New Patient Information
Whether you are a new patient or trying to find a dentist, we understand it can be extremely challenging. Let Friendly Smiles Dental Care ease your concerns with new patient information. We think dental education for patients is important. Below is a list of some frequently asked questions & dental insurance questions, as you search for a new dentist. Contact us today to schedule your comprehensive new patient dental exam.
New Patient forms can be found on our Patient Portal.
Frequently Asked Questions…
How often do you do x-rays and why?
Initially and every 3-5 years for another full set of x-rays. Update cavity and gum disease detecting films are recommended to be repeated nearly every year. Individual films for isolated areas that are symptomatic, are recommended to be updated as needed.
Can I fill out my information online before my appointment?
At Friendly Smiles Dental Care, we want to ensure patient privacy. It is with that in mind, that we offer our Secure Patient Portal to fill out all your forms before your appointment.
What information do you need at my first appointment?
When you come, be sure to think about any previous dental health history. Information or records containing details on medical conditions and medications are very helpful. Also, don’t forget your dental insurance information needs to be obtained before the initial visit, so that we can ensure eligibility and coverage. We also recommend you bring your Driver’s License and/or SS card if possible.
Can I schedule multiple family members at once?
We ask that you only schedule up to 2 people at one time. We do this to ensure you get the best available care possible and that every visit includes a comprehensive exam and time with a member of our team.
What’s your policy for rescheduling appointments?
We require 48 hours’ notice to reschedule appointments in order to avoid a fee. If an emergency should arise we ask for verification/documentation. This helps us ensure all of our patients have availability and accessibility to our team and doctors. Thank you for your help in keeping your appointments!