At your first visit you’ll be greeted with a friendly hello and a smile. We don’t hide behind glass windows. We want you to feel welcome. Your first visit is extremely important to us. It gives us a chance to get to know each other and establish a relationship.
For some, the first visit is an emergency or related to a specific dental problem. We will attend to this situation and help you with this concern. If there is not an emergency problem, the first visit involves a comprehensive exam and diagnosis. A sort of fact finding mission. After discussing and understanding your goals and concerns, we will review your medical and dental histories. You can fill these out ahead by downloading our New Patient Form. We will take the necessary x-rays and in some cases photographs. The doctor will then perform a complete dental exam, including an oral cancer exam, and examination of the gum tissue. Each tooth is checked for decay or failing restorations.
After the exam the doctor will discuss the findings and options for treatment. Based on your desires, a treatment plan will be created. We can then proceed at your pace. If time is an issue, we can do the treatment all at once. If cost is an issue, we can separate the treatment into manageable steps. It is up to you! The assistant will then help schedule the necessary appointments and answer any questions you may have.
If the patient is a child, we do all the same steps, but mom and dad can be right by their side. We know that new places can be scary to kids. We find that often during the exam the comfort of a parent can help. We are a family dental office and love seeing kids!
A cleaning may be done at your first visit. Depending on how recently you have had your teeth cleaned and the condition of your gum tissue, we may recommend further treatment.
Your first visit includes:
- Discussion of Your Dental Concerns
- Review of Medical History
- Blood Pressure
- Necessary X-rays
- Intra-oral and Extra-oral Exam
- Oral Cancer Exam
- Review of Findings
- Discussion of Treatment Options
- Treatment Plan That Works for You
We offer payment by cash, check or Credit card (Visa and MasterCard). We offer interest free financing through CareCredit; up to 18 months interest free. Actually we pay the interest for you! We offer a 10% prepayment discount for full fee treatment plans that are paid in full prior to the date of the appointment. Please call our office to discuss which option might work best for you.