Patient's information

Your first visit usually starts with a review of your medical history, dental examination (visual exam, cancer screening, intraoral photography and other diagnostics) and followed by a discussion of your oral health, and review of your treatment options. Usually, a teeth-cleaning or treatment can begin the same day. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.

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

  • Any x-rays taken by a previous dentist, if applicable.
  • A list of medications you are presently taking.
  • If you have dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.

IMPORTANT:

Patients under the age of 18 have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian if they need help with filling the medical forms and making treatment choices.

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 currently taking any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).

X-RAYS

During your first visit we assess the type and number of the required x-rays. This decision is made on the base of your current dental health condition, dental history, existing personal risks of dental disease and other parameters. Some patients do not require any x-rays, others could need multiple x-rays.

If your previous dentist or physician has taken x-rays, they could be transferred by sending a written request signed by the patient.

Length of the appointment

Please be advised that your first visit may take from 30 to 60 minutes depending on the complexity of the dental problems, amount of the x-rays that are required and other factors.