First Time Visit Expectations

Before You Arrive

Once your appointment is scheduled, we will send you several forms to review and complete in advance of your first appointment (or you can download them here) so we can save you time and make your first visit go smoothly. 

We will take care of contacting your former dentist and getting all the dental care information we need from their office. That way we will be ready on your first visit to proceed with the care you need without unnecessary duplications.

We will also contact your insurance company to receive an estimate of what your financial responsibility will be and to ensure that there won’t be any surprises from your insurance.

During Your First Visit

When you arrive at our dental office, you will be greeted by your scheduler and our financial administrator who will acquaint you with our office procedures and who will be on your dental care team. You will then be escorted into the treatment area by your dental assistant.

The dentist will perform a complete oral examination and discuss any treatment you may need. Teeth cleaning may be performed during your first visit, or might be scheduled for a follow-up visit depending on the condition of your teeth and gums. Your first appointment will take between 1–1½ hours. We ask that patients under the age of 18 be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.