First Visit

If you’d like to come and see us you may do so in different ways.

We can request x-rays and information from your previous providers, or you may come and establish a new relationship with us

We may make a minimal radiographic image (X-ray) use ALARA (as low as reasonable achievable) with the latest digital technology. Once your exam is complete you may have this image sent to whom ever you like

Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, treatment can be done the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.

The foundation of a long term relationship is laid at the initial visit.  Our goals for the first visit are to properly diagnose your immediate dental concerns, review your past medical and dental history, and set a path forward that provides for long term optimum dental health. To do this, we will complete a thorough comprehensive dental evaluation including:

  • Review your medical history and discuss any factors that may impact treatment, or oral health
  • Complete an oral cancer screening, including a discussion of personal risk factors
  • A full mouth series of radiographs (x-rays) to serve as a baseline for diagnosis and measuring changes in your dental health in the future
  • A comprehensive evaluation of your periodontal (gum) health
  • Evaluate all existing dental restorations, new cavities, and future areas of concern for your teeth
  • Discussion of esthetic dental concerns, goals, and desired treatments
  • In some cases, a routine prophylaxis (dental cleaning) will be completed during this visit as well

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:

  • Your referral slip and any radiographs (x-rays) if applicable.
  • A list of medications you are currently taking.
  • If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
  • Photographs of the way you’d like see your teeth, or the way they used to be.

EMERGENCIES

Emergencies are big part of our practice, we will try to see you the day you need us.

IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.

Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).

RADIOGRAPHS (X-RAYS)

If your dentist or physician has made radiographs, you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office for your consultation. If additional films are necessary, they can be made at our facility. We are a digital radiography practice and use “ALARA” (as low as reasonably achievable) radiographic techniques. We use “extra oral sensors when ever possible and offer 3D imaging.