Your first visit
Your first visit to our office typically includes an X-ray that allows us to view the structure of the jaw, the position of any teeth that have not yet erupted, malformed roots, and tooth decay.
The initial visit involves a review of your medical history. When you share your medical history, be sure to provide complete, up-to-date information on your health. Inform our office if you have experienced a recent hospitalization or surgery, or have been ill.
Also tell us the names, doses, and frequency of any medications you are taking - whether prescription or over-the-counter products - and the name of your physician. Tell us about any changes in your health or medications. This information will help us select the safest and most effective method of treatment for you.
We encourage regular checkups for every individual. Regular checkups are important to :
- Check for problems you might not see or feel
- Find early signs of decay
- Treat oral health problems early, while they are still manageable
Regular checkups include a thorough cleaning and polishing, and an oral exam by the doctor.
During the oral exam, your doctor will check the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue, and inspect your existing fillings and restorations because constant pressure from chewing, grinding, or clenching can cause them to wear away, chip, or crack.
Regular checkup appointments typically take about 45 minutes. Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be on time for our patients, and we ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment time.
Your smile is yours forever, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the best care whenever you need it. The cost of your treatment will vary depending on your individual needs and treatment plan. During your visit, we'll discuss the cost of your treatment and each of your available payment plan options with you, so you are able to make the best choice for you, your smile, and your family.
Our office staff is always available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork. We'll work with your insurance provider to make sure you understand your insurance benefits. Please let us know if you have any questions about your insurance coverage or payment options.
Affordable payment plans
Our practice accepts most major credit cards and insurance plans; plus, we offer affordable payment plans individualized to your needs for major treatments. Please contact our office for details.
New Patient Forms
Please prepare for your first appointment by completing our new patient information forms.
Download the forms to your computer and complete them at home. Then bring them with you to your first appointment.
These documents are in Adobe PDF format. If you're unable to read PDF files, you can download Acrobat Reader free from Adobe.