First Visit

Please assist us at the time of your initial visit to the office by providing the following information:

  • Your referral slip and x-rays from your referring dentist.
  • A list of medications you are currently taking
  • If you have dental insurance, please bring any forms or insurance cards with you to the appointment.
  • If time allows, the new patient forms will be mailed to you.  Please complete these forms and bring them to your first appointment.  If you do not receive the forms in the mail, please arrive 15 minutes early to your first appointment to allow ample time to complete these forms.

Please Note: All patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation appointment.

Please notify the office if you have a medical condition or concern prior to surgery (e.g. artificial heart valves or joints, heart murmurs requiring pre-medication, severe diabetes, or hypertension).

We will complete an in-depth medical and dental health history and a thorough examination to measure for bone loss, loose teeth, gum health, and other signs of periodontal disease or teeth problems. We will also assess bone thickness and height for implant placement if you are seeing us for implant treatment.  Bone assessment may sometimes require the use of CT scan.

Our office is open Tuesday through Thursday from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM with lunch at 12:00 PM. Friday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Office Hours

Tuesday:  8:00 AM–5:00 PM
Wednesday:  8:00 AM–5:00 PM
Thursday:  8:00 AM–5:00 PM
Friday:  8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturday:  Closed
Sunday:  Closed
Monday Closed

We will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible. Please allow approximately 90 minutes for your initial visit. If you have pain or an emergency situation, every attempt will be made to see you that day.


We will need current dental x-rays in order to complete the examination and diagnose your gum health condition.  If your dentist has taken x-rays, please make arrangements with your general dentist’s office for these x-rays to be forwarded before your initial exam.

Treatment Cost

Since all patients are different, your periodontist must complete your examination before establishing your treatment plan and the fee for care. The fee for periodontal treatment can vary considerably depending on the type of problems and the complexity and length of treatment. An approximate fee can usually be determined at the initial visit; but on occasion, some initial treatment or further diagnostics must be completed before the final treatment plan can be established.
Dental Insurance 

Dental insurance policies often provide some assistance with payment on periodontal consultation and treatment. Please bring all dental benefit information and cards to your examination appointment. Upon request, we will submit a claim to predetermine your insurance benefits; however, this is not required by most plans and does guarantee payment.