Please assist us at the time of your initial visit to the office by providing the following information:
- Your referral slip and x-rays from your referring dentist, if applicable.
- A list of medications you are currently taking (please note that you can fill out your patient registration and medical history form on our website. Coming soon!)
- If you have dental insurance, please bring any forms or insurance cards with you to the appointment.
Please Note: All patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation appointment. This is especially true for our orthodontic patients.
Please notify the office if you have a medical condition or concern prior to surgery (e.g. artificial heart valves or joints, heart murmurs requiring pre-medication, severe diabetes, or hypertension).
We will complete an in-depth medical and dental health history as well as a thorough examination in the mouth to review your concerns and provide you options to address those concerns.
Will It Hurt?
We will be as gentle as possible. Our exams can be completed with little or no discomfort.
Do I Need X-Rays?
Although x-rays are not always required, if your referring dentist has taken x-rays, you may request that they be forwarded to us. Our office is also equipped to take an necessary digital x-rays during our appointments.
What Will It Cost?
Since all patients are different, your doctor must complete your examination before establishing your treatment plan and the fee for care.
In celebration of our grand opening, initial consultations for Invisalign and orthodontics are complimentary.
Will My Insurance Cover The Cost?
Dental insurance policies often cover some or all of our services. Please bring all medical and dental benefit information and cards to your examination appointment.
When Will I Go Back To My General Dentist?
Our office and your dentist will work closely together. Visits to your family dentist are very important and cleaning appointments should continue with your family dentist at least every six months unless arrangements have been made for them to be performed by Dr. Garcia at this time. due to gum disease. Any crowns and fillings that are needed will be provided by your family dentist. For our orthodontic and Invisalign patients, regular visits to your dentist are an important part of your overall dental health.
What If I Don’t Have Treatment?
Some treatment is elective and some treatment is necessary. For example, some patients choose to have orthodontic treatment or Invisalign for esthetic reasons while most patients also benefit from a better functional bite and easier at-home cleanings once the teeth are aligned better. Patients visiting our office for endodontic treatment will likely loose the infected tooth if the root canal procedures are not completed. Bite problems can develop in patients with missing teeth that choose not to save them by having a root canal treatment formed or replace the missing teeth with dental implants. For patients with gum diease, periodontal disease is a progressive, painless infection. Delay can cause you further bone loss and more expense. If your teeth are lost, dentures are never as effective as your own teeth. Our office will always give you all of the information you need in order for you to make an informed decision.
Please call our office at (604) 629-0452 to arrange for a personalized consultation.>