As an Emergency Patient
If you are in pain, our goal is to see you as soon as possible during normal business hours. During this first visit, the dentist performs an evaluation, takes any necessary X-rays, and will diagnose the cause. If we do not have the time to correct the underlying problem during that first visit, we will do everything we can to provide a temporary solution until we can reschedule you for the first available appointment.
Routine Checkup and Cleaning
Typically you will be seen first by one of our experienced hygienists, who will review the paperwork, discuss any concerns you may have and take the necessary radiographs. She will perform an oral cancer screening exam, a periodontal assessment, and a dental exam. If you do not have extensive needs (including periodontal disease), she will most likely perform a cleaning. The dentist then evaluates the X-rays, reviews the periodontal assessment, performs a dental exam, and discusses any treatment options available. Feel free to ask any questions at any point during the visit; we are here for you.
If Possible, Please Bring the Following:
- Initial patient forms (available for download)
- Any current X-rays from your previous dentist.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have medical or dental insurance, please bring the cards or necessary information.
- If you are under 18, or have special needs, a parent or guardian (with medical guardianship) must accompany you to the first visit.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves, rheumatic fever, joint replacement within past 6 months, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.) or require medication prior to dental cleanings (i.e antibiotics, for pre-med.)
Current X-Rays from Previous Dentist
If your previous dentist has taken recent x-rays (within 6-months), you may request that they forward them to our office. They can be mailed to our office address, or emailed to
If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at the initial visit.