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What To Expect At Your First Visit

At Dr. Van Treese's office, we are all about relationships. From the minute you call to schedule your first appointment, to meeting Dr. Van Treese and our friendly, caring staff, you will notice a difference.

Your first visit will begin with a brief discussion with Dr. Van Treese, outside the treatment room in a quiet and welcoming private setting. This will allow you to chat with the Doctor about your likes, dislikes, and fears as well as discuss what you expect from us as your dental team.

The examination part of the appointment with Doctor and one of his assistants will consist of a thorough oral exam, x-rays and oral, head and neck cancer screening. You will also be screened for gum disease, the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.

If the findings at your first appointment warrant a follow up consultation, it will be scheduled free of charge at a time that allows Dr. Van Treese to review all the clinical information and develop a treatment plan for you. The consultation appointment will not only give you an opportunity to ask questions regarding diagnosed treatment but will also allow you to ask questions regarding potential insurance coverage and financial arrangements offered at our office.

We look forward to meeting you!



What Your Child Can Expect At the First Visit

Our goal is to have your child become a great dental patient who loves to go to the dentist! Your child's first visit will be scheduled with one of our hygienists. We schedule plenty of time so that we can take our time and work with your child to make the first appointment a pleasant and comfortable experience. Typically, the first visit will include an oral exam where the hygienist will "count" your child's teeth, show the child a mirror and then check for cavities, plaque and gingivitis. If your child is comfortable and will allow us, then a cleaning, polish and fluoride treatment will be performed. Sometimes we will take some cavity-detecting x-rays at this visit. If a child is very fearful and won't let us proceed with treatment, then we at least try to do a visual exam, and perhaps brush their teeth with a regular toothbrush. Then we will reschedule your child for a future time when he or she may be more comfortable with us. All children will receive a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and sticker in a goodie bag.

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