For your first scheduled visit to our office please arrive a few minutes early. You will most often be seen for an appointment with a member of our hygiene staff. During that time they will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and gums, take any x-rays necessary to give us a complete view of all of the roots of the teeth, check for any abnormalities and make notes for the doctors.

Although you may be meeting with one of the doctors prior to that work, usually you will have your examination when the cleaning is complete. This is the time to discuss any of your concerns, mention any particular previous experiences you think important, and basically get to know our approach and office protocol.         

If, together we feel that a more detailed discussion of findings is necessary, you may be asked to return for a follow up consultation. This is often done when it has been some time between visits, if a cosmetic consultation is desired and when and if some more involved issues need more time for education, questions and further discussion.