First Visit

Thank you for choosing our office! We aim to create a comfortable environment in which you feel confident about the dental care you receive. During your first visit, our objective is to get to know you better, to become familiar with your past dental experiences, and to establish a treatment plan that will best meet your dental needs.

When you arrive, please be prepared to complete all insurance and health information forms. Also, please assist us by providing the following information:

  • A list of the medications you are currently taking
  • Any panoramic X-ray taken within the past six months
  • If you have dental benefits, please bring your insurance card. This will enable us to give you an estimate of your costs. 

Your initial appointment will last approximately one hour with either Dr. Gizelle Richard or Dr. Gabrielle Richard. She will perform a comprehensive oral exam and evaluate your full mouth series of X-rays taken at the visit. The thorough exam is fundamental in diagnosing tooth decay, periodontal or gum problems, jaw problems, and oral cancer. After the exam, the doctor will provide a detailed summary of proposed treatment, and she will educate you on any existing dental concerns.

We believe that superior dental care begins with positive, open communication.  We invite you to ask any and all questions concerning your oral health. Working together, we can achieve a true partnership with one common goal – keeping your teeth, gums and jaw joints healthy!