Your First Appointment

What will my initial exam include?

  • Comprehensive evaluation of your current dental condition
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Radiographic evaluation (x-rays) as needed
  • Diagnostic models of current tooth and ridge form
  • Diagnostic photographs as needed
  • Preliminary overview of your current dental condition and treatment needs

To provide a thorough evaluation, this appointment may take 1 ½ – 2 hours, please plan your schedule accordingly.

Treatment discussion

Thorough planning is the key to helping you achieve your dental goals. After we have gathered the necessary diagnostic information, we will schedule an appointment for an in-depth treatment discussion to review the various options for your particular dental condition. Your input and opinions are helpful in determining which treatment is best for you. We then help coordinate treatment with other dental professionals as needed, including the oral surgeon, periodontist, endodontist, orthodontist and your General Dentist.

What is your financial policy?

The fee for your initial evaluation includes all procedures performed at this appointment and is due at the time of your initial appointment. While making your first appointment with our office, we will be happy to provide you with an estimate for your particular needs.

Following your treatment discussion, we will prepare a proposal which will include the estimated fees for the treatment option you select. We will also include a treatment cost worksheet to aid you in tracking the cost of your dental investment, including adjunctive services provided by other specialists. Once you decide which treatment option is best for you, we can help you decide on a financial arrangement that best suits your needs.

As a courtesy to our patients, we will gladly file an insurance claim to your dental insurance company so they may reimburse you directly.

Before your first appointment, please review and fill out our new patient forms to bring with you.

If you experience any problems or have any questions, please call our office at 336-274-5400.

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