During your first visit as a new patient to SmileVana, you will be welcomed by our friendly staff to begin experiencing a higher level of dental care. From the moment you walk through our doors, you will notice the difference between our dental office and the traditional dentist practice. Our team is dedicated to making it simple and easy to use your insurance and will help you decipher what your plan covers. We will get you checked in for your appointment so you can begin experiencing a new kind of oral care.
We will need to obtain your health history and dental preferences as a new patient. This can be completed when you come in for your appointment. However, we also have new patient forms online, so you can complete these things before your visit, making it quicker to get you checked in and started on your dental appointment.
For your first visit, we will want to take digital x-rays of your teeth to gauge the state of your oral health. We use the latest technology which offers higher quality images with less radiation. Once our dental assistant completes your x-rays, Dr. Smith will examine the x-rays as well as your gums for any signs of gum disease or gingivitis. This can help her determine the best options for cleaning your teeth in order to promote gum health. Depending on the results, you may receive your first professional cleaning the same day. Dr. Smith will perform a physical examination of your mouth and x-rays to determine a plan of treatment. If there are any issues that need to be addressed, she will explain these to you and answer any questions you have. In some cases, we may be able to treat small issues the same day and save you a trip back to our office.