Your initial visit is a very important one.
Dr. Owens and his staff schedule ample time to get to know you and your concerns, expectations, and goals. Our goal for new patients at this visit is to give them an overall picture of their oral health. We also want to inform patients of any relevant risk factors that could lead to issues in future.
New Patient Special
Due to the COVID-19 closure and continued limitations, we are currently unable to offer our new patient special. Please check back at a later date for new patient special offers.
Specials are only available to new patients with no dental insurance. Payment must be made in full at the time of service for discount to be applied.
What to Expect At the Appointment
Our staff takes the time to get to know you and goes above and beyond to make you feel at home and comfortable. We do ask you to take a few minutes to fill out new patient paperwork and give us an update on your health history (see link to New Patient Forms at top of page).
Dr. Owens and Dr. Packer have a comprehensive approach to dentistry that shows in this appointment. Your dentist and hygienist will take a thorough look at your overall oral health, including a thorough examination of your teeth and periodontal (gum) health, a jaw joint and muscle evaluation, and an oral cancer screening.
If you have recent x-rays, we can contact your previous dentist to obtain copies of them. Otherwise, we can take complete x-rays here in our office. We will also take photographs, as recommended by the AACD, and to aid Dr. Owens and Dr. Packer in the comprehensive evaluation.
Diagnosis & Risk Factors
Based on the images and exam, Dr. Owens and Dr. Packer will inform you of any diagnosis of current conditions. They also analyze your risk for tooth decay, periodontal disease, and dysfunctional occlusion, as well as steps you can take now to prevent future issues.
We love helping patients achieve their goals! Please share any dental goals and timelines with your dentist and hygienist during the appointment. They can share how we can help you reach your goals, whether they are cosmetic or function related, and come up with a timeline and budget that works for you.