First Visit

Children

Along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend that your child’s first dental visit be scheduled by their 1st birthday. It is very important to make the first visit as positive and enjoyable for your child as possible.  A pleasant, comfortable first visit builds trust and helps put your child at ease during future visits with us. Let your little one know that the doctors and staff will explain everything in detail and will answer any questions they might have. 

Parents should not make a big deal out of the visit and refrain from using any words that could cause unnecessary fear, such as “needle” or “drill.” We will record your child’s dental and medical history, complete a comprehensive examination and discuss any findings with you. We will also review the importance of maintaining a good dental health program with you and your child to ensure a healthy and beautiful smile for life!

Orthodontics

Our orthodontist treats both adults and children with an emphasis on a fantastic smile as a part of your overall dental health.  We will evaluate your dental hygiene, the position of your teeth and your bite.  We will explain your treatment options as well as answer any financial questions that you may have. 

Quite often, we are able to start your orthodontic treatment on the same day!   Records, including x-rays, photos, and models, will be completed first.  Then we can proceed with placing braces or taking a second set of impressions for Invisalign.

Adults

When you arrive for your first visit, please be prepared to complete all insurance and health information forms that will allow us to begin your dental treatment. We will ask you to fill out several forms that will get you acquainted with our office.

Your initial exam will last approximately one hour. Oral hygiene instructions will be provided along with suggestions to help you care for your teeth. In some cases, we will also clean your teeth on this visit and provide an evaluation that will outline your existing dental problems and proposed treatment.

Forms

You may access the following forms to assist us with your care. Please print and fill out the following forms, then bring them to your appointment.

Family and Children's Dentistry Welcome Packet

Adult Medical History Form

Child Medical History Form

Family and Children’s Dentistry Total Care Plan

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