Dr. Johnson Hagood and the staff at Vero Beach Art of Dentistry believe in providing our patients with optimal functional, cosmetic, and preventive care. Every procedure performed in this office will be accomplished to the very best of our ability, and our abilities will never cease to grow and to improve with our continuous quest for excellence. All our staff members are motivated and enthusiastic about dentistry and all exhibit a passion for their work and for the care of our patients. Skill and tender loving care combined with our knowledge of dentistry ensures both excellent dental care and a positive dental experience for the entire family. We believe successful relationships begin with mutual trust and understanding. Therefore we feel it is important that you know we are committed to:
We pride ourselves on excellent communications and service. We take the time to know you as a person so we can better understand your dental needs. No decision is made for your care until you understand all your treatment options and associated fees.
Care & Comfort
We know that visiting a dental office can be unsettling. We are committed to making each and every one of your visits comfortable, predictable and safe.
We strive to always develop an individualized approach to addressing your needs which best support your goals and enhance your health. No two mouths are the same, and treatments can vary based on each individual’s needs, desires, and circumstances. Vero Beach Art of Dentistry takes pride in offering customized treatment plans that help your teeth look better, feel better and last longer.
We shall always strive to help you learn about your status and needs in such a way that you will have all of the resources necessary to confidently participate in the decision making process. We help you decide your best course of treatment whether for major full-mouth rehabilitation or for a regular checkup.
We shall strive to keep your needs and desires foremost in our minds and never let a third party negatively influence the quality of the care or advice we provide.
We shall always strive to inform you of what to expect regarding any course of action we choose to pursue together. This includes a commitment to keep your abreast of financial and other obligations associated with those choices.
We shall always honor the fact that you are the expert regarding the priorities in your life.
We shall strive to stay abreast of the latest advancements in dentistry, as well as, make available to you the most appropriate materials and pain-free techniques.
We meet or exceed all OSHA and HIPAA guidelines to insure that your procedures take place in a healthy, sterile environment. All instruments are heat sterilized for your protection. Each treatment area is thoroughly disinfected between patients. We offer safety glasses to be worn during your appointment.
Dr. Hagood and staff are committed to providing the greatest value to our patients by seeking the highest level of dental education in both functional and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Hagood has accumulated over 2000 hours of advanced study and is recognized as one of fewer than 300 dentists worldwide to be accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, www.aacd.com, which is the world’s largest association of cosmetic dentists.
Continuing education is also a priority for all of the staff at Vero Beach Art of Dentistry. We are committed to learning all of the latest technologies, techniques, and aspects of restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, practice management, and preventive hygiene care.
Vero Beach Art of Dentistry is conveniently located in Vero Beach (. Our state of the art facility is comfortable and attractive and designed to encourage a sense of relaxation and serenity.
On display throughout the office are several paintings by Dr. Hagood. To view more of Dr. Hagood’s art please visit our art gallery.
(pictures of the office)
Your First Visit
We believe no two patients are alike. We take pride in learning how we can make a difference for each and every patient, as the goals you have are unique to you. We believe in taking the time to listen and understand your long-term goals, your vision for your oral and overall health, your expectations, timelines and life circumstances because we realize that all of these factors affect your ability to choose and follow through with comprehensive dentistry. We find that individuals strive for different levels of health and we honor that. We want to help you reach the best level of health for you and hope you’ll choose excellence. Any patient can achieve excellence, if we continually build toward that goal, by keeping quality the constant and time the variable.
There are a number of reasons to visit a dentist. Many of our patients come to us seeking regular hygienic care, while others have sought us for our expertise in reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry. A few have even contacted us in severe discomfort. Whatever the reason, our trained experienced staff will help make your first appointment appropriate to your needs and desires.
Our Comprehensive Examination
Our approach to dentistry is proactive. People plan many important things in life, but rarely for a future of health. We believe most aspects of health can be planned and we enjoy helping our patients look 10-20 years into their future and envisioning what they would like to have happen. Good health doesn’t happen by accident and if you’re not moving toward health, you are likely breaking down. We believe in looking at our patients’ health comprehensively in order to help our patients achieve their preferred future goals. To this end, we perform a very thorough oral examination.
Our comprehensive exam is a two-part exam. On the first visit we discuss your goals and discuss our beliefs and philosophy as well as yours. We then take the necessary records to find out where you are currently. This visit typically takes two hours. On the second visit, we review these records with you. Once you understand your current condition, we listen for the changes you think you’d like to make and help you develop a plan to get from where you are to where you want to be. We really enjoy this process and so do our patients.
This meeting includes an initial consultation with Dr. Hagood, a limited oral examination and a series of limited records, including digital photo images taken of your smile and teeth. Although, this exam is not complete, we are able to generally assess your oral condition, offer cosmetic and restorative suggestions, give a ballpark estimate of costs involved, and recommend the steps required before beginning treatment. This exam typically takes two hours.
We understand how helpful it is to see how you will appear and feel with your beautiful new smile, and one of the helpful tools during this limited cosmetic consultation is to perform a procedure called a “trial smile”. To prepare you’re your trial smile, Dr. Hagood temporarily places cosmetic bonding material over your existing teeth, and expertly shapes the “new” teeth. This is done in a matter of minutes, and no numbing or tooth preparation is needed. One look at your new smile will tell you what a thousand words could not explain. The trial smile gives Dr. Hagood a reference for future work, and allows him to estimate the number of teeth and cost involved.
(pics of trial smile)
Emergency appointments are also available with Dr. Hagood at our first availability.
Please contact Vero Beach Art of Dentistry, so we can determine the appropriate appointment tailored for your needs.
Our Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
We are highly trained in diagnosis and treatment planning and believe that these are the most valuable services we can provide. Once we have a goal for the future and have properly diagnosed the problems, we think through all the details of treatment options and their affects on the rest of the system. It takes time to develop an appropriate strategic plan, but with an excellent, properly sequenced plan, achieving the patients’ desired outcomes is assured. We are trained to diagnose the needs for all aspects of dentistry, even though we might not treat them all. We work closely with a team of specialists and lab technicians to provide the best outcome for our patients.
Payment for Services, Insurance, and Patient Financing
Payment is expected at the time of service. For your convenience, we accept MasterCard, Visa, America Express, and Discover cards. Interest free financing is also available to those with acceptable credit histories. Financing must be secured prior to treatment.
Insurance companies vary widely regarding the procedures they will cover, waiting periods, clauses regarding existing conditions, and other technicalities. Of particular significance, most insurance plans reimburse for only a limited amount of care each year. As a service to you, we will expertly prepare and complete the dental section of your claim form and provide all requested records, narratives, and other correspondence necessary to maximize your allowable benefits.
We request that treatment fees be paid directly to us at time of service. You can typically expect a response from your insurance company within two to three weeks of the treatment date.
Our office offers patient financing through Care Credit, and Chase Health Advance. These patient financing loan programs offer the following:
- No interest
- Low Interest
- Extended Payment plans
To see if you qualify for patient financing apply online at
Chase Health Advance
- No interest payment plans for up to 24 months
- Extended payment plans up to 48 months
- Revolving lines of credit starting at $5,000
- No down payment
- Instant credit decisions with no application fee
To see if you qualify for patient financing apply online at
Dr. Hagood’s I.D. number is #65731 for Invisalign cases and
#90477 for other services.
World Class Warranty
Our office believes that excellent dental work should last a very long time. We also believe that our dental work is some of the best available in the world. We therefore offer our patients the following ten-year warranty on their porcelain restorations.
All repairs or replacement of porcelain crowns, porcelain veneers, porcelain onlays, and porcelain bridges are warranted against breakage for a period of ten years, with the following conditions:
- The patient has adhered to the treatment and recare recommendations of Dr. Hagood, including the use of an acrylic bite appliance.
- Yearly examinations by Dr. Hagood are needed, so he can monitor the condition of your restorations.
- The restorations must not have been damaged or lost due to additional dental treatment, trauma, bone disease, or gum disease.
- There can be no outstanding balance on account.
- Dr. Hagood reserves the right to replace the failed restoration with a different material or procedure, as he deems necessary.
Composite or plastic bonded restorations are warranted for a period of one year.