Visiting our Dentist
We understand it can be difficult searching for a new dentist whom you can trust. That's why we employ a patient-friendly process that seeks to ensure your comfort and convenience. Let us walk you through the experience:
It can be easy to forget when you scheduled a dental appointment but now we will remind you with a "Smile Reminder" via email or text message, and even provide driving directions if it's your initial visit. Just click on the link below to let us know how you'd like to be contacted. We'll do the rest!
Release of Records Consent
Download the release of records consent form.
During your initial meeting, our dentist will thoroughly discuss the various treatments we offer including those that specifically suit your needs. He will guide you through the procees and will be ready to answer any questions that you may have about your oral health in general.
New Patient Documentation
If you are pleased with the initial meeting, our team at Janesville Family Dental Care will further assist you in scheduling an appointment for a formal check-up. Before the appointment, you will be required to fill out new patient forms and provide any prior dental history/records. We suggest that you arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to ensure that you have plenty of time to fill out these forms.
For your convenience, our office also provides the choice of filling out our forms before coming to the clinic via our website. This information will be stored in our database and evaluated prior to your session. Once our dentist reviews your health history forms and your appointment is set, you will be ready to meet our dentist again and begin your formal dental examination.
Click here to fill out our forms electronically: New Patient Form
Comprehensive Exam and X-Rays
After reviewing your dental health history, our dentist will examine your gums, teeth and mouth. This procedure is known as a comprehensive exam where our dentist will observe the state of your dental health and hygiene. An important part of the comprehensive exam is the cleaning process. Your teeth and mouth are thoroughly cleaned so that there are no extra particles in your mouth before moving onto the x-rays.
Our dentist will look for any sensitivity, decay and redness around the gums and teeth during the examination, and will explain any findings. Even though our dentist will review your medical and dental history, he might still ask you questions given his findings. This helps our dentist identify anything unusual or any information not mentioned in the new patient forms.
After conducting the comprehensive exam, our dentist will take an x-ray of your mouth, which will give a clear picture of the status of your teeth and jaw. These scans are taken to better analyze oral disruptions, diseases and cavities. X-rays usually don’t take more than a few minutes and are completely safe. X-rays are suggested to be performed if you are experincing a severe problem, or routinely, once a year, to verify if there are any changes from the last visit.
Post Exam Consultation
Once the initial dental check-up is completed, our dentist will discuss the results with you and explain any findings, such as irregularities or decay in your mouth, along with your overall oral health. The dentist will also mention the various treatment options that are offered at our clinic and suggest the most appropriate and detailed treatment plan for your specific needs. You will also have the opportunity to clarify any doubts you may have regarding your oral health.
After meeting our dentist, and discussing possible dental treatments in detail, we will schedule a follow-up appointment at your convenience. These follow-up sessions will be mostly for cleaning and preparing your teeth for the upcoming procedures.