Our focus is on you, and we always make sure to take time to hear exactly what your desires for your teeth are so that we can help you meet your goal.
Your initial appointment will consist of a comprehensive examination that will involve a review of your health and dental conditions.
Typically this appointment involves:
• Clinical Exam/Cancer screening
• Charting existing conditions
• Photographic records
• Necessary Digital X-rays
• Review of your specific needs
After your examination we will explain your diagnosis and treatment options. A complex treatment plan may often require a second appointment to provide further detail and discussion of your proposed treatment.
A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under the age of 18 years of age at the time of consultation and at the time of surgery
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your initial appointment:
• X-rays from previous dentist (if applicable)
If you have x-rays from a previous dentist you may request that they forward them to our office. Our office uses digital x-rays, an advanced technique that reduces x-ray exposure dramatically. It is also easier to forward your digital x-rays via email should they need to be sent to a specialist or other practitioner. (X-rays are typically updated at your new patient exam. It is important to have a full mouth set of x-rays or a panoramic x-ray taken every 3-5 years with bitewing x-rays usually taken annually. X-rays help the dentist view the structure of the jaw including: the position of any teeth that have not yet erupted, malformed roots, tooth decay, infection and other dental/jaw abnormalities.)
• A list of your current medications
Please inform your clinician of ANY medical condition that may be of concern. (I.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) Also indicate if you are on any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.)
• If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms.
Occasionally, treatment can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require further visits.