First Visit


Your initial examination appointment will usually consist of diagnostic films, medical and dental history review, a thorough oral examination, and a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. However, if you have a complex medical history or complex treatment plan it is usually necessary to return for a second consultation visit for reviewing your treatment plan. For emergency dental needs, we will try to provide relief treatment the same day. Non emergency dental treatment would usually be completed at subsequent visits.

Please assist us by bringing the following information at your first visit:

IMPORTANT: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under the age of 18 at the initial visit.

Please make sure that you list on the Medical History form any medical condition that may be of concern prior to dental 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.) .

X-Rays

If you haven’t had dental x-rays in over a year, it is usually necessary that we take some dental x-ray films (we use high speed film, so the exposure is very minimal). X-ray films enable the doctors to check for cavities between the teeth and diagnose multiple other conditions. If you have x-rays that are less than a year old from a previous dentist, you should request them from your previous dentist in advance of your appointment with us, so that they will have been forwarded to our office. If there is not enough time, please plan to pick these up from your previous dentist and bring them with you for your initial appointment at our office. If additional films are necessary, they can always be taken at our office.