Overview/ What to Expect
New Patients are welcome with or without a referral from a general dentist. Your first appointment will address your main reason why you are seeing us. We will undertake a detailed examination of your mouth and jaw structures. X-rays and digital photographs will be taken as needed as well as impressions (Molds) of your teeth. A personalized treatment plan will be formulated to be tailored to your needs and financial constraints.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment time to fill out dental paperwork and to have all your questions answers.
What to tell your Dentist
Your dentist needs to know everything that may help him or her diagnose problems or treat you appropriately. Tell your dentist:
- Your fears — Many people have fears of the dentist that go back to childhood. Pain control and treatment techniques change constantly. The things you fear most may not exist any longer, or there may be new and improved ways of dealing with them. If you fear you have a particular disease or condition, let your dentist know. He or she can look for signs and either diagnose the problem or set your mind at ease. Often, just talking about your fears will take some of the edge off.
- Your overall health — Tell your dentist if you've been diagnosed with any diseases or are taking any new medicines. It is important to tell your dentist about all medicines you take. This includes those that have been prescribed by your physician and over-the-counter medicines. Even diseases that seem to be unrelated to the mouth may require a different approach to dental treatments or prevention.
- Your dental health — If you think you have a new cavity, if your teeth have become sensitive or if you feel lumps inside your mouth, tell your dentist before the examination starts. Don't wait to see if the dentist catches it or silently hope the dentist misses it. By telling your dentist your symptoms, you may help him or her make an early diagnosis.
"I was deathly afraid of the dentist and my teeth were horrible. I was also very tired and unhealthy with infection in my gums. After just one visit, my smile is much better and I feel way healthier and have more energy." Dan C. Appleton WI.
Dr. Pete and Staff (Especially Rhonda)
I just wanted to thank you all for taking such good care of Corey. You did such a good job of taking something potentially traumatic to a lad and making it not so terrible. He actually said he can’t wait to come back to you guys. You're always there when I need you and I really appreciate it. Thank you!
- Amy & Corey
“Doctor Pete and his crew are the best! 15 years plus of awesome service and the best dental work money can buy. A very appreciative client and a good friend, forever! You guys totally ROCK!
P. Johnson of Open Road Harley-Davidson.”
Just a quick note to let you know that the "Silent Night" is the BEST $$$ I ever spent!! I sleep so much better and my husband doesn't wear his ear plugs any more! Thank you!