"I had not been to the dentist since childhood, but at 48 years old, I could no longer avoid getting dental help. I traveled all the way from Wyoming to let Dr. Hamilton work on my teeth, and the positive experience and positive outcome were well worth the trip."
Don Robbins, Ph.D.
The Patient Center
As a new patient, your initial appointment will consist of a comprehensive examination, including digital radiographs and photos, periodontal probing, hard and soft tissue evaluation, oral cancer screening, consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options, and in many cases, a prophylaxis cleaning. If you are diagnosed with periodontal disease and require more than just a prophylaxis cleaning, a second appointment will be made to begin periodontal therapy. Although most cases require a subsequent appointment for restorative treatment, in some cases, same day treatment is possible on your first appointment.
Occasionally, with complex treatment plans, a second appointment for consultation is necessary to allow the doctors to thoroughly evaluate findings and design a customized treatment plan that will allow you to achieve optimal health and esthetic result.
Please assist us by bringing the following items to your initial visit:
- New Patient Package (forms that are completely filled out and signed). New Patient Package
- Your physician's information, and a list of medications you are presently taking as well as known allergies.
- If you have dental insurance, your insurance information or ID card. This will allow us to help you process your dental claims.
IMPORTANT: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18.
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, history of bacterial endocarditis, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin and blood thinners, etc.) or require medication prior to dental cleanings (i.e. antibiotic pre-medication).
If your previous dentist has taken recent x-rays (within 6-months), you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, you may pick them up and bring them to our office. If you are unable to obtain the previous x-rays or if the previous films are not of diagnostic quality or if additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility. In fact, because duplicate x-rays are often of poor quality and are often not current enough, we prefer to take our own digital radiographs as well as intraoral photos (so that you can see what we see on a flat screen LCD).