First impressions are everlasting. You will be greeted by our friendly staff with a warm welcome to our office. Please arrive 15 minutes early so that you have time to fill out new patient information form, medical history form and dental insurance information form. Please bring a list of medication that you are taking, your primary care doctor's information, your primary and secondary dental insurance information. Please notify our staff if you require premedication, or if you have or had any of the following: valvular heart disease, previous endocarditis, mitral valve prolapse with regurgitation, prosthetic heart valves or orthopedic prostheses.
We'll take you on a walking tour of our office. You will witness our state-of-the-art treatment areas and our hospital-grade sterilization area. You can be assured our office raises above OSHA standards and our infection control is taken seriously. We want you to feel comfortable here.
A comprehensive dental examination with dental x-rays are performed for each new patient.
During your initial visit, a comprehensive dental exam is performed by one of our doctors.
Dental exam includes
Listening: Understanding our patient's primary dental concerns and expectations.
Oral cancer screening: Thorough examination of the head, neck, oral cavity, throat and surrounding areas for any signs of oral cancer.
Radiographic examination: A panoramic x-ray and full mouth series of x-ray is essential for comprehensive and accurate diagnosis.
Gum disease evaluation: Thorough examination of gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.
Examination of tooth decay: All tooth surfaces will be examined for decay.
Examination of existing restorations: Examination of current fillings, crowns, bridges.
Presentation: Our doctor will present their findings to the patients. Our patients have a chance to ask questions. We are focused on education and we will provide our recommendations and present options.
A list of recommended treatments including fees of each procedure and the sequence in which they are completed will be prepared for our new patients. Our patients will have an opportunity to review, ask questions, understand the pros and cons of each treatment and it's alternative treatment options. We want our patients to understand our treatment recommendations as well as their financial obligations.