Thank you for choosing our office, where we have created a comfortable environment in which you can feel confident about the dental care you receive. During your first visit, our objective is to get to know you better, to become familiar with your past dental experiences and to establish a treatment plan that will best meet your dental needs.
When you arrive, please be prepared to complete all insurance and health information forms. We ask that you fill out several forms that will get you acquainted with our office. Forms are also available to be filled out online. Also, please assist us by providing the following information:
• Any panoramic X-ray taken within the past six months
• If you have dental insurance, please bring your insurance card. This will enable us to give you an estimate of your costs.
Your initial appointment will last approximately one hour. In most cases, we will clean your teeth, and X-rays will be taken. Dr. Hibbard or Dr. Lopez will perform a thorough exam and evaluate the diagnostic records, which help in diagnosing teeth decay, periodontal problems, jaw problems and any signs of oral cancer. After the examination, Dr. Hibbard or Dr. Lopez will provide a detailed summary that outlines any existing dental problems and proposed treatment. Take-home oral hygiene instructions will also be provided, along with any suggestions to help you care for your teeth.
We believe that good dental care begins with open communication, and we promise to speak candidly with you. Working together, we can achieve a true partnership with one common goal – keeping your teeth, gums and jaw joints healthy!