First Visit

Thank you for choosing our office for all your dental needs. We have created a comfortable environment where you can feel confident in the level of dental care you receive. When you arrive for your first visit, please be prepared to complete all insurance and health information forms that will allow us to begin your dental treatment. We will ask you to fill out several forms that will get you acquainted with our office.

Your initial exam will last approximately one and a half hours and will include the following: A comprehensive examination, a dental prophylaxis (cleaning) and any radiographs if necessary. 

The examination consists of the following: a thorough review of your medical history; a review of previous dental treatment and your current desires; a head and neck exam as well as a cancer screening; a periodontal screening exam; hard and soft tissue exams and last we examine your teeth. A diagnosis is made, the findings of the exam are discussed and treatment options are presented. Sometimes, a second consultation appointment is necessary for more complex cases. Our goal is to educate our patients, present the conditions observed, outline multiple treatment modalities and if possible, help the patient make an informed decision regarding treatment.

We believe that good dental care begins with open communication. We promise to speak candidly with you about any symptoms present that may require further dental treatment, our diagnosis, alternative treatments that may exist, and our recommendations. Working together, we can achieve a true partnership, with one common goal-keeping your smile beautiful and your teeth, gums and jaw joints healthy!

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R Shawn Essey, DMD


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


7:00 am-4:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm