Patient Information

Communication is the most critical element in the dentist-patient relationship. We empower our patients by providing the knowledge needed to understand the procedures available to you so that you can make well-informed decisions. Additionally, in order to provide you with the most relevant information and to give you the right treatment options unique to your situation, we also need information, such as your medical history.

The staff at Dr. Philip Messer is committed to providing excellent dental care in a comfortable environment where patients can relax and feel at ease. Here you will find information on what to expect during your first appointment.

Contact Us

We are happy to hear from you, answer your questions, and schedule an appointment. Call Dr. Philip Messer at 973-828-8324 or stop by our office.
10 West Hanover Ave, Suite 101
Randolph, NJ 07869

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Your First Visit

Your first dental appointment will be about getting to know each other. We will discuss your goals and what brought you to our practice, learn about your medical history, and talk to you about your treatment options. You will be given clinical evaluation as well.

If you are seeking routine dental services, treatment can sometimes be performed the same day as the consultation. For more complex services, or if you have issues in your medical history that need to be taken into account, we will schedule a second appointment with you for treatment. At that appointment, we’ll thoroughly review our findings and present a detailed dental treatment plan that makes sense to you and fulfills your dental health needs and esthetic goals.

Helpful information to bring to your first visit:

  • X-Rays (if applicable). You can either bring them with you or request your doctor send them to us before your appointment date.
  • List of current prescription medicine you are taking.
  • List of any medical conditions that could affect your treatment.
  • Make sure to fill out the patient registration forms before arrival. We have one for adults and another for children.
  • Insurance information: If you have dental insurance, please bring your card and any necessary completed forms, including referral paperwork (if applicable). This will also save time and allow us to help you process any claims.

Please Note:

Patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on their first consultation visit.


Dental Insurance

We welcome all insurance plans and will be happy to submit the necessary paperwork electronically to your insurance company.

No matter who your insurance provider is, we will assist you in estimating your out-of-pocket portion of the treatment. Please keep in mind that this calculation is only an ESTIMATE, as we cannot guarantee what your insurance will cover.

We also offer third party financing options for cosmetic dentistry procedures and comprehensive treatment plans.

To learn more about insurance and financing options, please contact us today.

Payment Options

We want to offer the greatest convenience to our patients. That’s why we offer many ways for you to plan and pay for your treatment. We accept Master Card, Visa, check, cash, and most insurance plans.

We also offer CareCredit financing option to make your treatment more affordable.

Please feel free to contact us for additional dental financing information and arrangements. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have and inform you about all of your options.

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Dr. Philip Messer

Making an Appointment

It is easy to make an appointment for your initial examination and dental treatments with Dr. Philip Messer. Simply call 973-828-8324 and one of our friendly team members will be happy to assist you. If you schedule an appointment and something comes up, please call and cancel 24 hours in advance so that we can accommodate other patient requests.

What to Expect

Walk into our lobby where you will be greeted by our friendly staff. We will provide you with new patient paperwork that includes a health questionnaire, request for your insurance information and contact information. We will also provide you with information to familiarize you with our office and how we handle things like patient privacy.

Initial Examination

Your initial dental exam will take around one hour. The expert staff at Dr. Philip Messer will ask you questions, get to know your oral hygiene routine, and listen to your health concerns. We believe in educating patients and empowering them to make good choices to improve their oral health. We will demonstrate how to properly care for your teeth and make additional suggestions as needed. Our dental hygienist will clean your teeth then Dr. Messer will complete your examination and make recommendations for proposed dental treatments.

Pain Concerns

Pain Concerns

We work to ensure our patients feel comfortable, and that includes minimizing their pain as much as possible. If you are undergoing a dental procedure, Dr. Messer will meet with you to discuss your pain tolerance and create a plan for pain management. Working together, we will treat your dental health problems in a way that minimizes pain and enables you to get back to your life faster.

Dental Insurance

We accept a variety of insurance providers and endeavor to accommodate our patients' request. Please call our office at 973-828-8324 to see if we are currently working with your insurance provider.

Our pricing structure is designed to ensure that patients are able to receive the high quality dental care they deserve. If your dental insurance will not cover all of your dental treatments, we will work with you to identify a payment solution. We are health care professionals first and will work with you to make sure you receive the treatment you need.

Financial Policy

Dr. Philip Messer provides high quality dental care to families throughout the Randolph area. We understand that every dental patient has different financial needs. We will work with you to find a solution that enables you to get the dental care you need, with or without insurance. Call our office to ask about our different payment options that may include cash, check, financing, and credit cards. We provide budget friendly dental care so call today and learn how Dr. Philip Messer is the solution to all of your oral health needs.