For New Patients
Your First Visit
Our patient coordinator will review the health history form with you and will explain to your child what he or she should expect on their first visit. In contrast to adults, we have found that children are more apt to have a positive dental experience if they are in an open bay area.
While adults prefer to be alone with privacy, children prefer to see and sit next to other children. Therefore, after reviewing the health history and discussing any parental concern, we will escort the patient to the open examination area. He or she will be sitting next to their siblings or other children in a comfortable kid friendly setting. Our office is designed with a large window area that allows you to observe the dental cleaning, examination and overall fun environment we have created for your child.
Depending on need, X-rays may be taken to determine your child’s present dental condition and development.
Dr. Morrow, Dr. Lai, or Dr. Kitterman will examine the hard and soft tissues of the mouth and evaluate your child’s bite relationship. After the exam is complete the doctor will discuss any treatment needs with you in a private consultation room. Additional services will usually be scheduled for a later visit.
Bring your smile; but also remember to bring these things with you to your first dental appointment:
Your completed Health History Forms
Your completed Patient Fun Facts form
Your insurance card
Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining your healthy smile!
No matter what your age, visiting the dentist on a regular basis will help keep your teeth and gums healthy, and your smile bright!
The American Dental Association recommends that you, and your child, visit the dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings; and, we would love to see you here every six months to make sure that your smile is staying healthy!
We understand that you have a busy schedule, so while we like to make sure your appointments are informative; we also like to make sure they don’t stop you from doing the things you love! When preparing to visit the dentist, please know that your appointment can last from 20 to 40 minutes.
When it’s time for your next dental appointment, please call (918) 948-8297, and our friendly office team will be ready to help you schedule an appointment.