First Visit

What to Expect at Your First Dental Visit

Thank you so much for choosing us to be your dentist! After any needed emergency treatment is completed, every new patient should receive a thorough, comprehensive examination. Your initial exam will last approximately one hour. A health history evaluation, comprehensive oral exam, oral cancer screening and any necessary X-rays will be done. Children under 16 years of age will also have their teeth cleaned. For adult patients, we will determine exactly what type of teeth cleaning fits your particular needs, and then we will arrange another appointment to complete it.

After completing a thorough exam and any necessary X-rays, we will talk with you to discover just what you desire for your teeth. We will then explain your treatment options to you in a way that you can understand so that we can plan your treatment together. In many cases, we will complete priority needs as soon as we can, and then we will complete more flexible needs as you can work them into your life.

Open Communication

We believe that good dental care begins with open communication. We promise to speak candidly with you about our diagnosis and recommendations, any alternative treatments, and any symptoms present that may require treatment from a specialist. Working together, we can achieve a true partnership, with one common goal – keeping your smile beautiful and your teeth, gums and jaw joints healthy!