Your First Visit to Smiles of Chandler
We’re thrilled that you’ve chosen our Chandler, AZ dentist office for your next checkup. Seeing a new dentist for the first time can feel a bit nerve-wracking for some people. We want you to know exactly what to expect when you arrive!
At your first visit with us, we’ll have a new patient packet for you to complete. This information helps us to better understand your medical and dental history as they relate to the care that we provide. We’ll also give you a tour of our facility and preview of some of the state-of-the-art equipment that we implement into patient care, such as our digital x-ray machine.
Please feel free to print out and complete the following New Patient Forms prior to your first appointment:
Comprehensive Exams and Cleanings
As most people prefer to have their teeth cleaned at their first appointment, we will arrange for you to meet with Dr. Heaton 30 minutes prior to your hygiene appointment for a comprehensive exam and series of x-rays. During your examination we will use a small camera to take a series of photos throughout your mouth to note any significant findings. Each of these images is shared with you on a monitor in the treatment room.
After your exam, one of our hygienists will gently and thoroughly clean your teeth while also screening for symptoms of periodontal disease. The cleaning portion of your visit will usually take about an hour, so we request that you reserve approximately 90 minutes total for your new patient appointment.
Insurance and Financing
To assist you in making your dental care as affordable as possible, our Chandler dentist works with a number of different insurance plans. Should you require any treatment, we will work closely with your insurance carrier to maximize the amount of coverage that you already have. If you do not carry insurance or need to finance your treatment, a number of payment options are available, including CareCredit.
If it’s been more than six months since your last dental checkup, it’s time to schedule your next visit. Call Smiles of Chandler today! New patients are always welcome.