Your Dental History
You will complete a Demographics, Health History and Dental History forms. New patients are interviewed to go over your Health History and your situation. It is important that you provide us with your previous dentist’s name in case we have questions relating to your dental history. This helps us to provide safe dentistry and to get a better picture of your dental health.
If you are taking medications, please have a list of your medications and dosages along with your doctor’s name. Please take your diabetes and blood pressure medication before your appointment.
Your Treatment Plan
We do general dentistry including exams, x-rays, extractions, fillings and hygiene. Other types of dental treatment, such as crowns, root canals, and extraction of wisdom teeth is limited. The dentist will advise you on what we are able to do for you. Please be aware that the treatment plan can change during the course of your treatment.
Your Dental Hygiene
We expect you to follow the oral care instructions given to you as this is important to keep your teeth as healthy as possible. If you are unable to do homecare of your teeth properly, we may have to limit the type of treatment we can provide.
You can choose not to have a particular treatment done (for example, you do not wish to have a tooth extracted).
Our Prosthetics Program
We do removable dentures and partial dentures. If you desire this, and the dentist determines that you are a good candidate, the dentist will discuss this option with you. For most people, dentures will need to be adjusted over their lifetime.
Cancellations and No-Shows
Please read this carefully as we discharge patients from the Clinic for not keeping appointments. Please be on time or early for your appointments.
You will be discharged from the Clinic and not receive further care if you:
- No-show for 2 appointments. A cancellation of less than 24 hours ahead of your appointment is considered a no-show.
- Cancel or are late for more than 2 appointments. A cancellation less than 24 hours ahead of your appointment is considered a no-show.