Your initial appointment usually will consist of an extensive examination, x-rays and a review of your treatment options. Our new patient appointments may be more thorough than what you have experienced in the past and will take about 1.5 hours to complete. Cleanings are normally done at this initial visit. A complex medical history or treatment plan or deeper cleaning may require a second appointment for additional treatment or consultation. Please be sure to mention if you have a specific need you would like the doctor to address at your first visit.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Any x-rays taken by a previous dentist, if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
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 and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, 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 x-rays are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.