New Patients / First Visit
Learn more about our office and the exceptional services we provide our patients!
Thank you for choosing our office for all your dental needs.
When you arrive for your visit, one of our friendly staff members will greet you with a smile! We have created a comfortable environment where you can feel confident in the level of dental treatment you receive. This appointment will help us get acquainted with each other and will allow us to learn about your goals and desires for your oral health care forging a foundation for a healthy and long-lasting relationship.
Depending on the nature and needs of your first appointment, it may generally last anywhere from 30-60 minutes. Initially, we will review your past medical and dental histories and address any immediate concerns you may have. Generally, an exam will be performed and x-rays will be taken allowing the doctor to examine your jaw, teeth, cavities, or any present infections. In addition, a general oral cancer screening will be performed as well as an exam of your TMJ (temporomandibular or jaw joint), if indicated. If there are no immediate concerns, we in most cases, will also clean your teeth during this visit. After we review our findings, we will create your dental profile. This will include an outline of your current oral and dental health. Based on your needs and desires, a customized treatment plan will be developed that provides for your optimal oral and dental health care. We will also discuss the risks, benefits, and alternative options to any proposed treatment recommendations. In most cases, we plan to treat and care for you in our office, however sometimes a referral to a specialist will be necessary.
At the conclusion of your visit, our caring and knowledgeable staff will make sure to answer any questions you may have and properly schedule you for any follow-up care. You will leave our office armed with the proper information to better help you care for your teeth and gums.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your visit:
- Any x-rays taken by a previous dentist, if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have dental insurance, bring your insurance information. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
New Patient Forms
Please find our New Patient Forms below. Please click to download, complete, sign, and bring them with you to your appointment.
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, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy such as coumadin, etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. This will allow us to care for you in a more comprehensive and efficient manner. If additional x-rays are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.
We want to thank you for visiting!
Please explore the rest of the Cornerstone Dental website to see how we can help you “Love Your Smile!”
Interested? Complete the form below and we will contact you today! Or feel free to call us at Cornerstone Dental Phone Number 585-865-7030.