Meet Our Team
Dr. Kristin Saville, D.D.S., was born and raised in the beautiful state of West Virginia. She graduated from West Virgina University School of Dentistry in 2007. She then joined a practice in Savannah, GA where she practiced general dentistry for three years. Dr. Saville is very excited to be living in the beautiful city of Charleston, SC and to have the opportunity to provide dental care to its residents. Dr. Saville enjoys traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She is a member of the American Dental Association, South Carolina Dental Association, and Georgia Dental Association. She truly enjoys dentistry and all the relationships that she gets to build with her patients and feels fortunate to be part of a profession that improves people’s lives.
Dr. Fred Danziger, D.D.S., is from Brooklyn, NY. He received his BS in Biology from Brooklyn College and received his DDS from Howard University. He practiced dentistry for thirty-six years in Long Beach, NY and Long Island, NY until relocating to Daniel Island, SC in 2007 with his wife Vicki.
He joined Dr. Saville’s team in February, 2012, filling in for her on Wednesdays. When he’s not in the office, you’ll probably find him fishing, reading or playing with his dog, Gypsy.
Erika, Practice Manager, an Army brat who has lived all over the US and Korea, relocated to Charleston, from the sister city of Savannah, Georgia and joined Dr. Saville in January of 2011. She has over twenty years of medical and dental experience spending time working in fire/EMS, oral surgery, chairside dentistry, and practice management. Caring for and be an advocate for patients is one of her passions. She loves spending time with her three adult children whenever possible and her grandson, Jacob, is her joy and has earned her the nickname of “Resident Grandma” at the office. She is always willing to hold a baby or help with a little one that comes in the door. She believes life is better with a rescue cat or dog and to walk by faith.
JC, Registered Dental Hygienist: JC started her career in dentistry in 1998 as a dental assistant. She then attended Halifax College of North Carolina for her degree in Applied Science of Dental Hygiene in 2007. She understands that not everyone enjoys coming to the dentist and tries to create a comfortable and fun environment for her patients. Her favorite part of her job is “sharing the good news of hygiene” and sharing the tricks of the trade to help her patients reach the highest level of dental health that they possible can. She is also a Carolina Panthers fan who loves going to football games, music, singing, and family game night with her son, Brady. She always has a song ready to sing to the patients and promises she is bringing in a karaoke machine one day.
Lindsay, Dental Hygienist: Lindsay moved to the Charleston area from the cold state of Minnesota in July of 2010, after graduating from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a Bachelor Degree in Dental Hygiene. She is the youngest of four with three older brothers and aunt to four wonderful nephews.
Dental hygiene is her passion, and she is dedicated to the oral health of her patients. She believes a healthy smile is a happy smile and looks forward to meeting “ya’ll” in the future!
Lisa, Dental Assitant: Lisa is a native of Summerville. She has enjoyed working in the dental profession for 27 years and loves to see her patients smile. It is most important to her that the patients feel comfortable while having treatment with us. When not working she enjoys hanging out with her two adult children, and all of her extended family who are here locally, and her granddog named, Roxy. When it is not hot, you might find her working in her yard, which she likes doing, but she does not care for housework too much. She loves concerts and beach time, and is a welcomed addition to Team Saville. She looks forward to meeting you.
Your oral health is one of the best investments you can make in yourself. We strongly believe in that and will work with you to afford the care you need.
Based on your individual care needs, we will carefully review with you any fees with respect to your treatment, outline the various alternatives (if applicable), and gladly answer any questions you might have. It is our intention to provide you with the most cost-effective treatment plan available.
We accept most insurance policies and will file it for you. Each visit, you will be responsible to pay only the estimated percentage of your fee not covered by insurance. Once we receive payment from the insurance company, any overpayment you might have made will be promptly refunded to you.
For our patients without insurance, we ask that you pay for services on the day of completion. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Financing options are also available through CareCredit.
Fees are due at the time of service including all copays and deductibles.
We are only able to give an estimate for primary insurance coverage. For our patients with secondary coverage, as a courtesy, we will file a claim to your secondary insurance but are unable to estimate your coverage. You will need to contact your insurance company to see how they coordinate benefits. We are unable to file tertiary insurance benefits.
Any service deemed a non-covered benefit by the patient’s insurance company will be the patient’s responsibility.
For treatment plans with an out of pocket fee greater than five hundred dollars a 20% deposit is necessary to reserve an appointment.
For all lab cases (crowns, bridges, dentures, partial dentures, occlusal guards) 50% of the out of pocket is to be paid on the prep date and the balance due must be paid in full on the delivery date. Deliveries must be made within thirty days of the patient receiving notice from the office that their case is ready for delivery or 10% of the balance due financial penalty will be applied to the account.
We understand that circumstances arise that do not allow you to keep your appointment, but please remember to be courteous to us and our other patients by calling or emailing 24 hours prior to your appointment time to cancel if you cannot keep your appointment. Other offices may choose to overbook patients to offset ‘no show’ and late cancellations. We do not overbook and are dedicated to helping our patients remember their appointments with email, post cards, and phone call reminders.
First Missed Appointment: Account is noted with a ‘no show’ or late cancellation. No fees are applied.
Second Missed Appointment: Account is noted with a ‘no show’ or late cancellation. A $50.00 fee will be applied to the account.
Third Missed Appointment: Account is noted with a ‘no show’ or late cancellation. A $50.00 fee will be applied to the account and you will be asked to call ahead for an opening to be seen as a walkin patient for the next six months.
For Patients Filing Dental Insurance:
- Due to the many recent changes in healthcare it has become increasingly difficult to verify specific dental plans. We will do our best to check if your dental plan is active, and if your plan is an in network plan with our practice, but ultimately it is your responsibility to know your insurance plan details. Please contact your human resource department or your insurance carrier if you have any questions.
- We do a comprehensive exam and treatment plan for each new patient and spend as much time as needed to go over all treatment options. Diagnostic x-rays are an important tool necessary to identify your treatment needs and options.
- We are happy to file a prior-authorization with your insurance provider so we will have a better estimate of your out of pocket cost for treatment. It takes time to receive this information so please keep this in mind if time is a factor.
- Dental materials have improved and today the standard of care to restore a tooth is to use a tooth coloured resin material in place of the silver amalgam material used in the past. However, some insurance companies do not cover resin fillings on posterior teeth (molar teeth) or they down code (pay less). If your fillings are down-coded to an amalgam filling, you may be responsible for the difference in fees.
Our Privacy Practices
Notice of Privacy Practices
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
Uses and Disclosures
Treatment Your health information may be used by staff members or disclosed to other health care professionals for the purpose of evaluating your health, diagnosing medical conditions, and providing treatment. For example, x-rays will be available in your dental record to all health professionals who may provide treatment or who may be consulted by staff members.
Payment Your health information may be used to seek payment from your health plan, from other sources of coverage such as an automobile insurer, or from credit card companies that you may use to pay for services. For example, your health plan may request and receive information on dates of service, the services provided, and the medical condition being treated.
Health care operations Your health information may be used as necessary to support the day-to-day activities and management of Kristin Saville DDS, PC. For example, information on the services you received may be used to support budgeting and financial reporting, and activities to evaluate and promote quality.
Law enforcement Your health information may be disclosed to law enforcement agencies, without your permission, to support government audits and inspections, to facilitate law– enforcement investigations, and to comply with government mandated reporting.
Other uses and disclosures require your authorization Disclosure of your health information or its use for any purpose other than those listed above requires your specific written authorization. If you change your mind after authorizing a use or disclosure of your information you may submit a written revocation of the authorization. However, your decision to revoke the authorization will not affect or undo any use or disclosure of information that occurred before you notified us of your decision.
Additional Uses of Information Appointment reminders: Your health information will be used by our staff to send you appointment reminders.
Information about treatments: Your health information may be used to send you information on the treatment and management of your dental condition that you may find to be of interest. We may also send you information describing other health-related goods and service that we believe may interest you.
You have certain rights under the federal privacy standards. These include:
• the right to request restrictions on the use and disclosure of your protected health information
• the right to receive confidential communications concerning your medical condition and treatment
• the right to inspect and copy your protected health information
• the right to amend or submit corrections to your protected health information
• the right to receive an accounting of how and to whom your protected health information has been disclosed
• the right to receive a printed copy of this notice
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We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your protected health information and to provide you with this notice of privacy practices. We also are required to abide by the privacy policies and practices that are outlined in this notice.
Right to Revise Privacy Practices
As permitted by law, we reserve the right to amend or modify our privacy policies and practices. These changes in our policies and practices may be required by changes in federal and state laws and regulations. Whatever the reason for these revisions, we will provide you with a revised notice on your next office visit. The revised policies and practices will be applied to all protected health information that we maintain.
Requests to Inspect Protected Health Information
As permitted by federal regulation, we require that requests to inspect or copy protected health information be submitted in writing. You may obtain a form to request access to your records by contacting our office.
If you would like to submit a comment or complaint about our privacy practices, you can do so by sending a letter outlining your concerns to:
Kristin Saville, DDS, PC
2060 Charlie Hall Boulevard Suite B
Charleston, SC 29414
If you believe that your privacy rights have been violated, you should call the matter to our attention by sending a letter describing the cause of your concern to the same address. You will not be penalized or otherwise retaliated against for filing a complaint.
The name of the person you can contact for further information concerning our privacy practices is: