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Your New Patient Dental Visit

At Community Dental of Walled Lake, we believe your first visit starts a long-lasting relationship with our team. During this important appointment, we will review your medical and dental history and get to know you and your dental health needs. You will have the opportunity to meet your doctor and our team members and ask any questions you may have about your dental health and treatment plan.

We understand that this is an important visit, so we have set aside plenty of time to ensure that you do not feel rushed. To help us prepare for your appointment, we ask that you read the following information and complete our online forms before your visit.

Thank you for choosing Community Dental of Walled Lake. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve optimal dental health.

Step 1: Your Appointment


When you arrive, our friendly team will greet you, check you in, notify your oral health team of your arrival, verify insurance if applicable, and guide you through any necessary new patient paperwork. You can save time by completing the new patient forms in your appointment confirmation email before you arrive.

Once completed, a team member will escort you from the waiting room to a treatment room, where they will review your dental history, medical history, and any dental health concerns or issues. The Dental Assistant will take X-rays, allowing us to examine the jaw’s structure, teeth position, and tooth condition.

Step 2: Your Exam


As a new patient, your initial comprehensive exam will last approximately one hour. This visit will help us get acquainted with each other and learn about your goals for your dental treatment. Upon completion of your examination and review of X-rays, we will review the findings and results with you. Our practice focuses on technology and has the advantage of an intraoral camera to give you a 3-D video tour concerning tooth areas if needed. Our Dentist will discuss recommendations and procedures and outline an individualized approach specific to your dental health.

Step 3: Your Hygiene Visit


On your first visit, you may not receive a cleaning. A cleaning may be completed after the doctor ensures it is the appropriate treatment for your specific oral health.

Our Dental Hygienists will review your mouth and gums and oral cancer screening. If appropriate, our Hygienist will thoroughly clean and polish your teeth. Your Hygienist may clean your teeth manually with traditional tools or use an advanced water-powered instrument based on what is best for your specific needs. Finally, your Hygienist will review tips for caring for your teeth and preventing gum disease. Your hygiene exam should take about 45 minutes, and you will leave with a toothbrush, floss, and toothpaste to keep on track with your home health routine.

New Patient Forms

Completing your patient forms online prior to your appointment is an important step in preparing for your visit. This will help ensure timely check-in and allow us to serve you better. If you cannot print and complete the forms, we ask that you arrive for your appointment 15 minutes early so you may complete them in the office.

New Patient Registration Form Medical History Form

Learn More About New Patients at Community Dental of Walled Lake

Absolutely! Community Dental of Walled Lake, located in Michigan, always accepts new patients, and we can often schedule appointments within a few days or weeks. As a new patient, your first visit will typically involve a comprehensive exam with the dentist and any necessary X-rays. This appointment allows you to discuss any problem areas or concerns with your dentist and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.

We look forward to welcoming you to our practice and helping you achieve optimal oral health!

While it may have been common in the past to schedule a first appointment with a new dentist for a cleaning, our practice adheres to current standards in the dental field. As a new patient, you will receive a comprehensive oral examination and any necessary X-rays before proceeding with care. This approach ensures that our dental team clearly understands your oral health and can provide personalized care to meet your needs. If cleaning is determined to be the appropriate course of treatment, we are often able to schedule the appointment on the same day for your convenience. We prioritize your comfort and satisfaction and look forward to providing you with exceptional dental care.

Our dental team will gladly help you with an estimate of benefits before your treatment and with filing your insurance claim. We are a participating provider for most dental insurance plans. If we are out-of-network for your insurance, we will help guide you in filing a claim. Patients are responsible for the difference between the insurance benefit and the cost of the procedure. Payment is due at the time of service unless prior arrangements have been made.

If you have a question about your insurance, give us a call at 248.669.3434