First Visit

Thank you for choosing our office for all your dental needs. We have created a comfortable environment where you can feel confident in the level of dental care you receive.

What to Expect at Your First Visit

During your first, our objective is to get to know you better, to become familiar with your past dental experiences and to establish a treatment plan that will best meet your current desires. When you arrive for your first visit, please bring completed  health information forms and dental questionnaires that were emailed to you when you made your appointment.

Be sure to have any referrals or x-rays that are applicable, and a list of all the medications you are currently taking. Also, please inform us if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves, artificial joints or  other medical conditions that may be of concern prior to your dental appointment.

If you are under 18, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during this visit.

Comprehensive Exam

Your initial exam will last approximately  one hour. Dr. Himelfarb will review your dental and medical history, examine your mouth for decay, loose teeth, cracked teeth, periodontal problems, jaw discomfort, bite problems, and any signs of cancer, and discuss your primary concerns. We may also take x-rays and digital photographs, and if necessary, impressions for study models to aid in planning your treatment. Depending upon the complexity of  your oral conditions, a second appointment may be necessary to thoroughly evaluate and diagnose your dental needs.We encourage you to ask questions. We’ll be glad to discuss any concerns you may have.

Open Communication

We believe that good dental care begins with open communication. We promise to speak candidly with you about our diagnosis and recommendations, any alternative treatments, and any symptoms present that may require treatment from a specialist. Working together, we can achieve a true partnership, with one common goal – keeping your smile beautiful and your teeth, gums and jaw joints healthy!