A wise person once said: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Like daily dental home care, routine teeth cleanings in Santa Maria are vital for keeping your teeth and gums healthy and strong. We recommend seeing a dental hygienist at Santa Barbara Family Dentistry every six months for a professional cleaning and check-up.

Payment Options

Payment Options

Our patients are able to pay for their office visits and any treatments by cash, check, credit or debit card at the time of treatment. We also work with most major dental insurances, and offer third party financing options with approved credit. To discuss your payment options, insurance coverage or for questions about our financial services please call (805) 600-3853.

Santa Barbara Family Dentistry works with most insurance plans and would gladly submit a claim to your insurance company for your service. We are very knowledgeable when it comes to dental insurance and will assist you in understanding how your dental plan works and how to maximize your dental benefits. Please feel free to give us a call with any questions that you may have or to discuss your personal dental insurance situation.

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Accepted Payment Methods

Dental Insurance

We are preferred providers for the following dental benefit plans

Premier Access


Principal Financial Group

Western Growers




BlueCross BlueShield

First Dental Health

United Concordia Dental


Sun Life Financial



UABT United ag

The Standard

Delta Dental



Among others. If you don't see your dental insurance in our list provided please give us a call and let us assist you by verifying your specific dental benefit plan.

Credit and Debit Cards

Discover, MasterCard, American Express, And All Major Credit Cards.

Debit Cards and Checks.

Patient Financing

Wells Fargo



For your convenience, we are pleased to accept Wells Fargo, CareCredit, LendingClub and GreenSky Patient Financing.

Membership Plan

We also offer an affordable Membership Plan for patients without insurance. Read more about the covered benefits here.


What is the difference between types
of Dental Insurances?


The HMO/DMO insurance makes you go to a specific dentist in their plan. We welcome you to still come to our office, but you would not be able to receive any benefits.


Usually a PPO allows you to pick any dentist, within or outside of your network and will cover a portion of the work that you get done at our office. With these types of benefits, you can go to any dentist, but the dollar amount that they cover may vary.

Why does the amount for dental procedures vary so much?

Why does the amount for dental procedures vary so much at Santa Barbara Family Dentistry Image.

Why does the amount for dental procedures vary so much?

Dental benefits are all different because your employer and your insurance company have a contract that offers benefits based on the amount of the policy to your employer. This contract does not include your personal dentist in the defining of your benefits, that is why most of the time the insurance company does not cover the entire fee associated with your procedures.

Why don’t I get full coverage for dental work like I do for medical?

Dental benefits don’t cover 100% of your cost , as medical insurance does. A dental procedure, even a rather large one, will not usually have a big financial impact on someone, as would most major medical procedures. Dental insurance is considered a benefit or assistance toward dental costs.