Your first appointment in our office is very important to us. This is an opportunity for you to meet Dr. Jones and the staff. It is your time to ask any questions or express any concerns you may have about your oral health or the appearance of your smile.
When you arrive for your first appointment, plan to be here for about ninety minutes. You will complete a medical and dental health history form and review the office policies, or if you prefer, you can complete these forms in advance on-line. If you have any questions about your insurance, feel free to ask our office manager and she'll be pleased to help you navigate complex insurance coverage details. We are happy to work with any insurance plan that allows patients to choose their own provider.
Dr. Jones will review your history documents with you and then perform a comprehensive evaluation. You may have photographs of your smile and x-rays of your teeth done. Your teeth will be checked for cracks, discolorations or cavities. Your gums will be probed, your bite evaluated, your oral cavity visualized and the movement of your jaw assessed. A state of the art oral cancer screening test and a caries risk assessment will also be conducted at this time.
Dr. Jones will use all of this information to develop a treatment plan. This plan will be discussed with you so that you can make informed decisions about your oral health. You may be scheduled back for a dental prophylaxis, periodontal treatment, restorations, orthodontia or cosmetic enhancements.
If your first visit with us is because you have pain, swelling or some other acute problem, a limited oral evaluation will be performed. This will focus on the problem you are having and the comprehensive evaluation will be deferred until your dental problem is resolved.
We believe that good communication is key to a positive patient-dentist relationship. Never hesitate to ask questions or voice concerns at any time. We are here to meet your dental needs and are happy that you are joining us. We look forward to a long term relationship with you!
As a thank you to our new patients, we offer the Opalescent Whitening System at one-half off our usual price of $300.00!