First Visit Expectations

If you’re like most patients, you appreciate being informed before arriving at the dentist.  Below is an overview of what you can expect during your first visit to Elliott Family Dentistry

 
 
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Let’s get to know each other

Your first visit is not only about our team getting to know you, but it's also about you getting to know our team. In the time we spend together, we encourage you to ask questions, express your concerns, and share with us anything you want us to know to help make your care as individual as you are.

Part of getting to know you and providing safe, personalized support involves reviewing your medical history. Certain medical conditions and medications and can influence your treatment protocols – so you will be asked to provide a list of your medications and their dosages (including vitamins and supplements). 

Next, a full-mouth series of x-rays and a comprehensive oral exam of your teeth, gums, mouth, and jaw will be performed, including a non-invasive oral cancer screening.

You’re in great hands

If you haven’t been to a dentist in a long while, please don’t worry. You’ve made an important decision – no need to feel guilty!

Once your entire exam is completed, Dr. Elliott will talk with you about his findings. Together you can create a healthy, effective treatment plan that best meets your dental and personal requirements. We can prioritize and stagger your treatments to give you the smile you need in a timeframe you can afford.

Finally, we want you to know we will go above and beyond to make you feel relaxed and safe. Not only is your physical comfort important to us, but your emotional comfort is as well. So, come in, recline and unwind – you’re in great hands. LET’S GET YOU SCHEDULED!

Financial Options

Many patients have dental insurance and wish to use it to help with their treatment. We try to make it as easy as possible for you to do so. We accept most dental insurances. We file claims electronically with your insurance company to insure the fastest processing time. When insurance companies request additional information, we respond in a prompt, efficient manner to prevent a delay in processing your claims.  Most dental insurance is annually renewable. That means benefits do not carry over from one year to the next. We make an effort to remind patients of this every year so that they can maximize their dental insurance benefits.  Our goal in discussing financial arrangements relative to your dental needs includes:

  • to inform you of treatment alternatives
  • the respective advantages and disadvantages
  • the consequences and/or risks of limited delayed treatment and/or non-treatment

We are confident that your dental care will be comfortable. It is also important to us that your dentistry be financially comfortable. In an effort to do so, we offer several convenient payment options including cash, check, and credit cards. In addition, we offer interest free payments with Care Credit