First Visit Expectations
If you’re like most patients you appreciate being informed before arriving at the dentist. Below is an overview of what you can expect during your first visit to Great Northwest Dental.
Let’s get to know each other
Your first visit is not only about our team getting to know you, but also about you getting to know our team. In the time we spend together, we encourage you to ask questions, express your concerns, and share with us anything you want us to know to help make your care as individual as you are.
Part of getting to know you and providing safe, personalized support involves reviewing your medical history. Certain medical conditions and medications and can influence your treatment protocols – so you will be asked to provide a list of your medications and their dosages (including vitamins and supplements).
Our new patient appointments take about two hours, so we can gather a comprehensive picture of your dental health including a full-mouth series of x-rays, a comprehensive oral exam of your teeth, gums, mouth, and jaw and a non-invasive oral cancer screening. Unless there are significant issues found, you will also have a cleaning at this appointment.
You’re in great hands
And if you haven’t been to a dentist in a long while, please don’t worry. You’ve made an important decision – no need to feel guilty!
Once your entire exam is completed, we will talk with you about our findings. Together you can create a healthy, effective treatment plan that best meets your dental and personal requirements. We can prioritize and stagger your treatments to give you the smile you need in a timeframe you can afford.
Finally, we want you to know we will go above and beyond to make you feel relaxed and safe. Not only is your physical comfort important to us, but your emotional comfort is as well. So, come in, recline and unwind – you’re in great hands.