Your First Visit To Our Practice
Information about your first visit to our Tracy dental office.
A patient’s first visit to our office will typically consist of a consultation to explain the diagnosis and discuss treatment options. In many cases, treatment will be provided immediately following the consultation, however those patients with complex medical histories or treatment plans may require a second appointment at which treatment will be provided.
Before any procedure requiring anesthetic, it is important to alert staff members if you have a medical condition that may be of concern. These may include hearts disease, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, diabetes, rheumatic fever, etc. Also please let us know if you are on any medication that may affect the procedure (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, blood thinners, etc.) or if you require medication before dental cleanings (i.e. antibiotics premedication.)
At your first appointment, you will be asked to provide as much of your medical history as possible. This may include things such as a referral slip from another doctor and any dental X-rays in your possession, a current list of medications you are taking, and completed medical or dental insurance forms (if applicable). This helps us avoid unnecessary delay when processing dental insurance claims.
Appointments & Cancellations
We try to schedule appointments at most convenient time we can accommodate for you. Since appointed times are reserved exclusively for each patient, if you can’t keep your appointment, please let us know 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment time. This gives us enough time to contact another patient and give them your slot. They will appreciate being seen sooner, and we’ll appreciate your help making our practice a little nicer!
Children & Kids
Do I stay with my child during the visit?
We invite you to stay with your child to meet the team and help introduce your child to the office during the initial examination. Once you and your child feel comfortable, for future appointments, we can usually establish a closer rapport with your child when you are not present. Kids have an easier time in the chair when you’re not in the room to remind them of where they’d rather be! However, you are more than welcome to stay in the room with your child for their comfort or yours, and you can always observe the visit from the hallway. For the safety and privacy of all patients, other children, who are not being treated, should remain in the reception room with a supervising adult.
Please note: A parent or guardian must accompany patients under 18 during their first visit to our office.