Welcome to Our Practice
The first visit to a new doctor’s office is can be stressful. We hope to ease some of that stress and provide you with a friendly experience, starting with the moment you walk in our office.
Our reception area is a place where you can relax for those few minutes prior to your visit. Often, people take this time to complete the necessary paperwork such as medical history and personal information. If you plan to use this time for that purpose, we ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to allow enough time to complete the forms. If you prefer, you can also download the forms and complete them at your convenience. Just remember to bring them with you to your first appointment.
What to Bring on Your First Visit
If you received or downloaded our welcome packet prior to your first visit to our office, please bring the completed forms with you to your appointment. Otherwise, please arrive a few minutes early to allow time to complete the medical/dental health questionnaire, the patient information form, and review and sign the financial 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 of paper if necessary.
Also, bring your insurance cards so that we may make a copy. If your 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
- Cancer screening
- Oral and soft tissue exam
- Occlusion and bite check
After discussing your concerns, Dr. Werkmeister or Dr. Zavoral will perform a thorough exam. This exam allows us to properly diagnose your specific situation and develop your custom treatment plan. We will always share our findings with both you and your dentist.