What to Expect at Your First Dental Visit
First Visit to the Dentist Information
Your initial appointment usually will consist of an examination and review of your treatment options. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a discussion of the treatment needed.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Any x-rays taken by a previous dentist, with in the last 12 months if applicable. If your x-rays are not available at the time of the consultation we will take our own.
- 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 submit 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.).
X-Rays and Photos
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, that are current 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.
We will also take the needed photos for your chart including a profile chart photo, and intraoral photos. This helps us better track what you have as a incoming patient and can help us with submitting claims in the future if treatment is needed.