Please assist us at the time of your initial visit to the office by providing the following information:
- Your referral slip and x-rays from your referring dentist.
- A list of medications you are currently taking (please note that you can fill out your patient registration and medical history form on this web page or they will be mailed to you prior to your visit.)
- If you have dental insurance, please bring any forms or insurance cards with you to the appointment.
Please Note: All patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation appointment.
Please notify the office if you have a medical condition or concern prior to your appointment.
Also, please inform us if you have EVER taken bisphosphonates (ie Fosamax, Didrocal, or Actonel). These medications are generally prescribed for osteoporosis. We will complete an in depth medical and dental health history and a thorough examination to measure for bone loss, loose teeth, bite, oral cancer screening, TMJ and other signs of periodontal disease.
Will it hurt?
We will be as gentle as possible. The periodontal exam can be completed with little or no discomfort.
What will it cost?
Since all patients are different, your Periodontist must complete your examination before establishing your treatment plan and the fee for care. The fee for periodontal treatment can vary considerably depending on the type of problems and the complexity and length of treatment.
An approximate fee can usually be determined at the initial visit; but on occasion, some initial treatment or further diagnostics must be completed before the final treatment plan can be established.
Our philosophy of practice is to treat as conservatively as possible to attain treatment goals.
What to Expect
We are committed to providing you the best care available for your periodontal and implant needs in a calm, comfortable friendly environment. We always do our best to exceed your highest expectations and provide you the exceptional care you deserve and on which our reputation has been established.
During your first visit a thorough examination will allow us to determine the extent and severity of your oral condition. We will clinically and radiographicly evaluate your situation. For highly complex cases, sometimes additional laboratory, medical tests or specialized imaging may be necessary to properly diagnose your condition and come up with the treatment options that best suit you and your needs.
We believe the most successful and happy patients are those that are the most informed. Our staff is highly trained and all of them attempt to give the patients all the information they need to make informed decisions. After treatment recommendations are made, we will complete a financial consultation with you reviewing costs associated with your recommended treatment and the payment options we offer.