Typically your initial appointment will involve discovery and discussion of your needs, desires, and goals from a dental standpoint. This is accomplished through an interchange of information and a very thorough comprehensive clinical examination. This, in turn, will empower you with the ability to make informed decisions regarding your treatment options.
In contrast to the above protocol, if we are informed that you have more urgent concerns that warrant immediate attention, we will do our best to efficiently deal with your needs on the first visit.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Any x-rays taken by a previous dentist, if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 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, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional x-rays are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.
Call us at Kenneth B. Hashimoto, DMD Phone Number916-393-2231 if you have any questions today!