Our goal is for your first visit to be one of comfort and acknowledgement of your personal dental needs. We will take the required time to diagnosis your immediate dental concerns, review your past medical and dental history, and create a treatment plan for your individual dental health. With your cooperation, we will complete a thorough comprehensive dental exam which may require another consult appointment.
Why? Because the framework for a long term relationship is established at your first visit to the practice.
Our administrative staff is ready to help you with your questions about scheduling, insurance, and any other questions or concerns you may have to make the process as simple as possible. Call 708 802-8300.
Your initial appointment usually will consist of an examination and review of your treatment options. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Any X-rays taken by a previous dentist, if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have dental insurance, bring the necessary insurance cards you may have at this time. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to treatment (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.). Some conditions require premedication for dental work and cleanings. For example, you may have a complete hip replacement, many times this requires premedication before dental work including cleanings. It would be advised that you call your orthopedic surgeon to see if premedication is needed for dental procedures and cleanings. Otherwise, we can call the orthopedic surgeon after your first visit.
If your dentist or physician has taken X-rays, please request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional X-rays are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.