Dental Cleanings & Exams
Ames, IA Dental Cleanings & Dental Exams
Our patients’ first experience with us is usually at their preventive cleaning and exam appointment. We prepare for your first visit days and sometimes weeks before you come in the door. Your first appointment is our opportunity to let you know how much you mean to us. We work hard to make sure your visit is pleasant, comfortable and actually fun. Here’s what you can expect. Your first visit will take approximately 1-1/2 hours.
Before You Come In
The day that we talk with you on the phone to schedule your first appointment, we will email you the New Patient Registration Form and Health History Form . Completing these forms in advance will save you time during your appointment.
When You Arrive
As soon as you arrive at our office please check in with a member of our Patient Relations team at the front desk. You will be greeted and welcomed. We’ll let you know if there are any paperwork items that need to be complete before starting your appointment.
Meet the Team & Tour Our Office
The first thing we will do when you walk through our door is to give you a tour of our office. We want you to be familiar with our building, our amenities and our team. Please ask any questions and provide suggestions. Remember, your comfort is our goal.
If you don’t have a chance to fill out your new patient forms online before your appointment, we ask that you please come 20 minutes before your appointment. You’ll then have time to take care of those forms in our private consult room right after your office tour.
Meet the Doctor, X-Rays and Discuss Treatment
After we get you familiar with us, we’ll get to know you better. One of our caring hygienists or dental assistants will talk with you in more detail about your dental health. We will take digital X-rays and intraoral photos of your teeth. After all your photos are taken, one of our dentists will come to meet with you to talk about your dental health goals. He will then do a full examination and explain what he sees on the images and in your mouth.
Our dentist will provide you with treatment options. You will let him know which options will work best for you at this time. We know our patients have busy lives, so it’s important to us that our recommended treatment fits into your life in terms of timing, budget and other priorities. Our dentists always want you to leave our office feeling comfortable and confident about the treatment plan the timing, steps, pricing and outcomes that can be expected.
Preventive Care Cleaning
We schedule 90 minutes for your first preventive care appointment so we can establish a baseline for your dental health and get to know you.
You can always take advantage of our free consultations, available to anyone interested in our services. This is a chance to have a private meeting with the doctor to discuss possibilities for your smile. It’s important to know that this appointment does not take the place of an exam. Call today to make an appointment at 515-268-0516 or send us a message through our online form. We know you’ll be happy with your decision to choose Dentistry At Somerset, your Ames, IA dentist.