What to Expect
All patients will receive an examination in order to make an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Please bring the names of all current medications to your first appointment and inform us of any changes that may occur. Some medications or Health Conditions may require a consultation with your medical doctor prior to dental treatment. Please understand that this may at times delay dental treatment for your health and safety. Some items to consider are pregnancy, uncontrolled or high blood pressure readings,untreated heart disease, diabetes, heart murmurs, blood thinners, and Kidney or liver disease. If you think you fall into these categories, consider talking to your physician first, to see if there are special measures they recommend for you. We request that our pregnant patients obtain a consent from your OB/GYN prior to your appointment to avoid any delay or limitations in your treatment.
New Patients seeking comprehensive care will receive a comprehensive exam with x-rays in order to indicate the type of cleaning needed for that individual and what type of restorative treatments are indicated. Emergency exams will be performed for patients with pain or swelling requiring urgent care or persons who have a concern that needs to be addressed prior to their next scheduled visit. Radiographs may be necessary at emergency visits to diagnose the area of concern.
Patients are responsible for payment of services the day they are rendered. Any payment options will be discussed during the presentation of the treatment plan and which services qualify.
New Patient Forms can be located on our website or we will gladly offer a paper version at our office when you arrive. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time in order to establish your computer record and verify insurance.
1st Visit for a Comprehensive Dental Exam
When entering our office, we will greet you with a smile whether on the phone or at the front desk! You will find our waiting room comfortable and relaxing with family friendly movies, fresh coffee, and the essence of an ocean oasis to ease your day. Our friendly staff will acknowledge your arrival and register you for your appointment. When your appointment time arrives, you will be led to our consultation room to privately obtain your health history and blood pressure.
1st Visit for an Emergency Exam
All steps will be the same as a New Patient exam except that our focus will be on the issue of greatest concern or discomfort that day. Emergency exams will be scheduled on the same day or next business day depending on appointment availability. We will do our best to accommodate our patient’s needs. Radiographs will focus on this area also. If there is more than one area of concern we will gladly take an x-ray of that region at an additional cost.