What to expect at your first visit
Thank you for your interest in Bowers and Oki Family Dentistry! We look forward to meeting you and becoming your partner in oral health.
At your initial dental visit, we complete a comprehensive exam to address your needs and concerns. This includes a review of your medical and dental history, an oral cancer screening, x-rays (as needed), photos, charting of your teeth and gums, a thorough examination of your oral cavity (including an oral cancer screening), joints and muscles, and a conversation about your interests and goals. We will discuss the various treatment recommendations and the alternative treatments available to you. We encourage you to ask questions, as we want you to be informed and comfortable with all aspects of your care. Our financial and insurance coordinators are also happy to review the financial aspects of the proposed treatment options. In some complex cases, we will bring you back for a follow up consult to discuss the treatment plan.
If you would like to schedule your dental cleaning appointment immediately following your initial exam, please call our office so that we may assist you. New patient appointments scheduled online will be for an exam only.
What to Bring to Your First Appointment in Our Albuquerque Dental Office
Your first can feel overwhelming, especially if you have never been to the dentist before, or if it has been a long time since your last dental appointment. In order to make your first appointment as easy and informative as possible, we recommend bringing the following information with you:
- New Patient Paperwork filled out if you cannot complete it online
- List of Medications, medical conditions and your physician's information
- Dental history such as:
- Most recent Dental X-rays (Bitewings, full mouth x-rays and panos)
- Previous implant information (Company, type, size)
- Any important chart notes you want shared with our office
- Names of Dental specialists you have seen
- Oral Appliances such as dentures, partials, nightguards, retainers
Patients seeking a consult regarding veneers, whitening or other aesthetic concerns are encouraged to bring in photos and ideas regarding their goals and desires. This will provide us with as much information as possible to understand your goals and provide you with an accurate treatment plan.
Office Cancellation Policy:
If for any reason you cannot make your appointment, please provide us with at least 48 hours notice. Appointments not cancelled 24 hours in advance may be subject to a cancellation fee.
New Patient Paperwork:
Save time by filling out your new patient forms online. If you prefer to print out the forms and fill out beforehand, click on the download option for each individual form. Forms can be e-mailed or faxed to our office, or you may bring them with you to your appointment. If you cannot print them out, please arrive at your appointment 20 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions.