Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation and an explanation of your diagnosis with treatment options. Occasionally, treatment can be done the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment. Unless there is a pressing concern that necessitates immediate treatment, Dr. Turner recommends all of his patients undergo a cleaning (prophy), exam and X-rays prior to treatment.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your referral slip and any X-rays if possible.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have dental insurance, bring the proof of insurance card with you to your appointment. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18 at the initial visit.
Please alert our staff if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to treatment (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.) or require medication prior to dental cleanings (i.e antibiotics, for pre-med.)
If your previous dentist has taken recent x-rays (within 6-months), you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them with you to your appointment. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.