When you arrive for your first visit, please be prepared to complete all health information forms, if not completed and submitted online. We will be unable to begin your dental treatment without these forms. They include vital information regarding your health and dental history. Your initial exam will last approximately one hour. Oral hygiene instructions will be provided along with suggestions to help you care for your teeth. In most cases, we will also clean your teeth on this visit and provide an evaluation that will outline your existing dental problems and proposed treatment.

The dentist and your hygienist will need radiographs on your first visit. These radiographs include a panoramic radiograph and bitewings. Most insurance plans only cover the panoramic every 3-5 years and the bitewings every 6-12 months. We must have these radiographs to diagnose and treat any dental problems and will be taken regardless of insurance coverage. If possible, our staff will contact you if we anticipate an out-of-pocket expense. You may bring radiographs from a previous dentist, however, there is no guarantee we will be able to accept them. The decision is based on the quality of the radiograph. You may also have your previous dentist e-mail them to us in a jpeg format to Britta@brunsdental.com.