First Visit Expectations

Outside of the office, we’re patients too. So we know that the first visit to any doctor’s office can be very intimidating. Please do not worry, because we are here for you!

During your first visit, we will get to know you by asking some questions about your medical and oral health history, as well as any overall smile goals you may have. During this time, we encourage you to ask questions and let us know how we can best serve you. We love to discuss treatment and educate our patients, so please do not be shy!

Next, we will perform a comprehensive oral exam that includes a non-invasive oral cancer screening, periodontal probing, charting of your existing dental restorations, and x-rays. If no signs of periodontal disease are present, you will have a routine cleaning after your exam. If we do notice signs of periodontal disease, we may reschedule the cleaning portion of your visit to allow for more time and to get pre-authorization from your dental insurance provider.

Once your exam is complete, Dr. Millard will review her findings with you and create a treatment plan that reflects your wants and needs while giving you a functional, healthy and beautiful smile. We offer many payment options and can prioritize and stagger your treatments to give you a smile you deserve in a timeframe you can afford.

We want your visit with us to be the best you’ve ever experienced (seriously!), so please ask any questions and offer any suggestions you have. That’s a lofty ambition, but one we strive for every day.