New Patient Forms
New Patient Exam
In order to make our new patients more comfortable, the following is what to expect at your first visit. Upon seating you, a staff member will review your dental goals, medical history, take digital x-rays and photos of your mouth. You will then meet Dr. Blanchard who will perform your comprehensive oral examination that includes, dental findings, oral cancer screening and sleep apnea.
Paperwork can be completed at home or in our office. If you choose to come in before your appointment to complete the forms, we recommend showing up at least fifteen to twenty minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. When you share your medical history with us, be sure to provide complete and up-to-date information on your health. Inform our office if you have experienced a recent hospitalization, surgery or have been ill. Also tell us the names, doses, and frequency of any medications you are taking (prescription and over-the-counter products) along with the name of your physician. In the future, please tell us about any changes in your health or medications. This information will help us select the safest and most effective method of treatment for you.
The ADA (American Dental Association) recommends regular six month checkups for anyone over the age of three. By visiting our office twice a year, we can check for problems you might not see or feel, find early signs of decay, and treat oral health concerns early while they are still manageable. Regular checkups include a thorough cleaning and polishing by one of our experienced hygienists and an oral exam by Dr. Blanchard. During the oral exam, she will check the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue, and inspect your existing fillings and restorations, because constant pressure from chewing, grinding, or clenching can cause them to wear away, chip, or crack. Regular checkup appointments typically take about an hour. Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be on time for our patients, and we ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment time.