your first office visit
We respectfully ask you arrive 20 minutes prior to your reserved appointment. This will allow time to complete our new patient forms if they have not been downloaded and completed. Your initial appointment usually will consist of an examination and review of your treatment options. If treatment can be done or started the same day as the consultation, we will offer that to you. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
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, please provide your card upon checking in. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
- Government issued identification
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.
When scheduling an appointment, please know that appointment time is reserved just for you. As a courtesy to you, other patients, and our doctor, it is important to attend every appointment at your reserved time. In the event that you are unable to keep your reserved appointment, we ask that you provide 48 hour notice. If you cannot provide 48 hour notice due to an emergency, we ask that you notify us as soon as possible.