Insurance & Financial Info

The staff at El Camino Dental Arts is committed to making each dental visit comfortable and informative. If you have any specific needs or concerns please do not hesitate to ask! If going to the dentist makes you nervous or you have specific health issues, we want you to share this information so that we can make your visit a great experience.

Contact Us

We are happy to hear from you, answer your questions, and schedule an appointment. Call El Camino Dental Arts at 760-692-1065 or stop by our office.
1938 Via Centre Ste A
Vista, CA 92081

Request An Appointment

New Patients

It is easy to make an appointment for your initial examination and dental treatments. Call 760-692-1065 to speak with a staff member and you can download the New Patient Form by clicking on the link under Downloadable Forms.

The First Visit:

Normally, the first visit to our office will include gathering your current health information along with your dental history.

Next, an assistant will take the necessary dental x-rays prior to the doctor doing his examination which includes an oral cancer screening & periodontal evaluation.

If you are scheduled for a dental cleaning with one of our terrific hygienists your appointment time will take approximately 2 hours.

If the doctor has recommended treatment, our experienced treatment coordinators will review your treatment options with you and provide an itemized plan of action complete with insurance estimations. Our goal is that you receive every dental benefit you are entitled to, and we have many strategies to maximize your dental benefits. If your employer provides a HSA or Health Savings Account you may want to set aside monies and take advantage of the tax savings.

Payment Policy:

Our office expects to receive payment at the time services are rendered. If you have dental insurance we will bill your insurance free of charge for their expected benefit. Your co-pay is required at the time of service unless prior arrangements have been made.

Our office accepts all major credit cards VISA/ MasterCard/ Discover/ American Express. If you need a payment plan CareCredit has several to choose from, some with no interest! It only takes a few minutes to apply online at

We accept most dental insurances including the following PPO's:

  • Anthem
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • First Dental Health
  • GEHA
  • Guardian
  • Metlife
  • United Concordia
  • United Health Care

  • Payment Methods

    Downloadable Forms:

    Welcome to
    El Camino Dental Arts

    Making an Appointment

    It is easy to make an appointment for your initial examination and dental treatments with El Camino Dental Arts. Simply call 760-692-1065 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 El Camino Dental Arts 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. Schmidt, Dr. Norton, Dr. Hsu, Dr. Edson 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. Schmidt, Dr. Norton, Dr. Hsu, Dr. Edson 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 760-692-1065 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

    El Camino Dental Arts provides high quality dental care to families throughout the Vista 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 El Camino Dental Arts is the solution to all of your oral health needs.