Your Initial Office Visit

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A typical visit to our office begins with a medical history and consent forms.  For your convenience these forms may be completed online through our secure web service.  A login ID and PASSWORD will be emailed to you to access and complete these forms upon scheduling your consultation appointment.  This information may also be completed here in our office.

Your initial appointment will consist of an examination and consultation to explain your diagnosis and review the treatment options available.

If treatment is recommended we will discuss the number and length of treatment visits required for your care.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:

  • Your referral slip and any X-rays if applicable.
  • A list of medications you are presently taking.
  • If you have dental insurance, please provide us the following insurance information:  name of the insurance company, policy holder’s name and employer, insurance I.D. number or social security number, date of birth of the policy holder and date of birth of the patient.

IMPORTANT:

All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all appointments.

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 on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.) or require medication prior to dental cleanings (i.e antibiotics, for pre-med.)

X-Rays

If your previous dentist has taken x-rays of the area in question, you may request that they forward them to our office or you may bring them with you to your appointment.  If the x-rays from your dentist are current, cover the entire area of concern and are of adequate quality for evaluation of the tooth structure and surrounding bone then additional radiographs are not required.  Our office will obtain diagnostic intraoral digital x-rays of the area(s) of concern even if you have previous radiographs if additional diagnostic information is required such as angled views of the area or if the entire area of concern is not captured.