Gentle Dental Care near Whitewood South Dakota
Whether you have a toothache, would like to see a dental hygienist, or desire comprehensive restoration, our skilled professional staff will care for you. Dr. Sachau is located in Spearfish and believes that the very best and least expensive dental care is to preserve your natural teeth for your lifetime. We also provide excellent quality restorative dentistry of all types using sensible and practical treatment plans. When you need the best dental care near Whitewood, come visit us over in Spearfish, SD.
Accepted Dental Insurance
We accept almost all commercial insurance carriers (except Medicaid)
Payment plan financing options are also available
All services and costs are explained up front so you won't have any surprises and can confidently proceed with the care you need
Hours and Location
Open Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Friday 8 am to 5 pm
(Closed from 1-2pm for Lunch)
1440 North Main Street, Spearfish, SD 557783
Our dentist staff are here to help you!
Our staff is one of our most valuable assets with over 100 years of combined experience in the dental profession. We have carefully chosen each one to keep the culture of our office friendly, kind, and caring. We strive to make you comfortable and have your needs met to have the best experience possible.
They not only provide the care you need, but educate you on being your own advocate for your teeth and give you choices so you may select what is best for you. We take a conservative approach to dentistry. We want you to have your natural teeth for a lifetime with the least intervention from us.
Randy Sachau DDS, has been in practice for 40 years! Having begun his dental practice here in 1978, he is one of the most experienced dentists in the Black Hills. He is focused on providing preventive focused dentistry to families plus he has a special interest in relief of headache and neck pain. We incorporate the latest digital radiography equipment as well as other new technology to assure the highest quality of care available.
What can we do for you?
We want to go beyond your expectations!
People often get caught up in routine care or getting out of pain they don’t consider what possibilities they have. They do not know what options are available to them to have their most ideal smile or function for their teeth. We want to open your horizons to make you confident with your smile. Please ask questions and tell us what you desire for your smile.
Feel free to ask about:
What to Expect at Dr. Sachau’s Dental Office Near Whitewood
(Office is in Spearfish)
Before you come to the dentist near Whitewood
We understand coming to a dentist near Sturigis can be a challenge, so here is some help:
Think positive. Try to be open minded about what the experience will be like. Less stress+relaxed=better experience.
Give yourself kudos for taking a step to care for your teeth.
If you’ve had a bad experience in the past, let us know so we can avoid repeating it.
Bringing in kiddos? Keep it light. Keep it positive. You are their role model.
Children do best without a parent in the room. They can then develop a good relationship with the doctor and staff.
Whitewood dentist patient registration
To start we want to find out more about you. Please bring:
The completed Patient Registration attached. Your health and safety are most important to us.
Your current insurance card, if applicable.
Review our payment options and choose which option suits you best.
Ideally we like to start with a new patient exam, but we understand emergencies do come up. We will recommend a full exam once the emergency has been dealt with.
Your first visit to the dentist near Whitewood
Your first visit will typically consist of an examination, x-rays, and a discussion of your “chief concern” or what is most important to you for us to address. In addition, we will:
Talk about various options available to treat your particular needs,
Discuss home care and diet with respect to preventative dentistry,
Discuss concerns related to dentistry such as sleep apnea, headache, neck pain or other issues that we notice.
Treatment Plans with a dentist near Whitewood
A treatment plan is developed to:
Stop active disease such as tooth decay, periodontal disease, or other issues.
Establish stability by addressing diet, home care and regular cleanings,
Restore broken down or missing teeth to return your dentition to optimum health. Once an appropriate plan is made, we can work on timing and payment plans to fit your needs.
Recare and restorative visits with a dentist near Whitewood
Our philosophy is to keep your natural teeth for a lifetime with the least intervention by us. We do this by having regular check-up visits and teaching preventive measures. This allows us to monitor any changes you may have such as cavities, hygiene care, and diet. Also, it gives you the opportunity to ask questions and talk about any alternatives you may desire for your teeth. While the responsibility for returning for treatments rests with you, we try our best to schedule you in advance to reserve the time for your next visit. At the time of your visit please advise the office of any changes of contact info, dental insurance, and health/medication changes.
Whitewood Dentist Scheduling Guidelines
We understand that scheduling a dentist near Whitewood is at the mercy of your work and home life whereas our scheduling is at the mercy of each patients need for care and timeliness. With this in mind please:
Consider that restorative appointments are scheduled by treatment time needed. We have to allow time for items such as anesthetic to work or materials to set.
Consider other patients when running late as it could conflict with their care. Be aware of travel time to appointment.
Understand that we may have to reschedule you if you are running late to be able to assist others/emergencies.
Let us know if you cannot keep your appointment. The further the advance notice the better. (Preferably 24 hours)