First Visit

An adult initial exam takes approximately one and a half hours. During your first visit, one of our staff will review your medical and dental history, and you'll have an opportunity to discuss any dental issues or desires you may have. Your appointment will include a complete oral exam, checking the teeth and gums, screening for oral cancer, and checking the TMJ (temporomandibular or jaw joint).

Unless we've been provided with recent x-rays, we'll likely suggest we take x-rays at your visit so that Dr. Taylor can fully examine your jaw structure and the position of your teeth, as well as identify any areas of tooth decay. You can also expect a hygienist to clean your teeth and take intraoral photographs.

If we identify any issues that require treatment, Dr. Taylor will discuss options with you and develop a treatment plan. We'll discuss cost estimates and payment options with you, if necessary.

Preparing for your first visit

Please plan to arrive 20 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. Before you arrive, please download, print and complete the required forms and bring them to your appointment. If you're unable to complete the forms ahead of time, please allow extra time before your appointment to complete them in our office.