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It’s A New Year and A Perfect Time to Visit the Dentist

What’s Holding You Back From Visiting Your Dentist?

We know the idea of booking your next dental hygiene cleaning and checkup might be low on your priority list. Many people are anxious about visiting the dentist for a variety of reasons. No matter what has held you back in the past, let us reassure you: Here at GEMsmiles we promise to make your needs and comfort our top priority.

You already know why it’s important to visit us every six months – not only can regular dental checkups with Dr. Marcum keep your teeth and gums healthy, they can also help you maintain better overall health.

But we’re not going to lecture you on WHY you need to visit. Instead, we’ll address a few of the things that may be holding you back from booking your next appointment.



Full-time work, a long commute, running the kids to soccer practice… everyone is BUSY! It can be tough to squeeze anything extra into your schedule. We understand! That’s why we always promise to see you on-time, every time. Our office does not overbook appointments. In fact, your appointment time is reserved exclusively for YOU. Our one-on-one scheduling allows us to spend the necessary time with each of our patients and get you out of the office and on with your busy schedule frequently in less than one hour. Additionally, because of advanced technology, many treatments that used to require multiple appointments can now be completed in just one visit! We are conveniently open Monday through Thursday from 8am to 5pm (Fridays by appointment).


You may be anxious about your dental visit for a variety of reasons. Let us put you at ease! Your concerns are our concerns. We promise to fully explain your options; you are in full control of your choice of treatment. If at any time you’re nervous or uncomfortable in the chair, simply raise your hand and we will take a break.


You know you need to visit every six months, but somehow time slipped away and it’s been a year…or two…or more. Now you’re worried that when you finally visit, you’ll get the “raised eyebrow” and a lecture. Let us reassure you – we will not lecture you. When you are in our office you are in “the guilt free zone.”


We are a preferred provider for the following insurance companies: Delta Dental (Premier and PPO), Cigna Dental (PPO), Anthem Blue Cross (Select Contracts with Dental Blue-100)

Additionally, we will fully explain the costs associated with your treatment upfront so there are no mystery charges or surprises later. For more information about payment options and financing, visit our Patient Information page:

It’s the new year and a perfect time to turn over a new leaf for your dental health! No matter what’s held you back from visiting the dentist in the past, let us put you at ease. Book your appointment with Grant E. Marcum, D.D.S. a (805)238-1033 today!

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