First Visit Expectations
If you’re like most patients, you appreciate being informed before arriving at the dentist. Below is an overview of what you can expect during your first visit to The Art of Dentistry.
Let’s get to know each other
Your first visit is not only about our team getting to know you, but also about you getting to know our team. In the time we spend together, we encourage you to ask questions, express your concerns, and share with us anything you want us to know to help make your care as individual as you are.
Part of getting to know you and providing safe, personalized support involves reviewing your medical history. Certain medical conditions and medications and can influence your treatment protocols – so you will be asked to provide a list of your medications and their dosages (including vitamins and supplements).
Most new patients will have a comprehensive exam with one of our doctors, including a full-mouth series of x-rays, an oral exam of your teeth, gums, mouth, and jaw, and a non-invasive oral cancer screening. A cleaning will follow if there are no signs of periodontal disease. Periodontally involved patients and those needing extensive treatment will be re-appointed unless it can be accommodated on the same day.
You’re in great hands
If you haven’t been to a dentist for a while, please don’t worry. You’ve made an important decision – no need to feel guilty!
Once your entire exam is complete, Dr. Fann or Dr. Humphreys will talk with you about their findings. Together you can create a healthy, effective treatment plan that best meets your dental and personal requirements. We can prioritize and stagger your treatments to give you a smile you deserve in a timeframe you can afford.
Finally, we want you to know we will go above and beyond to make you feel relaxed and safe. Not only is your physical comfort important to us, but your emotional comfort is as well. So, come in, sit back, and unwind – you’re in great hands.