During your first visit,our goal is to get to know you better, to become familiar with your past dental experiences and to establish a treatment plan that will best meet your oral health needs.
We will discuss your health history, past dental experiences, and any anxieties you may have about dental care. To help us serve you best, we need to know what your expectations and needs are for treatment. Urgent concerns, like mouth pain or a broken tooth, will be addressed immediately!
Nervous about visiting the dentist? Have a child with you? We provide tours of our office upon request to take the uncertainty out of your visit.
We Don’t Rush Your Care
Your initial appointment will last approximately 90 minutes. In most cases, x-rays and intraoral photos of your mouth will be taken. Dr. Warren or Dr. Hagerman will perform a thorough dental exam, evaluate your diagnostic records to identify any areas of tooth decay, periodontal problems, jaw problems and signs of oral cancer.
After the examination, our dentist will provide a detailed summary of your oral health that will outline any existing dental problems and a proposed treatment plan for you.
We believe that good dental care begins with open communication, and we promise to speak candidly with you about your dental health. Working together, we can achieve a true partnership with one common goal – keeping your teeth, gums, and jaw joints healthy!
Save Time Before You Arrive
When all you want is to see the dentist, the last thing you want to do is spend twenty minutes filling out paperwork when you arrive.
Our new patient forms are available online so you can fill them out in the convenience of your own home. Click here to get started!
If you don't want to complete your forms online, that's fine - you can complete all insurance and health information forms in our office prior to your first appointment with us. Our front office staff will also ask you for:
- Any panoramic dental x-rays that have been taken within the past six months
- A copy of your dental insurance card if you have dental insurance.