Our friendly, attentive front office team members will greet you with a smile. We know no one likes being handed a stack of paperwork, so we keep things minimal. You’ll be asked to provide us with some information regarding your dental and medical history and then we’ll walk you through the insurance and financial forms. If you want to get the ball rolling and expedite the process, fill out our new patient digital forms online. If you’d rather do everything in the office, we ask that you come to your appointment 10 minutes early to complete the paperwork. Whichever method you choose, it will ensure the doctor has all of the necessary information to provide you with the best care possible and will help you relieve any unnecessary anxiety you might be feeling.
Your time is valuable, so we keep wait times to a minimum. Once we have your paperwork, we’ll call you back to one of our treatment rooms. Your hygienist will take quick, painless digital x-rays, which are key to keeping your care conservative and minimally invasive. We’ll also snap photos to identify oral conditions that can’t be captured on x-ray, like gum recession and staining patterns. These records are essential for allowing your doctor to do a thorough exam and develop an appropriate treatment plan. When they’re complete, your hygienist will measure the small spaces between your teeth and gums, called “gum pockets,” to determine which type of dental cleaning is right for you.
Dr. Gutierrez or Dr. Zalatimo will sit down with you to go over all of your records, examine your teeth and perform an oral cancer screening. They’ll explain the findings and the basics of any treatment. You’ll have time to get to know your dentist and if you have questions, please, ask away! We want to address all of your concerns. Dr. Gutierrez and Dr. Zalatimo are both committed to your comfort and giving you compassionate, comprehensive care.