An up-to-date list of your medications (including vitamin supplements).
An up-to-date list of your medical conditions and allergies.
Information about your health care providers, including all of your doctors and their phone numbers (including previous dentist).
Information about your emergency contacts.
Your dental insurance or medical cards.
Your dentures or partials...even if you don't wear them.
Insured patients must have all necessary information so that we can request benefit information from your insurance carrier. This includes your insurance card and/or the requested insurance information on the insurance section of the New Patient Form.
Please arrive 15 minutes early for paperwork. This will aid us in seeing you on time for your appointment.
Our new patient exam is thorough and complete. We will inform you about all your dental health needs as well as what is available cosmetically.
Our exam looks for...
Recurrent decay (decay under old fillings)
Gum and bone disease
TMJ (jaw joint disorders)
Reviewing your medical history
We will recommend a complete set of x-rays on all new patients to provide you with a thorough and comprehensive exam. These x-rays will show us the following:
Overhangs (fillings that are ill-fitting)
Hard deposits under your gums
If you have x-rays from another office, please let us know so we may obtain and use them. This enables us to take only minimal amount of new films.
We strongly believe that the greatest degree of oral health care can be obtained only through adequate patient home care with regular, periodic, professional cleaning and recare visits. This way, many problems can be prevented and corrected before they become extensive. Our office has developed a recare system customized for each individual patient's cleaning needs. We look at the symptoms you are experiencing to determine the "type of cleaning" you will need. There are many factors contributing to your symptoms other than just your oral hygiene. Pregnancy, stress, medications, diet, ill fitting crowns and bridges, tobacco, and occlusion are a few of these factors. Your treatment needs can change quickly. We know that a healthy mouth requiring a "regular cleaning" is void of bleeding, swelling, odor, calculus (tartar), and bone loss. Your individual needs will always be discussed.
We look forward to developing a great professional relationship with you and your family. We are always looking for ways to serve our patients better. Please let us know if you have any ideas that will assist us in our quest for excellent patient care.
What we want
Our desire is to make our fees reasonable and affordable for all of our patients. Your visit here is not about money but is about your health. Every effort is made to seat and dismiss our patients on time. We reserve time for each patient in advance unless a patient is in pain and has an emergency need. We would appreciate your cooperation in making and keeping your appointments.