Your First Visit


Our practice is committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, and high-quality dental care. We understand that you or your child may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. We are sensitive to your needs, and it is our goal to make you feel comfortable visiting our practice while providing the best care possible.

Your first visit is all about you: your comfort, your happiness, and your health

Your first visit will consist of a comprehensive oral evaluation.  One of our dental team members will take necessary routine diagnostic digital x-rays of your teeth, including the large  panoramic digital x-ray. This examination will also include:  a thorough tooth exam, an oral cancer screening, a periodontal evaluation, and screening to determine possible temporomandibular joint disorder. Additionally, your visit will include digital photography and diagnostic models, which are necessary to render an accurate diagnosis. Dr. Sanders will review your dental and medical history forms along with all the information gathered at this exam and answer any questions you may have at the time. Dr. Sanders will study the findings from your comprehensive exam and create your truly remarkable smile and address any clinical conditions that were discovered.  

At your second visit, we will give you the opportunity to schedule a thorough cleaning with our hygienist along with your smile conference. At your smile conference, our New Patient Coordinator will discuss what Dr. Sanders recommends for your individual needs and desires.

Bring your smile, but also remember to bring these to your first appointment if you haven't mailed them back in the envelope provided.

  • Your completed patient information forms
  • Your insurance card

Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining a healthy smile!

The American Dental Association recommends a visit to your dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

We understand you have a busy schedule, so when you’re preparing to visit our office, please remember your first appointment for the comprehensive exam can last between two to two and a half hours.