WELCOME TO DRESHER FAMILY DENTAL CARE
What to expect on your first visit
Congratulations! You’ve just taken the first step to joining a dental family that is fully committed to being part of your journey to excellent oral health … for life. Making the choice of a new dental care provider for your family can be a hard one. And you want to know this choice is the right one for your family. We encourage you to explore our website for answers to your oral health questions … starting with what to expect at your first appointment.
What to expect on your first visit
Congratulations! You’ve just taken the first step to joining a dental family that is fully committed to being part of your journey to excellent oral health ... for life. Making the choice of a new dental care provider for your family can be a hard one. And you want to know this choice is the right one for your family. We encourage you to explore our website for answers to your oral health questions ... starting with what to expect at your first appointment.
Your medical history is an important part of your dental visits. Why? Because certain medications and health conditions can make a big difference to your oral health and how we manage your treatment needs. If you'd like to prepare for your first visit, please fill out our secure online intake form.
Get to know our practice with a general office tour, including our children’s play area, coffee bar, restroom locations, x-ray area, and our state-of-the-art sterilization center. Many of our patients find that this tour helps alleviate their anxiety relating to dental visits.
If you have any additional questions about recommended treatments and how to best manage your insurance policy, our treatment coordinator will help you navigate through them. From general questions about options to sending predetermination to your insurance provider, or helping you sign up for our Dental Discount Savings Plan, we want to know that you leave our office will all of your questions asked and answered. And of course, if you ever have additional questions, all you need to do is call.
Meet the doctor and discuss your personal oral health needs and desires. Here you’ll learn what we find while we work with you to determine the personalized approach that works best for you. Whether we set up a regular care schedule, design a treatment plan to address decay or gum issues, or discuss your cosmetic concerns, this is your chance to tell us what you like and don’t like about your smile and general oral health. Then we work with you to help you meet these goals.
Your first hygienist appointment will take longer than others, even if you attended regular dental appointments before visiting us. At your first appointment, we want to get to know you – and this includes everything about your teeth, gums, and oral cavity. So, we spend a little extra time creating a mouth-map so that we can track changes over time and have a clear picture of your oral health needs and concerns. At this appointment we’ll also assess you for TMJ (jawjoint issues) and screen for oral cancer. You can take advantage of this appointment by asking any questions you have about the best way to care for your smile. Brushing and flossing are essential, but can also be damaging to your smile if done incorrectly. Your hygienist is an expert at patient education and will happily give you all the help you need to take the best care of your teeth at home.
At Dresher Family Dental Care, in addition to digital x-rays, we use a small pen-sized camera – called an intraoral camera – that we use to show you what we see when we examine your mouth. Used to both check for issues and give us a baseline for future care, all of our diagnostic equipment is digital and set to emit the lowest amount radiation – as much as 90% less radiation than with old film x-rays.