From the moment you call our office, you can expect to be treated like a member of our family. We recognize that a trip to the dentist makes some patients uneasy. We strive to provide exceptional service and gentle dental care. Above all else, our staff treats you with the highest level of compassion, courtesy and respect.
Your First Dental Visit
We believe that a beautiful smile first begins with a healthy smile. That’s why we take a proactive approach to preventative dental care. Your first visit will begin with a new patient exam and pre-clinical interview. During this time, we’ll discuss your dental and medical history and introduce you to our office.
Our dental examinations typically include:
- Dental exam with x-rays
- Teeth cleaning
- Consultation with the dentist to discuss your dental concerns and goals
- Screenings for gum disease, oral cancer and TMJ disorders
New Dental Patient FAQs
What should I bring to my first dental appointment?
Please bring your dental insurance information and our new patient forms to your first visit.
Does Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry accept dental insurance?
Yes, we accept nearly all dental insurance. While we do not participate in any managed care dental plans, we can still provide you with dental treatment and assist you with the claims process. Many of our patients see us as an out-of-network provider and still maximize their insurance benefits. Learn more about our dental insurance policy.
Does Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry see children?
Yes! Dr. Brown and Dr. Newberry are family dentists, we recommend bringing children in at a young age so they can meet the dentist and become familiar with our practice. The American Dental Association recommends that infants and toddlers see a dentist by the time the first tooth has erupted. Children should receive routine dental care just like adults, typically every 6 months, to maintain the best oral health and prevent tooth decay.