Office Visits

Our practice is committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, and high-quality dental care. We understand that you or your child may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. We are sensitive to your needs, and it is our goal to make you feel comfortable visiting our practice while we provide the best possible care.

Your first visit is all about you: your comfort, your happiness, and your health

During your first visit, we will review your dental and medical history forms, and take X-rays of your teeth and mouth. If you have been without dental care for more than a year or two, Dr. David or Dr Gill will meet with you to discuss your X-rays, help you create your individual treatment plan, and answer any questions you may have.

At your next visit, one of our hygienists will clean and polish your teeth, and inspect your teeth and gums for cavities or early signs of tooth decay or gingivitis. If you have a recent history of regular dental checkups, we may be able to do the cleaning and exam all in one vist.  

Bring your smile, but also remember to bring these to your first appointment

  • Your completed patient information form
  • Your insurance card

Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining a healthy smile!

The American Dental Association recommends a visit to your dentist a minimum of every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings to keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you have a history of gum disease, or show a buildup of heavy levels of calculus (tartar), then we may recommend a visit every three to four months.

We understand you have a busy schedule, so when you’re preparing to visit our office, please remember your appointments usually last between 45 and 90 minutes.  

We respect your health and time

. . . but these two things don’t always go together, so please understand if we are running a bit late. Many dental procedures have variable outcomes, and though we can make very educated estimates for how long a procedure should take . . . well, sometimes complications arise.

We will never leave a patient in pain or lacking a front tooth, so if we are running late, please understand that we are providing a fellow patient with the same compassion we would give to you if an emergency were to arise in your mouth. We do our very best to be on time, and we are proud to say it is rare for us to run more than 15 minutes behind. 

Please respect our time

We are fortunate to be a busy office, but that means many patients are in need of valuable appointments. Please respect our business and other patients’ needs by giving us one business day’s notice for a cancellation.  A “no show” involves any of the following:  

  • an appointment cancelled within four hours of the scheduled time
  • arrival at an appointment more than ten minutes past the scheduled time
  • patient failure to show up at all

Two no-shows in a 12-month period, and we have to ask you to find another dentist, unfortunately.

 

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