When you become a patient at Tower Dental Associates, you become family. Our very first step is to get to know you! We want to spend quality time with you, learning everything from your family life to understanding your concerns, previous experiences with dental care and preferences. Our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible and create a genuine relationship with each and every one of our patients.
For new patients, we encourage you to bring a list of questions that you might have for our doctors or staff. We want to make sure that you walk away feeling confident in being one of our patients and well versed on what to expect and what we offer.
Additionally, our patient education library, blogs, and Facebook page answer many common questions from our patients. We’re always striving to educate and empower our patients to make the most of our resources and keep their mouths happy and healthy.
What To Expect
Your first appointment normally lasts about an hour and a half. You will meet a few of our team members, including one of our doctors, and will undergo a comprehensive dental exam. We will also get a full series of x-rays for our files. This appointment will serve to get most of the administrative work done and offer an opportunity for you to get to know our office and doctors as well as ask as many questions as you need. Dr. Samarkos or Dr. Rodriguez will discuss any concerns you may have and give an overview of your oral health, based on the comprehensive exam and x-rays.
What To Bring
When you come to your first appointment, to avoid long wait time, please come prepared with the following information.
- Your driver’s license
- Your dental insurance card
- Your referral slip and any x-rays, if applicable
- A list of medications you are presently taking
- Any necessary health or dental care forms
IMPORTANT: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18 at the consultation visit.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, bisphosphoneates, etc.) or require medication prior to dental cleanings (i.e antibiotics, for pre-med.)
If your previous dentist has taken recent x-rays (within six months), you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. Additional films, if necessary, can be taken at our office.
Contact Tower Dental Associates
If you have any questions regarding your first visit, what to expect or any of our services, feel free to reach out to our friendly team of professionals. We’re excited to help you become a part of our family!