Your first visit as a new patient may be your very first ever to the dentist or your first in a while; but certainly it is your first to us, so you may be wondering what to expect. Going to the dentist is much like a doctor’s office visit. New patient forms will need to be filled out. We have included these online to expedite the process, so fill these out if you get the chance and bring them with you. Included in these forms are questions about your insurance, which we take a copy of during your first visit. If you have a copay, these are expected at the time of service.
While you are waiting for your appointment, please feel free to visit our beverage bar and enjoy the music. Our team is available for any questions you might have during this time.
During Your Appointment
Once your name is called, you will be escorted to a dental chair in a patient room. We have flat screen TVs for your viewing, though it will not be long before our hygienist comes to your room. The hygienist performs a cleaning and a periodontal exam to check your teeth and gums for health. This exam and cleaning will be thorough and professional. Our hygienists and dental assistants at South Blvd Dentistry are the gentlest you will find.
From there, our assistants will then take an x-ray of your teeth. We can tell a lot from simply examining your teeth or how your mouth responds to the cleaning; but, the x-ray confirms the answer and lets us know for sure if you have a need for further dental treatment. Dr. Chris McCain or Dr. Tommy Kim will then come to your treatment room to explain the results of your x-rays as well as discuss treatment options. Sometimes these are as simple as following proper oral hygiene practices. If we recommend dental treatment, you will be provided with a full treatment plan.
You will be offered a recommended toothbrush with the correct bristles for your mouth and tips on the best hygiene routine. Depending on your x-rays, we will suggest when you should schedule your next appointment. While you were waiting in the lobby, you may have noticed our brochures for cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign and whitening. If you have questions about these services, this is the perfect time to ask for more information.
Contact South Blvd Dentistry today to schedule your first visit with us. We look forward to seeing you!