First Visit

Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Usually, treatment can be done the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and possibly a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.

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

  • Your referral slip.
  • A completed Patient Registration Form
  • If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.If you have any questions please see our Insurance Information Sheet

IMPORTANT: A parent or legal guardian must accompany all patients under 18 at the consultation visit.

If your physician has recommended that you take an antibiotic prior to dental visits, please consult the following resource:  Current ADA and AHA Recommendations for Antibiotic Prophylaxis.  At our office, we believe that patients with the following conditions will likely benefit from taking a proper dose of a carefully selected antibiotic prior to dental office visits.

  • artificial heart valves
  • a history of infective endocarditis
  • a cardiac transplant that develops a heart valve problem
  • several congenital (present at birth) heart conditions or defects

Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to treatment (i.e. uncontrolled high blood pressure).  Also let us know if you are currently feeling ill, on any blood thinner medication (i.e. aspirin or coumadin), or require medication prior to dental cleanings (i.e prophylactic  antibiotics).  If you experience claustrophobia with “things on face,” please let us know in advance as a sedative might be recommended for treatment. 

Interested in more sedation than nitrous oxide (laughing gas)?

We do offer combination oral and inhalation sedation for our more anxious patients. If you are interested in this, please let us know so that we can schedule an exam and consultation visit first.  It is important that we determine exactly what procedures are needed, their complexity, time requirement, and if oral sedation is the proper choice for you prior to scheduling the sedation and treatment appointment.  Please call us to discuss prior to your visit and read the section titled Before Oral Sedation.