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What to expect at first visit

For New Patients:

We are excited about having the opportunity to welcome you into our Advanced Dental family.

 

Before your first visit you will be directed to the New Patient portion of our website so that you can fill in your New Patient Information.  This will provide you with the opportunity to fill out your paperwork in the comfort of your own home.  If you would prefer to fill out your paperwork at our office, that’s okay too!  Just let us know.

 

Once you arrive, our staff will welcome you to our warm and inviting waiting area.  Our patient care coordinator will ask you for your driver’s license or other ID and your insurance card if you have one.

 

When your appointment time arrives, one of our chairside assistants will invite you to our treatment area, make you comfortable, and review your oral health history with you as well as take your blood pressure.  She will listen to your concerns, if any.  If you did not bring x-rays with you, our staff will take a series of x-rays so that Dr. Gambetta is able to accurately diagnose anything happening below the surface of your teeth.

 

If you are coming in for a comprehensive exam, the hygienist will examine your mouth looking for decay, gum health, and evidence of oral cancer or gingivitis.  She will listen to your concerns and talk with you about oral health, specifically tailored for you.  Dr. Gambetta will come in to welcome you and to complete the exam and diagnose any issues he identifies.  This process usually takes about 30 minutes for young children and 60 to 70 minutes for adults.

 

If you are coming in for an emergency exam, Dr. Gambetta will listen to your concerns, examine the issue you are having, and make recommendations for treatment.  The two of you will discuss a course of treatment.  This process usually takes about 30 minutes.

 

Once your exam is complete, your assistant will escort you to the check-out desk where you will make arrangements with our patient care coordinator for any follow-up treatment from cleanings to fillings and beyond.  This would be a good time to review insurance information and payment plans, if appropriate.  If time allows, it’s not unheard of for patients to stay and complete their treatment then and there.

 

If you would like to meet the staff and Dr. Gambetta before your first visit and tour our beautiful new state-of-the-art office, please let us know.  We’d love to have you come in for a meet-and-greet and a tour.  We can’t wait to meet you!