First Visit

 
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What to expect at your first visit

Congratulations! You’ve just taken the first step to joining a dental family that is fully committed to being part of your journey to excellent oral health … for life. Making the choice of a new general dentist in Peosta for your family can be a hard one. And you want to know this choice is the right one. Please call us if you have any questions. We’d be honored to help.

New Patient?

Please fill out the easy-to-use, private, and secure intake forms before your first appointment.

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Journey to excellent oral health

What To Expect At Your First Visit

Congratulations! You’ve just taken the first step to joining a dental family that is fully committed to being part of your journey to excellent oral health … for life. Making the choice of a new general dentist in Peosta for your family can be a hard one. And you want to know this choice is the right one. Please call us if you have any questions. We’d be honored to help.


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Fill out our secure online form

Before You Arrive

Knowing all about you and your health history is a critical part of how we tailor your dental care to meet your individual needs. To save you time, we have convenient and secure online form for you to fill out on your own schedule. Simply arrive at your appointment time, knowing all of the paperwork has already been completed!


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Digital diagnostic equipment

Diagnostics

At Peosta Dental, in addition to digital x-rays, we use a small pen-sized camera – called an intraoral camera – that shows you what we see when we examine your mouth. Used to both check for issues and give us a baseline for future care, all of our diagnostic equipment is digital and set to emit the lowest amount radiation – as much as 90% less radiation than with film x-rays.


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Discuss personal
health goals

Checkup

Meet Dr. Reed and discuss your personal oral health needs and desires to determine the personalized approach that works best for you. Whether we set up a regular care schedule, design a treatment plan to address decay or gum issues, or discuss your cosmetic concerns, this is your chance to tell us what you like and don’t like about your smile and general oral health. Then we work with you to help you meet your goals.


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Gentle and kind dental hygienists

Routine Cleanings

At your first appointment, your gentle and kind dental hygienist will assess your gum health, clean your teeth and gums, and recommend a personalized recall schedule based on your individual needs. Your first cleaning may take a little longer than your follow-up appointments because of your gum assessment, but this thorough approach helps you prevent issues later on.


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Questions asked and answered

Treatment Coordination

If you have any additional questions about recommended treatments and how to best manage your insurance policy, we will help you navigate through them. From general questions about options to sending predeterminations to your insurance provider, we want to leave our office with all your questions asked and answered. And of course, if you ever have additional questions, all you need to do is call.


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45-90 mins for first appointment

We understand you are busy 

and don’t have a lot of room in your schedule, so please allow for between 45 and 90 minutes for your first appointment. We look forward to welcoming you to our dental family!