For patients interested in cosmetic procedures, we offer a free consultation. This will give you an opportunity to meet Dr. Currie and his staff, talk about your cosmetic concerns, and help us to understand what changes you would like to make to your smile.
This consultation lasts about 20-30 minutes, and does not involve an exam.
Initial Exam Information for New Patients
Your initial appointment will usually consist of a complete evaluation including :
- medical and dental history review along with a blood pressure recording
- necessary x-rays
- periodontal examination
- examination of the teeth
- bite and TMJ evaluation
- oral cancer screening with head/neck examination
A dental cleaning is typically not done at this initial visit. It is important that we assess the current periodontal status in order to determine what type of dental cleaning is needed. In this way we can schedule the time that is needed in order to provide for a proper cleaning.
On occasion, for more complex needs, a second appointment may be necessary to review and further discuss treatment alternatives. If this is done, treatment options and associated costs are clearly spelled out before any treatment is started.
We encourage you to involve yourself in your own treatment throughout our relationship. We also would like to know from you what you desire from us as your dental care provider. In our opinion, an informed and involved client is most likely to achieve the highest level of health. We look forward to working with you to achieve this.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your initial visit:
- any duplicate x-rays if applicable
- a list of medications you are presently taking
- if you have dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help process any claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the first visit.
If your previous dentist has taken recent x-rays (within one year) you may request that they be forwarded to our office. If there is not enough time and are available, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.
Please dont hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding your appointment.