Essential Patient Information

If you are a new or current patient you may need information related to: Our Fees, Payment, and Dental Insurance. Please read below for specific details related to each of these items. If you have a question that is not answered below or you would like to learn more about becoming a patient, please fill out our contact form, and we will contact you by the following business day.


Fees are an important consideration when extensive treatment is needed. We are committed to providing you with outstanding, state-of-the-art Specialty care utilizing only the finest products and materials available. Our fees are based on the time, costs, and expertise required to deliver that care. We make every effort to keep fees as low as possible without sacrificing quality. Usually, there is no fee for the initial consultation. However, in some cases, we may obtain records such as radiographs or impressions of the teeth at the first visit or provide limited treatment. In those instances, fees will be incurred. New patients being seen for evaluation of TMJ problems will also incur a fee for the consultation and evaluation.


Payment is expected when services are rendered. We accept cash, personal checks, and most major credit cards. We also offer outside financing through CareCredit. Our staff will gladly answer any questions you have about your payment options.

Dental Insurance

Dental insurance is an excellent way to minimize the costs of preventive dental care. Unfortunately, it usually only covers a small percentage of Prosthodontic treatment. We will provide you with the necessary paperwork to file your claim and will do everything we can to facilitate any reimbursement of benefits. However, we do not participate in any dental insurance plans. Be sure to discuss this with our staff or your doctor if you have any questions about why we do not accept payment from your insurance company.

New Patient Forms

For your convenience we've supplied our forms for you to download, print, and fill out before your scheduled appointment.

Referring Patients

Thank you for putting your trust in the Sandhills Dental Rehabilitation Team! As a referring dentist we realize that you have choices when in comes to the care of your patients. We provide the finest prosthodontic care to our patients in Southern Pines, NC and work to provide the best solutions for optimal dental health.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our office provides top-notch restorative and cosmetic treatments. When preventive dentistry won’t tackle your dental problem, we’ll likely have a solution. We specialize in restoration procedures such as dental implants, bridges, and dentures that can all be made right here in our own office lab so you won’t have to wait weeks for your new smile to be complete.
We also provide solutions for malocclusion and temporomandibular disorders, known as TMD. If you want to improve the appearance of your smile, we offer a variety of cosmetic services such as teeth whitening, veneers, and dental crowns. If you have questions regarding any of our services, don’t hesitate to contact our office by calling (910) 692-4051 and a team member will be happy to assist you.
Your dentist makes a big difference in the quality of your treatment. Drs Oettinger, Sulik, and Cook bring a unique blend of education and experiences to the table that are sure to exceed your expectations. Dr. Oettinger, Dr. Sulik and Dr. Cook are licensed prosthodontists.
Dr. Oettinger graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors and received various awards throughout his education. He remains an active voice within the community by participating in several organizations and the education of future dentists as an adjunct professor at UNC.
Dr. Sulik has participated in research studies and authored or co-authored several publications that have been featured in journals and textbooks. He has served on many esteemed boards within the field of dentistry, both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Cook is currently the Director of the Advanced Education in Prosthodontics, Director of the Advanced Education in Periodontology and a Stallings Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry.
Together, they can solve your dental issues with unmatched precision and care so you can start on your road to recovery.
In addition to having completed dental school, prosthodontists complete an additional three-year residency at a hospital or university for intensive training on oral rehabilitation. They’re well versed in handling challenging procedures that a regular dentist might not feel comfortable completing.
Our prosthodontists’ advanced training and expert knowledge will be sure to gain your confidence. If there’s anyone you can trust with your smile, it’s Drs Oettinger, Sulik, and Cook.
At our office, we understand the importance of a welcoming environment. We want you to feel comfortable throughout your treatment, and every team member makes it their duty to ensure you feel right at home.
We also value teamwork. Many of our staff members have been with us longer than a decade, and we work together as a unit to ensure your treatments are superb in quality so you’ll have a swift recovery.