Your initial appointment at Smile Envy will be unlike anything you expected. To begin your visit, we will welcome you to our practice with a BIG smile and take you on a quick tour of our facility. We will get your medical history to learn what medications you’re taking, what symptoms you’re experiencing and then we’ll take digital photos and low radiation digital x-rays to help identify potential problems. Then, depending on the treatment you may need, we will possibly make an impression of your teeth for future treatment.
It’s important that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time for medical history and any updates or changes to your insurance. It is also important that you inform us if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.) or require medication prior to dental cleanings (i.e. antibiotics, for pre-med.)
Next, the dentist or orthodontist will meet with you, explain your diagnosis and discuss treatment options. Often treatment can be administered that day. In many cases, a complex treatment plan might require additional appointments especially if a deep cleaning or periodontal care is needed. In most cases, periodontal care will require a separate and at times multiple visits.
If you have dental insurance, please give the receptionist all insurance information before arriving. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18 at the consultation visit and at future appointments.
We are often asked if recent X-rays can be used to save on the cost of new ones. The answer is of course! If your previous dentist has taken recent x-rays (within 6-months), you may request that they send them to you by email and then you can forward them to our office at [email protected] prior to your visit. When x-rays are emailed directly to you, it allows you to have them sent to us without a HIPPA Records Release Forms from your previous dentist to our practice. It also ensures that you have a copy for your personal records. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional x-rays are still necessary due to lack of diagnostic quality or other factors, they can be taken at our facility.