New Patient Information

We have put all new patient information on this page.  You can use these on-page links to navigate as you wish.

Saturday Appointments

Saturday appointments are available upon request.  Just mention you prefer Saturdays when you talk to Denise or Cheryl to schedule your appointment.

Dental Anxiety/Sedation

If you experience dental anxiety, we will make sure you are calm and comfortable before your appointment begins.  We do have nitrous oxide in our office.  Dr. Prato may also prescribe oral sedatives that can be used prior to and during your appointment as needed.  Most people do just fine without the sedation, but these options have been very effective for our patients who are anxious when receiving dental care.  We do not do intravenous, “IV”, sedation in our office.


Dr. Prato is very accommodating of emergencies and makes sure to provide immediate care to his patients when unforeseen circumstances arise.  If you are having a dental emergency, call our office at 209.952.5454, and we will make sure you are seen promptly.  If it is after hours or on a weekend, you will be directed to Dr. Prato’s emergency cell phone line.


We accept most PPO dental insurances including Delta Dental, Delta Dental Premiere, Humana, AARP, GEHA, Aetna, Cigna, MetLife, and Stanislaus Foundation.  Dr. Prato does not accept Med – Cal or Healthy Families.


For your convenience, we accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and we also offer short term payment plans.  For long term financing, we highly recommend using Care Credit.  Care credit finances medical and dental bills, paying the full amount to the provider, while working out a long term payment plan with the patient.


The best way to reach us is to call us.  If it is after hours, leave a message, and we will return your call the next business day.

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