Your First Visit
What To Expect On Your First Visit
From the moment you enter our dental office, we want you to feel at ease. Read these frequently asked questions to learn what to expect.
What will happen during my first visit?
On your first visit to our office, please arrive about 10 minutes early so that you have enough time to fill out our New Patient and Dental Health History forms. Your wait for your appointment will begin in our relaxing reception area, where you'll find lots of up to date reading materials and soft, roomy chairs.
Your first appointment will be approximately 90 minutes in duration. At the beginning of your appointment, your dentist will talk to you about your oral health needs in reference to your Health History form. Based on this conversation and a thorough dental exam, your dentist will develop a long-term dental treatment plan for you.
Your comprehensive examination will include an oral cancer screening, a full mouth series of x-rays, photos, and a thorough exam of your gums, teeth, bite and jaw.
Throughout your appointment, your dentist or hygienist will take the time to answer your questions about your dental health and treatment options.
What amenities does your office feature?
- On-site parking
- Emergency appointments accepted
- Automated or phone appointment reminder
- Pay by assignment
- Extended office hours
- Most insurance plans accepted
How can I book an appointment?
To book an appointment with us, please call our office during our regular business hours. If you like, you can also book your next appointment while you're here at the office.
If you experience dental emergency, please call us right away and we'll make room in our schedule to see you.
How do I cancel or reschedule an appointment?
To cancel or reschedule an appointment, please call us or visit us in person, rather than emailing. Please let us know as soon as possible, so we can open up the space in our schedule for another patient.
Do you offer appointment reminders?
In the days before your appointment, you will receive automated appointment reminders from us by either phone or email. If you must cancel or reschedule an appointment, please call us as soon as possible to let us know.
Does The Dental Office offer direct insurance billing?
At The Dental Office, we accept most insurance plans. On your first appointment, please bring your insurance information with you, and we will be happy to submit your claim to your insurance company directly.
Does The Dental Office offer payment plans?
We offer flexible payment plans to help our patients get the care they need on an affordable budget.
New Patient Forms
Download, print, and fill out the following forms ahead of your appointment.
On this form, you will supply some personal information, including your home address, and employment and insurance details.Download