Your First Visit - What to expect:
When you arrive for your first visit we ask that you come 15 minutes early and be prepared to complete all insurance and health information forms that will allow us to begin your dental treatment. We will ask you to fill out several forms that will get you acquainted with our office.
We will ask for a photo I.D. at your first visit along with your dental insurance card. We will also take a current photo for future identification as required by the new Federal Red Flag Laws.
If you have current, diagnostic X-rays from a previous dental practice, please bring them with you to your dental appointment. Otherwise, we will take a complete set of X-rays and photos so that we can do a complete and thorough exam.
Your initial exam will last approximately 1 1/2 hours. On the first visit we will take a complete series of X-rays and oral hygiene instructions will be provided along with suggestions to help you care for your teeth. In most cases, we will also clean your teeth on this visit and provide a complete oral evaluation that will outline your existing dental needs and propose treatment.
Appointment Times & Cancellations:
Our appointments are scheduled to respect your time. We reserve a specific time for your care and we make every effort to see you as scheduled. We appreciate your promptness. We reserve the right to reschedule an appointment if a patient is more than 10 minutes late and the right to charge a nominal fee for missed appointments. If you do need to change an appointment, we ask that you give at least a 24-hour notice so that another patient can benefit from the appointment time.
For your convenience, our office uses an automated appointment reminder system to send out reminders that you need to schedule a routine visit and/or to confirm an upcoming appointment. You will receive messages via text or email depending on the information we have on file for you.