Things to Know When Visiting a New Dentist

Our dentist’s goal is to help you reach good oral hygiene and a beautiful smile. With pearly white teeth and a healthy smile, an individual’s self-esteem and confidence increases. Therefore, going to our dentist every six months is highly recommended. For those visiting our dentist for the first time, following the tips below will ensure a smooth and proficient visit:

Smile Reminders

It can be easy to forget when you scheduled a dental appointment. But now we'll remind you with a "Smile Reminder" via email or text message, and even provide driving directions if it's your initial visit. Just click on the link below to let us know how you'd like to be contacted. We'll do the rest!

Smile Reminder Consent Form

To help you, here is a brief analysis of everything you should expect during your first visit to your new dentist at Dublin Dental Center in Dublin, Pennsylvania.

Initial Consultation

Consultations are a great opportunity for you to get to become familiar with our dentist and our clinic. Our dentist can talk to you about the different procedures that are offered and how you can benefit from them.

New Patient Paperwork and Documentation

New Patient Form

If you are pleased with our dentist after the first meeting, our team will assist you in setting up an appointment. Before the appointment, you will be required to fill out a new patient form along with providing your dental history and records. It is suggested that you come in at least 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment to make sure that you have plenty of time to fill out these forms.

This paperwork mostly comes in two categories and must be properly completed. The first form requires your personal details. In this form, you have to fill in personal information such as your name, age, marital status, income range, home address, etc. You will also be required to complete a medical history form. In this form, you must provide complete information regarding your past medical treatments, dental problems and details about dental insurance coverage, policy and provider.

It is imperative for you to be precise in answering all the questions as any wrong answer could impact your future treatment.

Our office also provides patients with the choice of filling out the forms before coming to the clinic. This means that you can visit our website and fill out the enrollment form online. This saves you time and ensures you a hassle-free appointment and an efficient and effective visit. Patients can download health history forms from our website and fill in all the required details. This information will be stored in our database and will be evaluated prior to your session.

Comprehensive Examination

After studying your dental health history, our dentist will most likely examine your gums, teeth and mouth. This procedure is known as a comprehensive exam and is performed to study the state of your dental health and hygiene. An important part of the comprehensive exam is the cleaning.

Our dentist will thoroughly look for any sensitivity, decay and redness around the gums and teeth during the examination and explain the procedure to you. Even though our dentist will have already studied your medical and dental history from the forms you filled out, they might ask you questions about your teeth while examining them. This is fairly common in the case our dentist sees anything unusual or something which was not mentioned in the forms.

X-Ray

These scans are taken to better analyze oral disruptions, diseases, and cavities. The panoramic radiographs are the most common types of dental x-rays as they provide the dentist a highly detailed view of the teeth and jaw. The dentist is able to spot any impacted teeth or jaw fractures with the panoramic x-ray.  

Believed to be a prolonged process, x-rays usually don’t take more than a few minutes and are completely safe. The x-rays are a safe procedure for the patient. Our dentist will guide you through a straightforward process by asking you to bite down on gauze, while the rest of the body is protected from the x-ray machine with a device that will cover it. Only the mouth will be scanned by the machine.

Post Examination Discussion

After the dental exam, our dentist will discuss your results with you. Our dentist will guide you through any of the irregularities or decay that he may have found in your mouth. He may also mention the various treatment options that are offered at our clinic. The dentist will suggest and explain to you the most appropriate and detailed treatment plan for your specific needs and will customize it to fit your requirements.  

You will also receive the total cost for the particular procedure and can discuss the payment plan.

Our main goal is to help you maintain good oral health and solve all of your dental issues.

Follow-Up Sessions

After meeting our dentist at Dublin Dental Center in Dublin, Pennsylvania and discussing possible treatments you may require, a follow-up session will be arranged for you, according to your availability. During these follow-up sessions your teeth will be cleaned and prepared for any forthcoming treatments.

It is highly recommended that you visit our clinic for at least two follow-up sessions within a single year. This will help prevent the development of oral diseases, tooth decay and cavities. Over the course of these follow-up visits, teeth cleaning and further treatment are performed to keep your teeth in their best condition.

We understand that busy schedules make it easy to forget dental appointments. In this case, you do not have to worry about remembering this detail. Our office will handle the stress for you by sending you a smile reminder about your next appointment via email or text, and we will even give driving directions for your initial visit.

Call us for an appointment or come to our office today. Our team is readily available for you and will answer any questions you may have. 215-249-0520