First visit - What to expect
Your first visit will consist of a comprehensive oral examination with necessary radiographs (x-rays) as needed. Our team will work with you to discuss and develop a treatment plan to help achieve the healthy smile uniquely for you. Please feel free to ask questions so we can understand your concerns during the visit. Treatment can usually start on the same day but if you have a more complex medical history or treatment plan may require subsequent appointments to provide treatments.
On your first visit, please bring your dental insurance card, IDs and “forms” or you can arrive early to fill them out at our office.
To provide comprehensive care, we need to understand your overall health. Besides the forms, please further assist us and prevent any delays by providing the following, if applicable:
- Any x-rays taken by a previous dentist (you may request them to forward the digital copy to our office: [email protected]) If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office on your first visit. If additional xrays are necessary, they can be taken at the time of your visit.
- A list of medications you are currently taking. Alert our office if you are taking certain heart medications, aspirin, and anticoagulant therapy.
- Please inform the office if you have medical conditions that may be of concern prior to treatment ( i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, or any recent surgeries within the last 6 months)
- If you need antibiotics prior to dental work, please take them as prescribed. If you are not sure if you need antibiotics prior, please contact your doctor/primary care physician, before your first visit.
Important: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
We understand your time is valuable, so we reserve your appointment time just for you. When preparing for your visit, please remember that your first appointments can last between 45minutes to 90 minutes. We also ask for your consideration in giving us at least a 24 hours courtesy call/message if you need to change your appointment so we can provide that time for another patient. No charge for cancellation or rescheduling of an appointment with a 24 hours or more notice. A $50 fee may be charged for cancellation or rescheduling of an appointment with less than 24 hours notice and for all no shows. (for further details please refer to “practice/financial policies)
As always, we appreciate your understanding and consideration regarding our appointment policy and if you have any questions or concerns, never hesitate to ask us.