Your First Dental Visit
It’s understandable to be nervous about your first visit to a new dentist. That's why we thought it would be a good idea to review every part of the process with you at below:
It can be easy to forget when you scheduled a dental appointment but now we will remind you with a "Smile Reminder" via email or text message, and even provide driving directions if it's your initial visit. Just click on the link below to let us know how you'd like to be contacted. We'll do the rest!
Release of Records Consent
Download the release of records consent form.
The Initial Consult
Consultations are a great opportunity for you to meet our dentist who will talk to you about the different procedures offered and there benefits.
New Patient Forms
If you wish to be treated by our dentist, our team at , will set up your appointment. As part of the process, you will be required to complete our New Patient forms and provide us with any prior dental history/records. We recommend that you arrive at least 20 minutes in advance to ensure that you have plenty of time to fill out these forms.
There are two kinds of forms:
- Personal information form, such as name, age, home address, etc.
- Medical history from, including any past medical treatments, dental problems, dental insurance, policy type, and the name of your insurance provider.
It is important to be precise and truthful when answering all of the questions as any wrong answer could affect your treatment.
You can also fill out these the forms before coming to the clinic by downloading the health history forms and filling out all the required details from our website. This information will be stored in our database and evaluated before your session.
Click the following link to download our New Patient forms:
After studying your dental health history, our dentist will examine your gums, teeth and mouth to determine the state of your dental health and hygiene. An important part of the comprehensive exam is the cleaning process. The teeth and mouth are thoroughly cleaned so there is nothing obstructing your x-ray images.
Our dentist will generally look for any sensitivity, decay and redness around the gums and teeth during the examination. Even though our dentist will have already studied your medical and dental history, they might still ask you questions about your teeth while examining them. This is common in the case our dentist sees anything unusual or something not mentioned in the forms.
After conducting the comprehensive exam, our dentist takes an x-ray of your mouth to get a clearer picture of the status of your teeth and bones. These scans are taken to better analyze oral issues, diseases and cavities. The x-rays are completed every time a patient comes in, either with a severe problem or routinely after at least a year, since the teeth's condition may have changed in that time.
Panoramic x-rays are the most common type of dental x-rays as they provide our dentist a much detailed view of the teeth and bones to quickly spot any impacted teeth or fractures. The process of taking x-rays is fast and completely safe. Our dentist will guide you through this simple procedure by asking you to bite down on gauze. Your body is protected from the x-rays with a device that covers the machine - only your mouth will be scanned.
After your dental check-up, our dentist will discuss your results with you. This involves any irregularities or decay that he found in your mouth and the various treatment options that are offered at our clinic. The dentist will suggest and explain to you the most appropriate and detailed treatment plan for your specific needs and will customize it to fit your needs. Our goal is to help you keep good oral health and solve all of your dental issues.
After discussing your future treatment, you will also receive the total costs for any particular procedure. Our office offers payment plans and our dentist and staff can guide you in selecting the alternative that best suits you. At this time, you may discuss with your dentist the suggested treatments and the expenses involved. If you have dental or medical insurance and are planning on using this benefit to cover any procedure, you may discuss the coverage with our dentist.
Now that you have been initially treated by our dentist at , in , and discussed your treatment options, we will schedule your follow-up appointment. For the most part, these follow-up appointments will be for teeth cleaning and preparing your teeth for any upcoming procedures.
It is highly recommended that you come in for your follow-up visits at least twice a year to avoid any cavities, tooth decay or oral illnesses. During these routine check-ups, your teeth will be cleaned and treated to make sure that they stay in good shape.
To set up your initial appointment with our expert team, just call us at or come by our office at any time during working hours.