Your First Visit To Smart Start Dental
Information about your first visit to our Oakland & Pinole dental offices.
A patient’s first visit to Smart Start Dental will typically consist of a consultation to explain the diagnosis and discuss treatment options. In many cases, we may begin treatment immediately following the consultation, however, those patients with complex medical histories or treatment plans may require a second appointment at which treatment will be provided.
Before any procedure requiring anesthetic, it is important to alert team members to medical conditions that may be of concern. These may include heart disease, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, diabetes, rheumatic fever, etc. Also please let us know if you are on any medication that may affect the procedure (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, blood thinners, etc.) or if you require medication before dental cleanings (i.e. antibiotics premedication.)
Medical & dental history
At your first appointment, you will be asked to provide as much of your medical history as possible. This may include things such as a referral slip from another doctor and any dental X-rays in your possession, a current list of your medications, and completed medical or dental insurance forms (if applicable). This helps us avoid unnecessary delays when processing dental insurance claims.
Please note: A parent or guardian must accompany patients under 18 during their first visit to our office.