Your first visit to Indian River Family Dentistry involves a few special steps so that we can get to know you. To understand what to expect, please read through this page. You'll find all the practical information you need, such as a map and directions to our office, practice hours, payment policies and more. There's also background information about our committed staff and our first visit procedures. You can also save some time by printing out and completing the patient forms in advance of your appointment.
Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take x-rays, which includes the panoramic x-ray for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth as well as the bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of posterior teeth.
As a family dental practice, our mission is to provide our patients with excellent dental care in an environment that is dedicated to being as gentle and stress free as possible. We believe that prevention is the key to optimal dental health, and we are committed to educating our patients to insure their dental health. We know that working in partnership with our patients, these goals can be accomplished.
Please print and fill out these forms so we can expedite your first visit:
- Notice of Privacy Policies
- Medical & Dental History Form
- Patient Information Forms
- Consent Form
- Office Policy
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What To Expect
Being well-prepared for your appointment will ensure that the doctor has all of the needed information to provide the best possible care for you. It also will help relieve any unnecessary anxiety you may be feeling. Educate yourself on your symptoms by reviewing the content on this Web site. Also, take some time to review our staff page and familiarize yourself with the doctors. We look forward to your first visit.