Your First Visit

Typically your first visit is for a comprehensive examination. If you have an urgent dental issue, we will address this at your first appointment, then schedule a follow-up appointment for your comprehensive examination.

At your examination appointment, you will spend a full hour with Dr. Parekh or Dr. Jack. At the beginning of the appointment, we will discuss things that are important to you. If you feel you have some priorities regarding your dental health and your smile, we will take the time to understand the areas that concern you. Once we feel as though we understand what’s important to you, we will conduct an examination. We will check your teeth, gums, lips, cheeks, tongue, salivary glands, jaw muscles, and jaw joints. A thorough oral cancer screening will be completed.

Don’t Worry it’s all Completely Painless

We will update your x-rays if necessary. We take only the minimum number of x-rays necessary to provide a complete examination. We use digital x-rays, which require only about 10% of the radiation from traditional x-rays, and we use a lead apron with a thyroid collar. We will also take a series of photographs of your teeth.

Note: If you have recent x-rays from a previous dentist (less than 6 months old), please let us know and we will have them forwarded to us.
A No-Pressure Approach

Once the examination is complete, we will give you a tour of your mouth using your photographs and digital x-rays. By the end of the appointment, you will know everything there is to know about your mouth! If there are areas of concern, we will review different options to address them. There will be plenty of time for questions as well.

The only objective at this time is to get to know you, and to ensure you have a thorough understanding of your oral health – there is absolutely no pressure. If there are areas of concern you wish to address we’ll discuss your options, determine the next step, and find a convenient appointment time for you to return for treatment.

And that’s it! A painless and informative appointment, with enough time to ask questions and get to know each other. How does that sound? To book an appointment please follow the Contact Us link.

There are some forms you will need to fill out for your first visit. If it is convenient for you, see our Patient Forms page, where you can view and print the documents. If you want to save some time at your appointment, you can complete the forms and bring them to your first visit.

Finding the right dentist is important. If you would like to come in and meet Dr. Parekh or Dr. Jack before booking an examination appointment, just give us a call and we will arrange a time for you to come in to meet us and see our office.