New Patient Visit

Our focus for your first visit is to get to know you and what your dental needs are. Based on those needs, a first appointment may differ slightly from one patient to the next, but here is what you can typically expect when you come to see us.

  • Dr. Cavanaugh and one of his assistants will review your medical and dental history.
  • Any problems, questions or concerns will be addressed.
  • Necessary x-rays will be taken.
  • We will do an oral cancer screening.
  • If there is dental work that needs to be done, we will discuss your treatment plan with you along with financial options.
  • You may also see a hygienist at your first visit. They will evaluate your teeth and tissue to see what type of cleaning you need. Should you need to come back for multiple visits, this will be thoroughly explained to you.
  • If you have insurance, we will submit the charges for you. There may be an out-of-pocket of at least $25.00 after insurance pays. We will always try to help you in understanding your dental benefits, but the ultimate responsibility lies with you.

If you have any questions or concerns about your first visit, please do not hesitate to call! We would be happy to go over anything with you in greater detail. We look forward to meeting you!

If your planner is filled weeks in advance and you need a visit to the Dentist, give us a call. With early morning hours, noon appointments and downtown availability, we can accommodate your busy schedule and get you back to tackling the challenges of everyday life!