Dentistry Services

When you choose the dental office of Donald J. Arima in McCleary, WA, you’re choosing a family dentist who provides everything you and your family need to keep your teeth and gums happy and healthy. Our services range from decay prevention with our dental hygienist and general dentistry to teeth straightening, tooth replacement, and cosmetic dentistry. 

Smile Whitening

SMILE

And the whole world smiles with you

Smile Whitening

Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you, so it’s important that you maintain your teeth and gums. Many people wait until they have pain or are experiencing discomfort or bleeding before they see a dentist, but this approach is akin to closing the barn doors after your horse has bolted. Proper decay prevention education and regular exams ensure that small dental issues are addressed properly before they become major problems. Though our talented team is able to repair most dental problems, you can save time and money by choosing us for your regular cleanings, exams, and preventative oral care.

We also provide a range of cosmetic dentistry options for those who have experienced chips, breaks, cracks, or tooth loss. Whether you need a tooth replacement and dental implant or only require veneers and inlays for restoration, we work hard to improve your smile effectively and efficiently.

Call us today to schedule your appointment or to ask about our complete line of general and cosmetic dentistry services. We look forward to helping you regain your confidence and your smile.

Straighter Teeth

Smile Straightening

STRAIGHTER TEETH, BRIGHTER SMILE

Get the straightest teeth with the best tools in the field. We'll help.

We’ll help you sort through the options to find the best treatment for you.

Straighter teeth lead to healthier gums, they’re easier to brush and floss. They lead to better overall oral and whole body health. Besides, they look a whole lot better. And that’s a reason to smile

Tooth Replacement

KEEP YOUR SMILE NATURAL

Come to us for state-of-the-art Tooth Replacement

Your teeth can be like slow-moving dominoes…if one falls down, the others will eventually follow.We will explain the importance of tooth replacement beyond the obvious. It will also provide the benefits of implant-supported dentures over regular dentures.

Tooth Replacement
Decay Prevention

Decay Prevention

GET A LEG UP ON GREAT OVERALL HEALTH

Regular dental visits support whole health

If  your eyes are the window to the soul, then your smile is the door. We help you understand how your oral health affects your overall health.  

Dental Fear Reduction

"IT'S TIME FOR YOUR DENTAL CHECK UP"

Does that phrase send shivers down your spine? Fear no More!

It is likely that you experienced some type of trauma as a child or perhaps been influenced by the media or stories from friends. The fact of the matter is that your fear is real and many people share those same feelings.

It is estimated that as many as 75% (234 Million people) of US adults experience some degree of dental fear, from mild to severe. For some, the fear is so great that they often experience a cycle of avoidance thereby greatly impacting their overall health. If you or a loved one is amongst this group of people, there is help for you.

Dental Fear Reduction
Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

WITH AGE COMES WISDOM

And Possibly some twisted and crowding teeth.

Regain that youthful radiance with cosmetic dentistry solutions from Donald Arima, DDS. It’s fast, reliable and easy. It’s a smart move. And that reflects well on you.  

New Patients

Patient Forms

You may download and fill out our new patient forms prior to your first appointment with Dr. Arima. Thank you!

Patient Form
Dental History
Medical History
HIPPA Statement  
HIPPA Acknowledgement
Financial Agreement
Release for Records

Patient Education

Interested in hearing more about some dental topic? The brief library articles below will provide you with additional background on some of today’s hottest dental trends. If you have other questions, please feel free to ask us—we are always willing to talk with you about any aspect of your dental care. 

DIAGNOdent: Laser Reflection Finds Imperfection—Aids in Correction

DIAGNOdent

One of the most important things we do for our patients is to identify and fill cavities. Enter DIAGNOdent: a revolutionary, thorough means of detecting cavities.

Providing the absolute best service to our patients is one of our goals. We have therefore acquired a brand new, high tech tool that allows us to find cavities on the chewing surfaces of back teeth, even when they just beginning, and would have been missed by previous detection methods. The DIAGNOdent is a small, portable laser unit that can detect these cavities and alert us with an audible signal and also provide a numerical readout, so we have an idea of it’s size. The value is that we can stop cavities in their infancy, whereas in the past they would have to be significantly bigger before we could find and treat them. Just like other areas of medicine and dentistry, early detection and treatment is of immeasurable value in preserving your health.  

Onlays and Inlays

Strong, Attractive and Safe Alternatives to Metal Fillings

Onlays
Onlays are used for large restorations. They restore the area inside the cusp and extend over one or more sides of the tooth. Because of their size they are usually made of porcelain.

Inlays
These are used to restore the area of tooth inside the cusps. Inlays are a conservative tooth restoration which means they require far less drilling and preparation of the tooth than a metal filling. Inlays are usually made of porcelain or composite resin, making them “invisible” in your smile.

Onlays and inlays are created in a dental laboratory from an impression of your teeth. Any shrinkage of the device occurs in the lab and is accounted for when cemented. Large fillings can shrink and be at greater risk for breakdown and tooth sensitivity. The final result will fit perfectly with surrounding teeth and can be as strong as a natural tooth.

Composite Resins: Strengthen Your Smile

Composite Resins

If you’re embarrassed about your smile because of decayed, disfigured or discolored teeth, you may be a good candidate for composite resins. A composite resin is mixture of microscopic ceramic and glass particles dispersed in a plastic resin that can be bonded to teeth. The material comes in a wide range of shades and can be molded and sculpted to create almost any shape or contour. The fact that the resin is bonded means a seal is formed to reduce the change of leakage, which is common with silver fillings.

Composite resins offer a non-invasive way to improve your smile, if you have any concerns about the appearance of your teeth, give us a call for an evaluation to see if bonding with composite resin will give you the smile you’ve always wanted, and the enhanced self-confidence that goes along with it.

Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 9/1/2013

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for www.smilesbyarima.com. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing 
We do not collect personal information from you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. You may choose not to provide personal information online. Your choice not to participate in this activity will not impair your ability to browse this Web site and read or view any information posted on this site. We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. Your choice not to participate in this activity will not impair your ability to browse this Web site and read or view any information posted on this site.

Sharing
We partner with another party to provide specific services for our Practice. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to follow up about an appointment request.

Cookies
We use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

Links
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Surveys & Contests 
From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

E-Mail Privacy Warning
E-mail is not a secure communication’s medium. Personal information sent via the Internet can be intercepted. You may, therefore, wish to reconsider the advisability of sending messages that contain highly sensitive or personal information to this Internet address.

Your Access to and Control Over Information 
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via info@smilesbyarima.com or calling us at (360) 495-3666.

• See what data we have about you, if any.
• Change/correct any data we have about you.
• Have us delete any data we have about you.
• Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Security
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Log Files
Like many other Web sites,www.smilesbyarima.com makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( IISP I), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at (360) 495-3666 or email us at info@smilesbyarima.com.

HIPPA Statement

NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES

The Notice of Privacy Practices is required by the Privacy Regulations stemming from the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.

According to HIPAA regulations you have the right to restrict the uses or disclosures of your information made for purposes of treatment, payment, and/or healthcare operations.

Treatment is the provision, coordination or management of dental care. For example, we may use and disclose your information to consult with a third party or to refer you to other health care providers. We will get your written consent prior to making disclosures outside our practice for treatment purposes, except in emergencies.Payment includes the activities necessary to obtain reimbursement for the provision of dental care. For example, we may need to give your health plan information about treatment you received at our practice so your dental health plan will pay us or reimburse you for the treatment. We will get your written consent prior to making disclosures for payment purposes.Health care operations include the activities necessary for our practice to run its business operations. For example, we may use your information to review treatment and services and to evaluate the performance of our staff.

If you have any questions regarding our privacy practices or think we may have violated your privacy rights, please contact us at:

Practice Name: Donald J. Arima, DDS, PC
Practice Officer: Dr. Don Arima
Address: 330 Birch Street South, McCleary, WA 98557

If your concern is not resolved, you may also submit a written complaint to the US Department of Health and Human Services. If you choose to file a complaint, we will not retaliate in any way.

This practice is determined to protect the privacy of your medical information. As we provide service to you, we create and store health information (a medical record) that identifies you. It is often necessary to share or disclose this health information in order to provide treatment for you, obtain payment, and to conduct healthcare operations in our office.

This Notice of Privacy Practices requires us to:

Keep your medical records private and to provide you with this notice, update our privacy practices and the terms of this notice at any time, ensuring our notice is effective, even for information recently obtained. We reserve the right to make an important change in our privacy practices and change this Notice to that effect. You may contact us to request a new copy of our Notice and we will make the new Notice available upon request.

The following is a description of the different circumstances that may require our practice to use or disclose your medical information:

Share medical data with another provider who is responsible for your care (physicians, audiologists, dentists, nurses, any other healthcare professionals, technicians, students in healthcare, or any other people who take care of you), make referrals and/or placing lab/prescription orders.Share your health insurance plan information about a treatment you received at our practice when filing a claim for reimbursement or determination of benefits. You may restrict certain disclosures to a health plan if the service received is paid for out-of-pocket.Provide treatment communications concerning treatment alternatives or other health related products or services, unless we or a business associate receive financial remuneration in exchange for the communication in which case we must receive your written authorization unless the communication is made face-to-face or involves gifts of nominal value.Disclose medical information to a medical examiner to identify a deceased person or to determine the cause of death, or for tissue donations.Medical information may be disclosed if you are military personnel, either active or a veteran, and if required by the appropriate authorities.Share medical data to the public health and/or law enforcement official whose job is to prevent or control disease, injury, or disability.Share medical data with a representative from the Food and Drug Administration for the purpose of reporting adverse effects stemming from defective products, etc.Medical information may be disclosed when necessary to comply with Workers’ Compensation.Medical information may be disclosed in response to a court and/or administrative order in a lawsuit or similar proceeding.In order to contact you for fundraising activities supported by our practice. You have the option to opt out of receiving these communications by sending a written request to the privacy officer.For marketing purposes for which our practice or our business associates may receive remuneration, for a disclosure that constitutes a sale of protected health information, and in all other situations not described in this policy your written authorization will be obtained before our practice will use or disclose your health information to third parties outside our practice. You have the right to revoke such authorization by providing our practice with a written request to revoke the specific authorization.If a use of disclosure is required by law, the disclosure will be made in compliance with the law and will be limited to such requirements. State and federal laws may be more stringent and may prohibit certain uses and disclosures identified above. When another law is more stringent than HIPAA, we will follow the more stringent requirements.To business associates to perform functions on our practice’s behalf, if the business associate has signed an agreement to protect the confidentiality of the information.Share information about your condition(s), location and/or death to family member(s), or your personal representative(s). Prior permission by you will be obtained unless in case of emergency. If we are unable to obtain permission, we will share only the health information directly necessary for your healthcare.

You have individual rights as part of the Notice of Privacy Practices. As a patient of Donald J. Arima, DDS, PC, you have the right to:

Request our practice to restrict uses and disclosures of your health information. However, we are not required to agree to the requested restriction unless you are requesting a restriction on the use and disclosure of your protected health information to a health plan for payment or healthcare operations and such information pertains to a healthcare item or service which you paid for in full and out of pocket. These requests should be made in writing to the address given in this Privacy Notice. In your request, you must tell us (a) what information you want to limit; (b) whether you want to limit our use, disclosure, or both, and (c) to whom you want the limits to apply.Be notified upon a breach of any of your unsecured protected health information.Request that we communicate with you regarding your confidential medical information by different means or to different locations. This request must be made in writing to our practice.Request photocopies of your medical records on file and/or a copy of this Notice of Privacy Practices. If you need a photocopy, please notify the receptionist.Request a change to your health information if you think it is incomplete or inaccurate. However, if the dentist, dental healthcare professional or office personnel believe the patient’s health information is complete and accurate, he/she can refuse to make the requested changes. This request must be made in writing to Donald J. Arima, DDS, PC.Receive a list of all the times your medical information has been shared by our office or our business associates for six years prior to the request date, other than treatment, payment, healthcare operations and/or other specified exception.Request a paper copy if you have received this Notice of Privacy Practices electronically. This request must be made in writing to Donald J. Arima, DDS, PC.

This Notice shall be effective as of August 1, 2013.

View and save this here: HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices

After reading the above notice, patients must complete this form which will be placed in the patient’s file at Donald J. Arima, DDS, PC:

HIPPA Privacy Notice Acknowledgement