Your initial appointment usually will consist of an examination and review of your treatment options. Usually, treatment can be done or started the same day as the consultation. 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:All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 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.).
Do I Stay with My Child During the Visit?
We invite you to stay with your child during the initial examination. We suggest you allow your child to accompany our staff through the dental experience for future appointments. We can usually establish a closer relationship with your child when you are not present. We believe that your child will build confidence and overcome apprehension as we build a strong bond between our staff and your child. However, if you choose, you may come with your child to the treatment room. For the privacy of all patients, other children who are not being treated should remain in the reception room with a supervising adult or guardian.