First Visit

Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough examination including:  a review of your medical and dental history and an evaluation of risk factors for dental disease.

  • A thorough extraoral exam, intraoral soft tissue exam, cancer screening, and a periodontal exam.
  • A caries exam and restorative charting.

Based on this information, you will participate in 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 a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.

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

  • Any previous X-rays if applicable.
  • A complete list of medications you are presently taking.
  • If you have dental insurance, bring your insurance card. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.

IMPORTANT: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18 at the initial visit.

Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to treatment(i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves, artificial joints, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.) or require medication prior to dental cleanings (i.e. antibiotics, for pre-medication.)

X-Rays

If your previous dentist has taken recent x-rays (within 1 year), 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. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our office.