New Patient Letter
Welcome to our practice! We are genuinely pleased that you have chosen us for your dental care. Our practice realizes the importance of referrals and we value them greatly. We are always excited to see new smiles coming through our door!
At your first appointment, your doctor will complete a comprehensive oral examination. This includes a complete review of your medical and dental history, all necessary x-rays and intraoral photos, study models (if necessary), oral cancer screening, periodontal health evaluation, and examination of your teeth and soft tissues. Following this exam, your dentist will discuss their findings with you, develop a treatment plan that you are comfortable with, and then you will be scheduled according to your needs.
Please be prepared for your appointment by printing and completing the new patient registration forms. If you have dental insurance, be sure to provide all requested information to assist us in the benefit verification process. Also, read over our section on dental insurance for more information. Payment is expected at the time of the first visit. If you are covered by insurance, we will expect payment of your portion at the time of service unless prior arrangements are made. As a courtesy, we will file claims on your behalf with your dental insurance company. If you would like to finance your dental expenses we work with CareCredit and will be glad to provide you with information about CareCredit and how to apply. If you have any questions about finances please feel free to ask us at any time.
We ask that you make every effort to keep your appointments. Missing an appointment disrupts proper sequencing of care and delays completion of your treatment. If you need to reschedule your appointment, please call us at least 24 hours prior to your visit.
We very much appreciate your confidence in us and look forward to meeting with you!
Michael E Wilkinson DDS and the SanTan Dental Associates team