Your first visit in our office may be for a comprehensive exam or for a dental emergency visit.
All necessary records will be taken so that after a comprehensive or emergency examination, Dr. Olson or Dr. Hudson will be able to give you your treatment options.
As always, that “dreaded paperwork” will be needed for your first visit. I know….. everyone hates it!! But in an effort to make it easier to complete, we have the health history, patient registration, and HIPAA Acknowledgment forms on our website so that you can print the forms and complete them prior to your visit, (or we can mail them to you or you can come about 15-20 minutes early to your appointment and complete them at that time. Whichever works best for you!!!) In addition, we will need a list of medications that you are taking so that we can take an accurate health history.
At your first visit:
- Attention to your major concerns will be addressed!!
- Your initial appointment usually will consist of a comprehensive examination.
- Charting of existing restorations, missing teeth, and areas of decay, a periodontal (gum tissue) examination, intraoral and head and neck exam, intraoral photos, and any necessary x-rays.
- Medical history will be reviewed. Treatment options will be reviewed, if needed.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Any x-rays taken by a previous dentist, if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
If you have dental insurance, please bring your insurance information so we can verify coverage and learn about your benefits.
IMPORTANT: Due to Federal law, all patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
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 rheumatic fever, recent surgeries, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.). Please bring a list of your medications with you to your appointment.
If your previous dentist has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional x-rays are necessary, they can be taken at our office. If the X-rays are digital, they can be sent to our office via email. We have the ability to take all your X-rays digitally which reduces radiation exposure and allows for immediate review.