FAQs :

What Makes Dr. Herget different than all other Dentists in the Area ?


Dr. Herget has been treating patients in Mayville for 30+ years.   Dr. Herget still believes in caring, personal service; and his team specializes in providing the highest quality care and customer service, while crafting and maintaining attractive healthy smiles.  You will never feel like you’re just a number.  If you are looking for quality, family, and reasonably priced dentistry : Dr. James J. Herget is your dentist of choice.

Will you accept referrals from family and friends ?     Yes, they are always appreciated.

What do I do if I have an emergency ?    CLICK HERE

What are your office hours ?      7:45 am - 5:00pm     Monday thru Thursday

What services do you offer :  CLICK HERE

I am very Anxious/Scared- do you have any tips before I arrive ?   Yes

It’s very common for patients to feel dental anxiety or uneasiness before or during their dental appointments. Here are some tips to help you overcome your fear of the dentist:

Talk with the dental hygienist about your dental anxiety so she can explain what procedures involve so you know what to expect. She is there to make your experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

  • Patients often say that their fears were worse than the actual procedure and that if they’d only known what to expect they would have been less anxious.
  • Bring someone you trust to your appointment to wait in the reception area they can provide comfort and reduce dental anxiety.
  • Arrive early to your appointment Stress management can start just by reading a magazine in the waiting room, or sitting a few minutes meditating.
  • Do you offer Implants ?     YES

    Click Here : to learn more about Dental Implants         

    Do you make Crowns/Caps ?   YES   

    Click Here : to learn more about Dental Crowns Caps

    Do you accept my dental insurance ?      Usually,   YES

    Click Here : to view a list of Insurance Plans we have used in the past.

    Are you accepting new patients ?     YES

    Our Promise :

    We will do everything possible to make sure you have the best dental experience possible. That means Dr. Herget and his staff will promise to be friendly and non-judgmental. We have no hidden fees or inflated pricing. .

    With Our Promise comes:

    • Experienced, judgment-free care
    • Everyday low prices
    • No surprises

    How do I find out if my insurance company will cover my dental procedures ?

    One of the free services we offer is helping patients with answers to questions about insurance coverage. We can contact your insurance company directly and send in pre-treatment estimates for specific dental procedures. All this is done no charge to the patient.

    Do you accept BadgerCare/Forward Insurance Plans ?   I am Very Sorry, No

           For a list of BadgerCare/Forward Providers - CLICK HERE -

    Does Medicare pay for dental treatment ?    No, BUT

    There are a few Dental Plans that can be be added/purchased to Medicare plans - Delta Dental is one company that has such a plan.

    I don't have dental insurance, how do I pay for my dental care ? 

    We accept cash, checks, MasterCard, VISA, Discover, and CareCredit cards. If the patient has no dental insurance coverage, payment in full is due day of service.

    Do you offer financing of dental work ?    YES 

    We use the largest healthcare financing company in the United States - CareCredit.  All financing and payments of dental work are done through and approved by Care Credit.  We do not do "in-house" financing or payment plans. Click on the link below and Apply today!


    Are there any medical conditions I should tell the office about before my appointme             YES !!

    t is important to disclose all health information to the office manager prior to your appointment. Certain medical conditions affect your dental treatment such as heart conditions, taking blood thinners, placement of an artificial joint ( ex. hip/knee ), and taking bisphosphonate drugs ( ex. Fosamax ).  It is best to allow time for our office to contact your medical doctors for instructions, prior to dental treatment in these cases. 

    Do I Need antibiotics prior to my dental appointment ?  

    At times physicians may recommend a patient take antibiotics before certain dental procedures.  This is called “ Antibiotic Prophylaxis ”.

    Antibiotic prophylaxis should be considered for people with: 

    1. A prosthetic heart valve or who have had a heart valve repaired with prosthetic material.
    2. A history of endocarditis.
    3. A heart transplant with abnormal heart valve function
    4. Certain congenital heart defects including:
      • Cyanotic congenital heart disease (birth defects with oxygen levels lower than normal), that has not been fully repaired, including children who have had a surgical shunts and conduits.
      • A congenital heart defect that's been completely repaired with prosthetic material or a device for the first six months after the repair procedure.
      • Repaired congenital heart disease with residual defects, such as persisting leaks or abnormal flow at or adjacent to a prosthetic patch or prosthetic device.
    • Cyanotic congenital heart disease (birth defects with oxygen levels lower than normal), that has not been fully repaired, including children who have had a surgical shunts and conduits.
    • A congenital heart defect that's been completely repaired with prosthetic material or a device for the first six months after the repair procedure.
    • Repaired congenital heart disease with residual defects, such as persisting leaks or abnormal flow at or adjacent to a prosthetic patch or prosthetic device.

    Antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines have also been developed for people who have orthopedic implants such as artificial joints.  The ADA no longer recommends antibiotics for everyone with artificial joints.  As a result, Dr. Herget will rely on your orthopedic surgeon to determine when antibiotics are appropriate for patients with orthopedic implants.  For example, antibiotic prophylaxis might be useful for patients who have had a complication involving the placement of their artificial joint, have compromised immune systems ( for example : diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, chemotherapy, and chronic steroid use).  If you have a heart condition, or an orthopedic implant, talk with your physician about whether antibiotic prophylaxis before dental treatment is right for you. 

    Do you repair broken Partial or Full Dentures ?     YES

    Do you make Full Dentures ?    No

    Need a full denture at a great price ?   Visit the following website for more info:


    Do you extract/pull teeth ?     YES

    About 20% of the cases we do need to refer to an Oral Surgeon.

    Click Here for more information about extractions

    How long is an "Initial" Visit ?       1 Hour for an Adult / 45 minutes for Kids

    At the first visit the patient will get their teeth cleaned, digital low radiation x-rays, intra-oral photographs of their teeth, and a complete exam . Also, any needed treatment will be discussed, and a plan to restore your teeth will be completed.  After the first visit, the recall 6 month visits are approximately 15 minutes shorter.

    How long are "Recall" Visits ?       45 minutes for an Adult / 30 minutes for Kids

    How often should I have a dental exam and cleaning ?

    You should have your teeth checked and cleaned at least twice a year ( usually every 6 months ), although the dentist or dental hygienist may recommend more frequent visits in cases where gum disease is detected.

    Do you offer orthodontics/braces ?     

    No - but CLICK HERE for a list of orthodontists in your area: 

    If I have braces, do I still need dental checkups every six months ?    YES

    In fact, it’s even more important for patients receiving orthodontic treatment to visit their dentist regularly.  With braces, food may be caught in places your toothbrush can’t reach. This causes bacteria to build up and can lead to cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease.

    Where exactly is your office located in Mayville ?      Click Here

    I do not know much about my teeth or dentistry.   How can I learn more ?

    CLICK HERE :  to watch videos about most dental topics

    What are Patient "Rights and Responsibilities" as accepted by the ADA?    

    Dental Patient Bill of Rights:

    You have a right
    To quality dental care provided in a safe and effective manner

    You have a right
    To expect dental team members to use appropriate infection control and sterilization methods.

    You have a right
    To know the education and training of your dentist and the dental team.

    You have a right
    To ask your dentist to explain all treatment options regardless of coverage or cost.

    You have a right
    To ask about treatment alternatives, including advantages and disadvantages.

    You have a right
    To schedule an appointment with your dentist in a timely manner.

    You have a right
    To reasonable arrangements for dental care and emergency treatment.

    You have a right
    To know in advance the expected cost of your dental treatment.

    Dental Patient Responsibilities:

    You have the responsibility
    To provide, to the best of your ability, accurate, honest and complete information about your medical and dental history and current health status.

    You have the responsibility
    To understand and sign an informed consent.

    You have the responsibility
    To understand the necessity and importance of diagnostic procedures recommended by your dentist.

    You have the responsibility
    To adhere to regular oral health home care recommendations.

    You have the responsibility
    For consequences resulting from declining treatment or from not following the agreed upon treatment plan.

    You have the responsibility
    For appropriate behavior allowing for the delivery of quality dental care.

    You have the responsibility
    For maintaining appointments in a regular and timely manner

    You have the responsibility
    To assure that your financial obligations for dental care received are fulfilled.



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