When you take the first step towards a healthy smile and schedule your first visit, Amanda, our front desk coordinator, will send you a packet of helpful information if requested. You also have the option of printing your paperwork from our website! This packet includes a registration form as well as a dental and medical history form. Please fill these out at your convenience and bring the completed forms with you to your first appointment.
At your appointment time, you will be greeted by Dr.Harris' administrative assistant, Holly, or Amanda. She will give you a brief health screening and lead you to our waiting room. From there, your hygienist will bring you back to your treatment room. The appointment will start with a thorough discussion of any problems or concerns that you might be having and the primary reason for your visit. Your needs are of the utmost importance to us, which is why we take ample time getting to know you and listening to your concerns. We will then do a thorough review of your dental and medical history and start with an assessment of your oral health. The assessment includes a series of x-rays, an oral cancer screening and a periodontal charting. After assessing your dental health, Dr. Harris will recommend a professional cleaning based on your specific needs.
Dr. Harris will then complete a comprehensive examination which includes reviewing x-rays, checking your teeth, gums and supporting structures, and an evaluation of your bite and jaw joint function. When your examination is complete, Dr. Harris will discuss her findings and recommendations for treatment with you, which will be decided based on your goals for your dental health as well. We want you to be well informed of what and why a dental procedure is recommended for you.
Our front desk coordinator, Amanda, will then be happy to get you scheduled for your next visit and will also work with you to create a financial arrangement that will make excellent dental care affordable.
We look forward to meeting you soon!