First Time Visitor Information

Everything You Need to Know for Your First Visit

Preparing for Your Visit

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Please familiarize yourself with our important practice policies:

If your are expecting surgery, read our before-treatment instructions:

Please familiarize yourself with our important practice policies:

If you are expecting surgery, read our before-treatment instructions:

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Bringing Required Information

Online Registration

If you haven’t already, you can register as a new patient online. This can save you time and prevent forgetting to bring important information to your visit.

Please bring the following with you on your first visit:

  • Photo ID
  • Insurance cards
  • Referral card or slip
  • List of current medications
  • Medical and dental health history
  • Completed medical/dental insurance forms
  • Recent X-rays (within 6 months)

To ensure accurate diagnosis, it is very important that x-rays are recent (within six months). If you had x-rays taken with a previous dentist, you may request that they forward them to our office. If additional films seem necessary, they can be taken at our facility.

Online Registration

If you haven’t already, you can register as a new patient online. This can save you time and prevent forgetting to bring important information to your visit.

Please bring the following with you on your first visit:

  • Photo ID
  • Insurance cards
  • Referral card or slip
  • List of current medications
  • Medical and dental health history
  • Completed medical/dental insurance forms
  • Recent X-rays (within 6 months)

To ensure accurate diagnosis, it is very important that x-rays are recent (within six months). If you had x-rays taken with a previous dentist, you may request that they forward them to our office. If additional films seem necessary, they can be taken at our facility.

Important: Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the visit.

During Your Visit

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What to expect:

The first visit will start with a review of your medical and dental history and an initial examination. After a comprehensive examination, any dental findings will be directly discussed with you. Dental X-rays (pictures) are taken, if necessary, to ensure a thorough examination followed by oral hygiene instructions to clarify any proper oral care instructions. All aspects of a preventive dental health program including diet, hygiene, and fluoride will also be discussed.

If you are bringing a child, a cleaning and polishing of their teeth will usually follow along with fluoride application. For optimal communication, we will explain each of our procedures in terms your child can understand. We want to make your child’s first appointment a positive experience in order to set the tone for future appointments. If any dental findings indicate preventative or restorative treatment, than subsequent appointments may be scheduled.

It is always better to make a first dental appointment before your child has a dental problem. By starting an early prevention program, future dental problem can be avoided. Often times, if tooth decay is detected early enough, there are therapies available that can be used to reverse or minimize their growth. Furthermore, by introducing your child when little dental treatment is needed, he/she comes away a better patient with a more positive attitude about dentistry.

What to expect:

The first visit will start with a review of your medical and dental history and an initial examination. After a comprehensive examination, any dental findings will be directly discussed with you. Dental X-rays (pictures) are taken, if necessary, to ensure a thorough examination followed by oral hygiene instructions to clarify any proper oral care instructions. All aspects of a preventive dental health program including diet, hygiene, and fluoride will also be discussed.

child seeing dental assistant

If you are bringing a child, a cleaning and polishing of their teeth will usually follow along with fluoride application. For optimal communication, we will explain each of our procedures in terms your child can understand. We want to make your child’s first appointment a positive experience in order to set the tone for future appointments. If any dental findings indicate preventative or restorative treatment, than subsequent appointments may be scheduled.

It is always better to make a first dental appointment before your child has a dental problem. By starting an early prevention program, future dental problem can be avoided. Often times, if tooth decay is detected early enough, there are therapies available that can be used to reverse or minimize their growth. Furthermore, by introducing your child when little dental treatment is needed, he/she comes away a better patient with a more positive attitude about dentistry.

Please Alert the Doctor If...

MEDICAL
CONDITIONS

You have any of these medical conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Artificial heart valves
  • Artificial joints
  • Rheumatic fever

PRESCRIPTIONS & MEDICATIONS​​

You take:

  • Heart medication
  • Aspirin
  • Anticoagulant Therapy

PRIOR
REQUIREMENTS

Your are required to take medication before dental cleanings, such as:

  • Antibiotics
  • Pre-medications

Please Alert the Doctor If...

MEDICAL CONDITIONS

You have any of these medical conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Artificial heart valves
  • Artificial joints
  • Rheumatic fever

PRESCRIPTIONS & MEDICATIONS​​

You take:

  • Heart medication
  • Aspirin
  • Anticoagulant Therapy

PRIOR REQUIREMENTS

You are required to take medication before dental cleanings, such as:

  • Antibiotics
  • Pre-medications

Following Your Visit

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There are several things you may need to do to avoid complications:

Our doctors and staff will give you instructions and guidelines during your visit and it is important that you follow them. You can also read our Post-Op and After Care Instructions here.

Please contact us immediately if you experience any significant pain or problems.

woman in pain speaking to dental staff

There are several things you may need to do to avoid complications:

Our doctors and staff will give you instructions and guidelines during your visit and it is important that you follow them. You can also read our Post-Op and After Care Instructions here.

Please contact us immediately if you experiences any significant pain or problems.

Have any questions or concerns about your visit?

Feel free to reach out to us by phone or email. Our friendly staff are looking forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you may have before your visit.