Dr. Allison M. Adams loves to welcome a new patient to the practice. She sees it as an opportunity to partner with you to maximize your overall health and to change your perception of dentistry.
Your new patient experience begins even before you visit the office. When you call the office you will speak with Andréa, our Patient Care Coordinator who will get the necessary information from you about your dental history and recent x-rays, as well as your dental concerns. You can download patient forms before you visit us. By the time you arrive at the office, we have collected x-rays and records from previous dentists and researched your insurance information, if any. Our goal is to simplify your transition to the office. As one patient remarked, “You make it easy to be a patient.”
Your first visit provides both you and Dr. Adams the opportunity for open communication. We like to say it is an “information-gathering session.” You are given time to share your concerns and ask questions.
- Are you interested in whitening your teeth?
- Are you curious about veneers?
- You’ve always wanted straight teeth but don’t want to wear braces — what can you do?
- You’re nervous and want to know about the things we can do to alleviate your anxiety.
- You seem to get more cavities than your peers and want to know why.
Whatever your concerns, we will develop a custom plan that meets your dental needs. Your new patient visit will include:
- Reviewing your medical and dental history
- Having necessary x-rays taken and discussed with you
- Taking photographs to assess facial contours, lip support and teeth
- Completing a dental-health evaluation and risk assessment in five main areas:
- Gum and bone
- Health of teeth
- TMJ (tempromandibular joint), bite and chewing
- Oral cancer screening
- Smile and aesthetic concerns
Most importantly, you have the opportunity to talk with Dr. Adams about your dental health and be a part of the team that designs your dental treatment plan.
We see patients on time at the office so we ask that you download and complete the following forms at home and bring them to your first visit:
- Completed patient information packet
- A list of your current medical prescriptions
- If your previous dentist has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office or ask us to get them for you (sometimes, offices will require verbal or written authorization from you before they release records to us; if there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office)
- If you have dental insurance, bring your insurance card
IMPORTANT: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18 at the consultation visit.