Your First Visit

Arriving for your appointment

When you arrive at our practice, a friendly staff member will greet you.  If you need assistance to fill out the questionnaire please ask.

Be sure you bring the following items with you on the day of your first visit:

  • Identification
  • A list of any medications you may be taking
  • Your dental history
  • A form of payment (please see the Payment tab for the methods we accept)
  • Insurance information (including plan ID number and booklet)

An assistant, dental hygienist or dentist will come for you when it’s time for your appointment. They will introduce themselves and then lead you to the operatory where your service or treatment will take place. There, your dental history will be reviewed. We may also familiarize ourselves with you by asking you questions about:

  • Your family
  • School or employment
  • Any interests or hobbies.

You will then receive a complete and thorough examination of your mouth and oral-maxillofacial complex.  Our New Patient Examination includes  extraoral and intraoral examination, periodontal measurements to gauge the health of your gums, oral cancer screening, dental health assessment, a caries risk assessment, an occlusal (bite) and TMJ assessment, and as  needed radiographs, photos, and models. We will discuss a customized approach to treatment and clearly identify priorities while listening intently to any concerns you may have.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to discuss them with us at your first or subsequent visits. We are here to help you in any way we can. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if there is anything we can do to make you more comfortable during your visit.

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If you have any remaining questions or concerns before your first visit at our dental office, please ask. We’d be happy to discuss them in confidence.  We look forward to getting to know you as part of our extended dental family