Your first visit involves a few special steps so that we can get to know you. To understand what to expect, please read through this page. When you first arrive and meet our staff, you’ll fill out New Patient forms. This will help our team understand your oral health needs. It’s a good idea to arrive a few minutes early.
We begin with a series of digital x-rays to get a detailed look at your entire mouth. Digital x-rays provide less radiation than conventional x-rays and help us provide a comprehensive exam. X-rays are also essential for denture wearers.
After reviewing your x-rays Dr. Khayat will try to do more than just fix your immediate problem. He examine your entire mouth, recommend treatment options for long lasting oral health and work with you to choose the treatment options that suit you best.
After Dr. Khayat completes your exam, our office manager or front desk staff will meet with you to answer any questions about your treatment, maximize any dental insurance benefits you may have, discuss payment options and work with you to create the best treatment plan for your needs.
New patients often ask if they can have their teeth cleaned during their first visit. If you did not have a dental cleaning for more than 6 months, it is recommended to schedule your cleaning at your first appointment. Along with a thorough dental cleaning, our dental hygienist will also chart all your existing restorations in your mouth, the health of your gums, perform a head, neck and oral cancer screening and will take the necessary dental x-rays so Dr. Khayat can perform a comprehensive oral examination.
After your first visit, you’ll take our complete treatment plan with you, along with the cost of your treatment and the date for your follow-up appointment. If you have any questions during your visit, or if there is anything you don’t understand, Dr. Khayat as well as our team are happy to help. We look forward to seeing you smile.