First Visit

Routine Checkup and Cleaning (Preventative visit)

Typically you will be seen first by one of our experienced, registered dental hygienists. They will review paperwork, discuss any concerns you may have and take any necessary radiographs. The hygienist will perform an oral cancer screening exam, a periodontal assessment, and a dental exam. If you do not have extensive periodontal needs, the hygienist will perform a dental cleaning. After the dental cleaning, the dentist will then evaluate the radiographs (x-rays), review the periodontal findings, performs a thorough dental exam, answers any patient questions and discusses any treatment options available. Please feel free to ask any questions that you have during your dental appointment!

Important documents to bring with you:

  • Initial patient forms (available for download on our website).
  • Any current x-rays (within 6 months) from your previous dentist. You may request that they forward them to our office via mail or email.
  • A list of medications you are currently taking.
  • Medical or dental insurance cards if you have them.

If you are under 18 years of age or if you have special needs, a parent or guardian must accompany you to the first visit.

Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to a dental cleaning or dental surgery (diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves, rheumatic fever, joint replacement within past 6 months, etc.) or if you are on any medications (heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc) or require medication prior to dental cleanings (antibiotics for pre-medication).