was well executed with all questions answered.

- James Carrese

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We're Saratoga Locals

Dr. Joseph Juracka's family loves Saratoga and all it has to offer. After being away for 20 years, Dr. Juracka moved home to raise his family and serve the community he loves. You will see us enjoying concerts at SPAC, playing and coaching Saratoga Miss Softball, volunteering with Girl Scouts of Northeastern NY, serving our veterans through the Veterans Business Council, playing Disc Golf in Saratoga Spa State Park as well as enjoying all that Saratoga Springs and our surrounding community has to offer. Thank you for welcoming us home, we look forward to serving you and having Smiles for Life Dental Care be your Dental Home.
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