About The Doctor
Dr. Darrell B. Sims
For more than 25 years, Dr. Darrell B. Sims has been providing patients with exceptional oral and maxillofacial care. Highly educated, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of California San Diego in 1977 before earning his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas San Antonio in 1982. In 1981, Dr. Sims completed an oral surgery internship at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. While earning his Certificate of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1987 from the University of Texas Dental School, he completed an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency. Dr. Sims then earned a Oral and Maxillofacial Fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center in August 1987.
A Fellow and Board Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Dr. Sims feels it is important to stay on the cutting-edge of oral surgery. Thus, he maintains memberships in many prestigious professional organizations to keep up-to-date on the latest techniques and technology. He is currently a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Arizona Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Phoenix Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association, Central Arizona Dental Association and American Cleft Palate Association.
We are open to serve you, answer questions or schedule an appointment during the following hours:
Tuesday – Friday:
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
We will attempt to accommodate your schedule as much as possible when making your appointments. If it’s an emergency, we will make every attempt to see you the same day.
Your scheduled appointment time has been reserved specifically for you, and we strive to stay on schedule to minimize wait time.
Since we do perform surgeries, many different circumstances may lengthen a patient’s appointment. Emergencies may also cause delays in the schedule. We appreciate your patience and cooperation with this matter.
Our office is committed to helping you maximize your insurance benefits. Because insurance policies vary, we can only estimate your coverage in good faith but cannot guarantee coverage due to the complexities of insurance contracts. Your estimated patient portion must be paid at the time of service. As a service to our patients, we will bill insurance companies for services. If you have any questions, our courteous staff is always available to answer them.
Financial & Insurance
It is our mission to provide you with affordable, high-quality treatment that fits your budget! While we require that payment is due at the time service is rendered, we do offer a variety of payment options to meet your needs. Our office accepts payments by cash, checks, and Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards. If you have any questions, please call us at 602-230-7563! We will thoroughly explain your choices and work hard to accommodate your needs.
We participate with many insurance carriers, and are a preferred provider for:
|Access Dental Network Discount Plan||Aetna Dental PPO/HMO|
||American Dental Professional Services Discount Plan|
|Ameriplan 25% Discount Plan|
|Assurant Employee Benefits/Sun Life Financial (Formerly known as Fortis)|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield|
|Carrington||Cigna Dental PPO/HMO|
|Connecticut General||Connection Dental/GEHA Connection|
|Coventry Dental||Delta Care USA|
|Delta Dental (All Plans)||Dentegra Insurance Company|
|Dentamax||EBMS-Employee Benefit management Services|
|EDS 25% Discount Plan||First Dental Health|
|G.E. Signature Dental Plan||Guardian|
|Pacific Care Dental PPO||Principal Plan|
|Safeguard Dental Insurance Plan||Savon Dental Plan 25% Discount Plan|
|Secure Care Dental||Smile Bright Dental 25% Discount Plan|
|Total Dental Administrators, Inc. (TDA)||Tricare Retiree Dental Program|
|Unicare Dental Services||United Concordia|
|United Health Care|
If your insurance covers treatment, you will receive the benefit of reduced personal costs. We will send you a monthly statement. Insurance policies vary, so we will review your insurance to determine the appropriate course of action.
Once treatment has started, we will file your claims. To help us with your insurance filing, please complete the insurance questions on our questionnaire.
Please remember that insurance is a benefit for you or your child. If, during the course of treatment, your benefits change, the financially responsible party is accountable for all charges.
Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Often, surgery can be performed on the same clay as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your surgical referral slip and any X-rays if applicable
- A list of medications you are presently taking
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary insurance ID cards
Important: All patients under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at the consultation visit.
A pre-operative consultation is required for patients undergoing IV anesthesia or surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink 8 hours prior to surgery. Please remember that you will also need an adult to drive you home.
Please alert the office you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.)
If your dentist has taken X-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.
To help us with your chart, please download and print the appropriate forms, fill them out and bring them to your first appointment.
The AAOMS represents more than 9,000 oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the United States.
The ADA is the largest professional organization of dental professionals, and a great source of information on dental and oral health topics