What to expect at your first dental appointment at Laguna Family Dentistry

  • For your convenience your new patient forms will be emailed to you before your visit. Please return them before your appointment.
  • When you arrive, you will be greeted by one of our friendly team members who will check you in shortly before your appointment time. 
  • Next, one of our hygienists will review your health history information and spend some time finding out about your dental concerns and desires. Your interests and comfort are very important to us, so feel free to ask any questions you may have. 
  • X-rays and a 3-dimensional image of your mouth will be taken to help us view all your teeth, sinus conditions, possible airway obstructions and understand any existing problems with your teeth, gums or jaw. Digital photographs will also be taken to help us show you exactly what we see. 
  • The doctor will then conduct a complete examination of your smile, teeth, gums, mouth, and airway.
  • The doctor and hygienist will evaluate the condition of your teeth and gums and tailor a periodontal program specifically for your needs. 
  • Your dentist will discuss the customized treatment plan he or she has developed specifically for you. While your dentist will provide the expert guidance you deserve, your input is important and you have the final say in your treatment.
  • If you have a requested a cleaning, we will also provide you with the cleaning that is most appropriate for you, based on the findings of your periodontal assessment.
  • Your customized treatment plan is designed to help you save time and money in the future. We will address the problems that are bothering you now, and may also identify others that could impact you in the future.
  • After you’ve talked with your dentist, our office manager will answer any financial questions you might have, including the payment options and how to maximize your dental insurance benefits.
  • Our goal is to provide you with all of the necessary information so you can make the best decisions for your dental care. We want to make your experience at Laguna Family Dentistry as comfortable and enjoyable as it can be. Please call or let us know if you any questions anytime during the process. 
  • We look forward to having you as a part of our dental family for many years!