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What to Expect on Your First Visit

Having your completed health history will help our office get to know a little bit about you before your visit. Please make available a list of your current medications and alert us to any health issues. Did you know your general medical physician may require you to pre-medicate for certain dental treatments? If you are currently taking blood thinners, have a medical implant, or have allergies please let our office staff know.(aspirin, heart medications, anticoagulant therapy, etc.)

Our dental practice usually runs on time according to our schedule to reduce time spent in the reception area. If you are running a few minutes late please give our office call so me can make adjustments. We love making a good first impression by running on time.

Initial dental cleaning appointments, dental prophylaxis, include a thorough exam, digital x-rays, and a consultation so we can answer any question you have about your dental health. Dr. Cavanaugh and Dr. Becker enjoy explaining treatment options, such as tooth colored resins, implant restorations, and crown and bridge. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.

Please help us by providing information about your health:

X-rays taken by your previous dental Full mouth series, or bite wingX-rays if applicable.
A current list of medications you are taking.
Bring your dental insurance card, or the subscriber’s information — full name, SS#, date of birth and employer information.This will allow us process your claims quickly.

IMPORTANT: A guardian or parent needs to be present for consultations and dental treatment for all patients under 18.

X-Rays

If your previous dentist has taken recent x-rays (within 6-months), please request that they forward them to our dental office. If they are digital x-rays, they can be easily emailed to us in jpeg format.