Thank you for choosing our office for your oral healthcare needs!
We are glad that you chose us and cannot wait to meet you!
Please keep in mind that when we schedule an appointment with you, then our doctor is setting aside that time especially for you. Most of our patients let us know a few days ahead of time if they need to reschedule, which allows us time to offer that appointment time to another patient in need. We ask as a courtesy that you give us 48 hours notice should you need to reschedule your appointment. Thank you!
What to expect during your first New Patient Appointment
At Southern Oak Dental, we want to make your dental visit as fast and efficient as possible. We know that your time is valuable and we strive to accommodate you at all times. Here are a few helpful tips to help streamline your visit with us!
Step 1: Complete New Patient Forms
Complete our patient forms on-line or print them, complete them and bring them with you to your appointment. This will expedite things upon arrival. You can find those forms here.
Step 2: Bring Any Insurance Information
Please bring any pertinent information regarding your dental insurance with you to your dental appointment. We will gladly file any dental insurance claims on your behalf as a courtesy to you.
Step 3: Arrive at least 15 Minutes Before Your Appointment
Arriving early for your dental appointment helps us to address any issues with your dental insurance and/or medical history prior to your appointment time with the dentist or hygienist.
Step 4: Prepare Any Questions in Advance
Bring a list of questions or concerns you may have for the dentist or dental hygienist. This will help create a more thorough consultation, prevent any missing information and help us address your concerns properly.
Step 5: Relax, Your Are in Good Hands...
Our friendly dental team will welcome you to our office. If your appointment is with the dental hygienist, she will clean and polish your teeth, conduct a full examination and take x-rays. Afterward, the dentist will be consulted to check x-rays and conduct an additional examination of your teeth for signs of decay, check your gums for changes and other signs of oral cancer or disease.
After the checkup is complete, the doctor will meet with you to discuss your X-Rays and recommendations to improve your overall dental health. If additional treatment is required, you will be presented with a treatment plan and an estimate. We’ll schedule your next appointment for preventive care or for a respective procedure from your treatment plan.
A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18 years of age.
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, joint replacement, etc.).
Also, please let us know if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.) Or if you require medication prior to dental cleanings (i.e antibiotics for pre-med.)
For a full list of payment options, please click here.
Ask us about our affordable In-House Dental Plan for patients without dental insurance!