We look forward to new patients coming in for their first visit at Lufkin Family Dental. It is an opportunity for us to get to know you and learn more about your dental needs. We want you to feel comfortable and to make it as simple as possible to join our dental family. Here is what to expect when you book your first appointment with us.
As a new patient, there are some pieces of information we will need to get from you to begin your care. We need some basic medical history, billing information and any insurance that you plan to use. Instead of waiting to give us this information at your visit, we make it convenient to fill out new patient forms before you come in. We have new patient forms online that you can fill out at your convenience, streamlining your check-in for your first visit.
During Your Appointment
When you arrive for your first appointment, one of our friendly staff members will check you in and ensure we have all the information we need. If you filled out the online new patient forms, this will be quick and simple. We will let our dental team know you have arrived, and someone on our team will come escort you back to begin your appointment.
For your first visit, we usually will do a checkup and cleaning to get a baseline of your oral health. Your visit will start with our hygienist who will perform any needed x-rays and begin your periodontal exam. During this procedure, the hygienist is determining the level of health of your gums, looking for any signs of gingivitis or gum disease. This can help determine the level of cleaning you will need to maintain your gum and oral health.
Once your cleaning is done, you will meet with Dr. Allen. He will perform a comprehensive exam of your teeth and inspect your x-rays. Once a thorough exam is done, he will discuss the level of your oral health and recommend treatments, if needed. This is a good time to ask questions about any of our services – he will be happy to answer any questions you have about treatments we offer.
Welcome to Lufkin Family Dental! We look forward to meeting you and caring for your beautiful smile. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment.