At McCartney Dental, we feel that your first visit to our office is a very important one. Meeting a new patient, performing a comprehensive examination, and formulating a treatment plan based not only on clinical information but on a patient’s vision as well, is vital to the successful outcome of the treatment.
The initial examination appointment may take up to 1 and a half hours and will consist of a full review of your medical and dental history, a clinical evaluation of your gums, bone, muscles, teeth, bite, and jaw joints; and esthetic evaluation of your smile. An update of radiographs (x-rays), digital photographs and diagnostic impressions may also be needed. We will then discuss possible treatment options and associated fees, and answer any questions you may have. Once the treatment needs have been established we will assist you in coordinating the necessary appointments to manage that treatment. We will also work closely with you to help facilitate any treatment that may involve other dental specialists.
Our new patient forms are available here.
Please bring the following to your first appointment:
- a list of all your current medications
- any current radiographs you may have to minimize the number that needs to be taken at our office
- any insurance information; such as plan and ID numbers.
If you are under 18, please bring a parent or guardian to the initial visit.
We invite you to call to discuss your particular needs and to schedule an appointment with us.