Your First Dentist Visit

Welcome to the dental office of Dr. Bruce Parker! We know that you have many choices in meeting your dental needs, and we appreciate you choosing our office. We strive to create an environment where you can feel comfortable and confident that you are receiving the very highest level of care.

When you arrive for your first visit, we’ll need you to complete a few insurance and health information forms that will allow us to begin your treatment. To make sure that your appointment proceeds as expediently as possible, we ask you to complete all paperwork that was sent to you before your visit. You’ll also need to fill out a form for our office, so please arrive 15 minutes before you appointment time.

Your first exam will last approximately 90 minutes. During this visit, we’ll get acquainted with each other and learn about your dental goals and needs. We usually take x-rays during this visit; these will allow Dr. Parker to examine things such as your jaw structure, teeth position, and teeth decay. You’ll receive instructions on how best to care for your teeth once you leave our office. Generally, we also clean your teeth during this visit and provide an evaluation to create a road map for future visits, whether they’ll need to consist of dental treatments or simply general maintenance of your teeth.

Open communication is very important for a successful relationship with our patients. We will always be candid with you, from alerting you of any symptoms that we observe that may require attention to the subsequent treatment. We want you to be fully informed on the diagnosis, alternative treatments that may exist, and our recommendations.

We believe that we have the same goal as our patients: to keep your teeth, gums, and jaw joints healthy and your smile beautiful, and if we work together, we’re confident that we’ll achieve it.