For New Patients

Your First Visit

Here at GLAD, our main priority is to provide our patients with the best quality care, while making them feel comfortable and at ease. We understand the anxiety and uneasiness that some children and adults feel towards receiving dental treatment. During your first visit, we will take the time to go over and determine what your main concerns are and set up a treatment plan that best fits your or your childs’ needs. This will include a complete oral examination, and necessary x-rays. Following this initial appointment, we will be glad to discuss our findings, treatment recommendations, fees, and the estimated time necessary to complete the proposed treatment. In order to make you feel most comfortable and put your nerves to rest, we will provide you with as much information as possible and answer any and all questions you may have.


Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
  • Health history form including current medications 
  • Referral slip and any x-rays if applicable
  • Medical and dental insurance information

IMPORTANT: A parent/guardian must accompany all patients under the age of 18.

Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to your appointment (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, etc.) or require medication prior to dental cleanings (i.e. antibiotics, for pre-med).

Patient Forms (Adult Health History and Consent Forms, Child Health History and Consent Forms)

 

Pediatric FAQ

When should I bring my child to a dentist for a first visit?

You should bring your child to a pediatric dentist when their first tooth appears, and no later than his/her first birthday.

 

What is the difference between a family dentist and a pediatric dentist?

Pediatric dentists specialize in the oral care for children, including infants. They are considered the pediatricians of dentistry and have specialty training pertaining to children. 

 

What do I do if my child has a toothache?

Your child needs to rinse the irritated area with warm salt water, and should place an icepack or cold cloth on the face if it is swollen. The child should be given acetaminophen for the pain, and should see a dentist as soon as possible.

 

Are pacifiers and thumb sucking harmful to a child’s teeth?

Generally, these habits will only be a problem if they go on for a long period of time. Many children stop these habits on their own, but if they cannot stop their habit, a mouth appliance may be recommended. 

 

How can I prevent decay caused by nursing?

Trying to avoid nursing your children to sleep and learn the correct way to brush and floss your child’s teeth. Have your child see a pediatric dentist regularly to have his/her teeth and gums looked at.

 

How often does my child need to see the pediatric dentist?

Your child should have a check up with a pediatric dentist every six months, in order to prevent cavities and dental problems.

 

How do sealants work?

Sealants fill in the crevasses on the chewing surfaces of the teeth. They stop the food particles from getting caught in the teeth to prevent cavities.

 

What can I do to protect my child’s teeth during sporting events? 

Plastic mouth guards are an efficient way to protect your child’s teeth, mouth, and gums from sport related injuries.

 

What should I do if my child falls and his/her permanent tooth falls out?

You should first find the tooth, hold it by the crown and try to reinsert it in the socket. If that is not possible, put the tooth in a glass of milk and go to a pediatric dentist immediately.

 

How can parents help prevent tooth decay?

Parents should be sure to bring their child to a pediatric dentist regularly. The dentist will help a parent create a specific plan of brushing, flossing, and other treatments for parents to help teach their children. A child will learn healthy habits from having a brushing and flossing routine at home, as well as seeing their pediatric dentist.

Prosthodontics FAQ

Why would a person need to see a Prosthodontist?

A Prosthodontist can provide intense care for patients who are missing teeth or have serious damage to their teeth. Prosthodontists specialize in the restoration and replacement of teeth and jaw structures.

 

Why do teeth need dental crowns?

A crown may be recommended in order to strengthen a tooth, restore a tooth, or improve the appearance of a tooth. A crown is a lasting covering that fits over an original tooth that is damaged or decayed.

 

Will implants work as well as natural teeth?

Implants are considered the next best thing to natural teeth. Implants look, feel, and function exactly how natural teeth would.

 

How long do implants last?

Implants are made up of extremely strong material that does not decay; even though implant failures rarely happen they are most likely due to infection or poor oral health.

 

How much will treatment cost?

Costs vary depending on what type of treatment you are recommended and choose. You are recommended to come in for an initial visit to gather appropriate information about your teeth, and we will design a payment plan that will meet and work with your needs.

 

How long will treatment take?

Depending on the procedures involved, the length of treatment varies. After treatment is decided upon, the doctor will go over a treatment length.