Your First Visit

We Look Forward To Serving You!

Our staff will always greet and welcome you with a smile. We understand the nature of the service, the apprehension that most patients have and all the paperwork that surrounds it. The front desk staff is qualified to assist you with the patient registration and will be able to answer any questions you might have regarding insurance,  privacy notifications and overall treatment questions.

You should allow 1-2 hours of your time for the visit, especially if you wish to start treatment on the same day. The clinical staff will be able to answer all your questions prior to starting any treatment.

Once your appointment is made, a username and password will be emailed to you, which allows you to login and complete your registration at your convenience. Please have all online registration forms filled out in advance. If you do not have computer access, we will be happy to assist you at the office.  Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to complete these forms.  When you arrive in the office, we will ask you to review the forms you have completed for any desired changes.  We will also ask you to sign policy and consent forms.

Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Often, treatment can be done the same day as the consultation, but sometimes a second appointment may be required for completion.  Please allow 1-1.5 hours for your appointment. Click on the video to hear detailed information about your first visit with the doctor.

 

Your dentist may send x-rays for us to review prior to your initial consultation. Although these x-rays are helpful in diagnosing your treatment, one or more x-rays will be taken at your consultation appointment to provide a more comprehensive view of the tooth. This is important to provide you with a thorough evaluation and diagnosis.  Our low dose digital x-rays are designed to limit radiation exposure.  In addition, we utilize the Carestream 3-dimensional digital imaging system.  This provides an unparalleled diagnostic view.

 

If your dentist provided you with a referral slip or x-ray, please bring it with you. 

 

Eat a good meal prior to your appointment because appointments are lengthy and you may be numb afterward.

 

Continue all medications that you usually take for blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid, and any other conditions, as recommended by your physician. If there is a question, please call our office prior to your appointment.

 

If you have been advised by your physician to use antibiotic premedication for cardiac, stroke. orthopedic or other medical reason, please take the antibiotic one hour prior to your appointment.

 

A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under the age of 18.

 

We try our best to stay on schedule to minimize your wait.  However, our practice provides emergency care which always takes priority and can cause delays.  We appreciate your understanding and patience and we will make every effort to communicate any delays to your scheduled appointment.

 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact our office by phone, text, or email.  We are here to serve you!