First Visit

We hope that your initial examination at our office will be a great experience beyond your expectations. We utilize a system of evaluation at the office based upon scientifically recognized methods. Through a detailed dental questionnaire and medical history we will focus our attention at those areas you indicate are problematic. Our goal is to identify risk and help mitigate those risks. We systematically evaluate all mouths for issues in 4 main areas; Gum/Bone, Biomechanical (teeth and dental work), bite and smile. We will never give you a solution to a problem that you do not have. Some cases are simple and we can provide you a treatment plan that day. Other more complex cases will require more advanced treatment planning and often a follow up appointment for more data collection or a consultation visit. Whatever your issues may be it is of utmost importance to us that you have a full understanding of your risk in each area and how to improve your condition.

We are very proud of our on time reputation and want to give you our utmost attention therefore we ask you to help by providing the following information before the time of your appointment: Please be as detailed as possible in the Dental questionnaire.

  • Completed health and dental history forms. ( will be send electronically to a HIPPA compliant site in our office)
  • A list of medications that you are presently taking. (It is important to know if you have EVER taken bisphosphonates for cancer treatment or osteoporosis).
  • The name of the guest who recommended our office so we may thank them.
  • We would like to know if you have had difficulty getting numb for dental work in the past or if you have any dental anxiety.

IMPORTANT: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18 at the initial examination visit and subsequent restorative dental appointments.Hygiene visits do not require guardians wait in the office.

Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.) or require antibiotic medication prior to dental appointments.

X-Rays

If your previous dentist has taken recent x-rays (within 6-months), you may request that they forward them to our office. Please understand that if the images are not of acceptable diagnostic quality additional films may be required. Generally digital films can be emailed to our office on short notice.