Schedule Your First Dental Visit
Your First Dental Visit
Your first visit is extremely important in establishing a lasting, healthy relationship with our practice. Exceptional care begins with the first phone call. You can expect to speak with a friendly and knowledgeable team member regarding your specific needs. We will gather information from you to make the process as easy and comfortable as possible. We will ask about any particular issues or pain you may have related to your oral health, any general health concerns, some demographic information, any insurance information if needed, and any other information you think we will need to know. We offer convenient appointment times to help fit your schedule.
It is possible to complete a health history and needed forms prior to your appointment. A team member can point you to the area on the website, it can be e-mailed, sent by regular mail or even faxed. If this is not convenient, you may still complete the forms in the office.
Upon arrival in the office, you will be greeted by one of our friendly front office team members. It is always nice for us to put a face with the name. We have water, coffee and tea available in our reception area.
You will meet with the doctor and an assistant in one of our comfortable, modern rooms. The doctor will get to know you and understand your specific needs and history. The doctor will review your medical and dental history. Dental x-rays, intra-oral examination, oral cancer screening, TMJ evaluation, periodontal (gum) evaluation and cosmetic concerns will all be evaluated.
One of our professional, gentle registered dental hygienists will complete a dental cleaning. The cleaning is very thorough and patients often remark at how clean and fresh their teeth and mouth feel when done. The cleaning will include a polishing, flossing and often a fluoride rinse. We are aware of any particular concerns for our patients including sore gums and sensitive areas. We have topical anesthetic available as well as nitrous oxide. Special care is taken for children as well.
The doctor and hygienist will review all of the findings regarding oral, systemic, periodontal (gum) health with you in detail. We will educate you about your mouth and health and recommend the best techniques, products and treatment plan to get you to optimal health.