(512) 382-1969
8656 Hwy 71 West, Cuesta Centre, Building D, Suite 100 | Austin, TX 78735

Your First Visit

We’re always welcoming new patients to our general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry practice in Austin, TX.

If this is your first appointment at A Summer Smile, it might seem out of the ordinary to be schedule for a 1-hour new patient visit with Dr. Rydel and one of our hygienists. We reserve this time especially for you, so we can ensure that you receive a thorough dental examination and consultation with us. We look forward to getting to know you and your family, and to talking with you about your oral health and expectations for your smile. In addition to providing superior dental to our patients, we want to know everyone by name and treat them like we'd want our own family to be treated. We look forward to meeting you!


We understand that you are busy and your time is valuable to us, so we strive to run on time so you won’t be kept waiting.  We ask that you arrive for your appointments on time as well.  We only deviate from our schedule in the event of dental emergencies that need to be taken care of immediately.

Once we have decided on a treatment plan and have worked out financial arrangements, we will do everything we can to proceed with your dental treatment on a schedule that you are comfortable with, whether that be soon or at a slower pace. We want to accommodate your needs.

Please call at least two business days in advance for changed appointments. We want to work with you to schedule convenient appointment times for your visits to our office.

Dental Insurance

We are an insurance friendly office, so please call us about your plan. We will do our best to assist you in maximizing your benefits. At your first visit, we will ask you for your current insurance information. We may ask you to confirm this information at subsequent visits so we can stay up-to-date and fully informed to serve you.  As a courtesy to you, we file all claim forms electronically, provide postage for special claims, and we track claims for you.

Payment Options

Our goal is to help remove financial barriers so our patients can get the dental care they need and desire. We accept cash, checks, debit, and most major credit cards. Additionally, we offer flexible financing options (see below) because we understand that monthly payments can help patients fit the costs of dental treatment into their budgets.

Credit We Accept


To make payments even more convenient and affordable for you, we partner with CareCredit®. They can offer you low monthly payments to cover the cost of your dental treatments.

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