New Patient Guide at Plano Smile Design in Plano, TX

New Patient Guide

Whether your previous dentist retired or your insurance plan changed, finding a new dentist isn't easy. At Plano Smile Design, we work hard to ensure all our new patients have a smooth transition. 

Smile Reminders

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!

Smile Reminder Consent Form

Download the release of records consent form.

Records Release Form

Below is what you can expect from our dentist at Plano Smile Design, 

Initial Meeting

We recommend setting up an initial meeting with our dentist so you can get to know one another and you can ask any questions you may have. During this meeting, our dentist will answer your questions and address any concerns, while providing you an overview of the treatments we offer. 

New Patient Paperwork

If you are satisfied with the outcome of your initial meeting, our team will schedule your first appointment for a teeth cleaning and check-up. Prior to this appiontment, you'll need to fill out some new patient paperwork that details your dental/medical history and your insurance informaiton. We recommend arriving 20 minutes early so you have ample time to complete these forms, or you can download them in advance by clicking the following link:

New Patient Form

Comprehensive Examination

After reviewing your dental health history, our dentist will examine your gums, teeth and mouth to evaluate the state of your oral health. The dentist will make note of any signs of cavities or gum disease and discuss treatment options with you if necessary. Following the examination, you'll receive a thorough teeth cleaning. This process removes any buildup of plaque or tartar that may lead to decay or disease. 

X-Rays

After your exam, our dentist will take a x-rays of your mouth to view any oral complications not visible to the naked eye. This process allows the dentist to look for problems like damaged tooth roots, impacted teeth and bone deterioration. Our digital x-rays are fast and safe, so your appointments are short and radation exposure is minimal. 

Post-Exam Conversation

At the conclusion of your first cleaning and exam, our dentist will discuss treatment recommendations with you based on what was found. For example, if you have a cavity, the dentist may recommend scheduling a follow-up appointment to get a filling. Rest assured our dentist will explore all available treatment options with you so together you can select the one that's most appropriate for both your dental health and your budget.

Follow-Up Appointment

After meeting our dentist at Plano Smile Design in Plano, Texas, and discussing possible dental treatments in detail, we will schedule a follow-up appointment at your convenience. This follow-up appointment may be for treatments recommended or simply for your next cleaning and exam, as they're recommended every 6 months. 

Our dentist a and staff are available to respond to any of your questions regarding dental health.  If you're in Plano, Texas, and need an experienced dentist, then Plano Smile Design is the ideal clinic to address all of your dental care needs. Call us at 972-517-6453 for an appointment.