Patient Information First Visit
Your first appointment will be spent completing a Comprehensive Examination. This begins with taking all necessary radiographs (x-rays) and photographs of the teeth. Then your health and dental history will be reviewed followed by a detailed examination of your teeth and soft tissues. Finally the treatment planning phase will begin. You can expect to have all the necessary time to discuss your wishes and your treatment options. It is our goal to help you construct a long term treatment plan for your oral health and this process shouldn’t be rushed. If necessary a second consultation appointment to further discuss complex plans will be made.
For patients under the age of about sixteen the cleaning will likely also be performed at this appointment. For patients under the age of 18 a parent or guardian will need to be present for the exam.
We would ask that those patients taking medications please be prepared to provide a current list.
For transferring patients, copies of your treatment history specifically what kind of cleanings were performed as well as copies of your most recent x-rays will assist us in your assessment and planning.
It is our goal to see you promptly at your scheduled appointment time. However due to the nature of dentistry situations do arise which can cause delay. We realize that your time is valuable and we assure you that every effort will be made to stay on schedule.
Your appointment time is reserved especially for you. We realize that unforeseen conflicts can arise but we request 24 hours notice if you need to cancel your appointment. In some circumstances a fee will be charged for missed or short notice cancellations.
We accept most major insurances and will bill your insurance company for you. You are responsible for payment in full of all fees charged by this office regardless of the status of your insurance claim. We are preferred providers with:
- Washington Dental Service (Delta Dental Plans)
- Premera Blue Cross
- United Concordia- Tricare
Please call us for further details regarding your specific insurance plan.
In addition to offering payment plans we now offer CareCredit. Apply today for a CreditCare account with ScenicView Denta