First Visit

When should I arrive?

If you havenʼt already completed our online patient registration, we ask that you arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. This will allow you time to fill out the necessary paperwork.

Alternatively, you can print the forms yourself, complete them and bring them with you to your appointment. However, we still request that you arrive early as the input of your personal information into our system does take some time.

What to bring with you

  1. Your referral slip from your general dentist
  2. A current copy of your driverʼs license
  3. Dental insurance card/information
  4. Any x-ray films taken by your dentist
  5. A complete list of your medications (including non-prescription, vitamins, herbal, organic, or homeopathic remedies)
  6. A light jacket* if you tend to be chilled easily.

*Due to the nature of our practice we purposely keep the facilities slightly cooler than average.

Initial Consultation

At this initial consultation the doctor will review any previous x-rays that you have brought with you, take any additional x-rays required to properly diagnose and treat your case, perform any necessary testing to determine a diagnosis of your condition, and review the treatment options with you. You have been referred to our office for extremely specialized dental care. Worldwide, only approximately 20% of root canals are actually performed by endodontists. The fact that you have been referred here shows that your dentist is very concerned about the complexities of your care. Each patient in our practice is a unique individual with specific treatment needs. Therefore, we do not typically schedule consultation and treatment for the same day. However, if in some cases it may be possible to perform the consultation and treatment on the same day.

Medical Conditions

Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to treatment (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.).

Please bring a complete list of your medications with you: prescription medications, as well as any non-prescription, vitamins, herbal, organic, or homeopathic remedies. When in doubt, bring it along.