Dental FAQs for Hampton Roads Dentist

Are you accepting new patients?

Yes, First Light Dental of Coastal Virginia gladly welcomes new patients from Poquoson, Yorktown, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, and the surrounding Hampton Roads community.

Do you see children?

Yes, Dr. William Harper is a family dentist who treats children. We encourage parents to bring their children with them to the dentist early so that they become comfortable with our office and staff.

Do you accept dental insurance?

Dr. Harper is a CIGNA dental provider and is also a participating dentist with UHC dental insurance. We accept and file for all other dental insurance, and we will submit all claim forms on your behalf. We also work with military families and accept military benefits. Contact our office for specific questions.

What do I do if I have a dental emergency?

If you have a dental emergency, contact our office for further instruction. If your emergency occurs during normal office hours, we will do our best to see you as quickly as possible. For emergencies happening after hours or during the weekend, contact our office for an emergency number to reach the dentist. We will get in touch with you quickly to recommend a course of treatment.

How often should I visit the dentist for teeth cleaning?

The American Dental Association recommends a minimum of two visits per year (every six months) for an oral examination and professional dental cleaning. Some patients benefit from more frequent visits, your dentist will recommend a schedule that is best suited for your condition.

Do you offer cosmetic dentistry?

Yes, Dr. Harper has extensive experience in cosmetic dentistry. We offer a number of cosmetic dental procedures, including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and cosmetic bonding.