Thank You for Choosing Our Practice
We would like to extend a warm welcome to our practice. We are committed to doing everything possible to provide you with high quality, state-of-the-art periodontal and implant care and also to make your visit to our office a pleasant experience.
What to Bring on Your First Visit
If you received our welcome packet prior to your first visit to our office, please bring the completed forms with you to your appointment. You can also download and print them by following the link below.
Otherwise, please arrive a few minutes early to allow time to complete the medical/dental health questionnaire and the patient information form. If you have a complicated health history, please mail it to our office so that we might review it in advance. Be sure to list all medications with dosages and any natural supplements, attaching an extra sheet if necessary.
Also, bring your insurance cards for us to copy and if your general dentist has given you a written referral or x-rays, please remember to bring them with you to your appointment.
What to Expect on Your First Visit
Your first visit will include the following:
- Review of your complete dental and medical history form
- Review of your dental x-rays and/or taking new x-rays as required
- Oral and soft tissue exam
After a thorough exam, one of our periodontists will discuss his findings and all options for treatment. Our goal is to help you come to an informed decision regarding care. Complicated or multi-disciplinary cases may require further discussion with your general dentists prior to presenting your treatment plan.
Patients with certain medical conditions (e.g. valvular heart conditions and artificial joints) are required to premedicate with antibiotics prior to treatment. We require this with your safety in mind. Please notify us if you have been informed by your general dentist or physician that you require premedication.
- All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation appointment.
- Please notify the office if you have a medical condition or concern prior to surgery (e.g. artificial heart valves or joints, heart murmurs requiring premedication, severe diabetes, or hypertension.)
- If your referring dentist has taken x-rays, you may request that they be forwarded to us.