At Cleona Dental, your comfort and safety are important to us, and we want you to feel welcome from the moment you step into our office. We understand that your first experience with a new dentist can be intimidating; rest assured, we will do everything that we can to help you feel comfortable every step of the way. The following set of guidelines will help guarantee that you are fully prepared for your first visit, so you can confidently move forward with your dental care.
How to Prepare
We believe that patients can get the most out of their dental care when they are well-prepared and well-educated. Properly preparing for your initial consultation will ensure that the appointment runs smoothly, all of your questions and concerns are addressed, and that there will be no unwelcome surprises. Before visiting us, there are several things you can do that will enable you to take full advantage of your time in our office. This includes:
Gather your health records and medical history information
Bring a list of all medications you are taking along to your appointment
Your first visit is an opportunity not only to receive superlative dental care, but to get to know Drs. Davis and Wray and the staff. We want our patients to view their dental care as an experience, not a simple exchange of services, and encourage you to ask questions, and feel at ease.
During your first dental appointment, Drs. Davis and Wray will take the time to discuss your specific oral health goals, as well as address any questions or concerns you may have regarding treatment. It is important to be honest and open about your questions and concerns in order to allow Drs. Davis and Wray to provide dental care that will suit your needs and wants. If you are experiencing a painful tooth, we will address that area first. Otherwise at your initial appointment we will complete a thorough comprehensive examination including an oral cancer screening, review of your medical & dental records and dental x-rays will be performed in order to facilitate treatment planning.
After this initial examination,appointments for a cleaning and consult will be made. Any additional treatment will be scheduled accordingly. Drs. Davis and Wray will discuss all of your treatment options and the costs involved, as well as the risks and benefits of each, so that you can make an informed decision regarding your health. By working together, you and Drs. Davis and Wray can create an effective, customized treatment plan that will help you obtain optimal oral health and a beautiful smile. We ask that you schedule your appointment at a time that is convenient for you, so we can devote ample time to your dental care.
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We Can’t Wait to Meet You
At Cleona Dental, we want all of our patients, new and established, to feel comfortable with their dental care. If you have any questions or concerns about your first appointment, a member of our friendly office staff would be happy to assist you. Take the first step in achieving your ideal oral health by contacting our practice today.
While many things have changed over the last couple of months, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
That's why our staff is taking every precaution to make this office as safe as possible for our patients. You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment including:
Our office will communicate with you before your appointment to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
When you arrive for your appointment, don't enter the office. Call us and an escort will come down to take your temperature, ask you COVID-19 screening questions, and then walk you to the office.
If your temperature is over 100.4 we will need to reschedule your appointment.
We are only allowing the actual patient to come up to the office unless you are a child under the age of 18 (then one parent will need to come to the appointment), or a patient that needs assistance (then one caregiver may come to appointment).
We ask that a mask be worn to all appointments to keep other patients and our staff safe in the spreading of COVID-19.
Please use the provided hand sanitizer when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys, and so forth since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients.
We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice.