What to Expect on Your First Visit

Your comfort with our practice and our dentist is our top concern, as is your understanding of what you can expect when you visit our practice. With a variety of services, and a friendly staff, we're confident that you will find our practice to be your new dental home.

Below you'll find a simple, all-inclusive guide on what to expect from Family Dentistry at Riverside Crossing:


You will be asked to fill out some forms during your first visit; this is to give us any information the practice might need for your file. They may take some time to fill out, so we recommend coming into the appointment a little earlier. If you prefer to fill these forms out before your appointment, please refer to the following link: 

New Patient Form

Dental History

Our dentist will need to understand your specific dental needs, which is why evaluating your past dental history is so important. The more details about your dental history you provide, the easier it is for our dentist to get to the root of the problem.

Comprehensive Exam

All first-time patients undergo a comprehensive exam. A comprehensive exam allows our dentist to set a solid course of action to address any discomfort you may be experiencing. Please feel comfortable sharing any questions or concerns you may have with our dentist.


X-rays are a great way to diagnose problems that may otherwise go unnoticed. Any tooth decay, abscesses, impacted teeth or jawbone damage will show up on an x-ray. The details x-rays provide could make a big difference for your overall oral hygiene.

Treatment Plan

Once the comprehensive exam and x-rays are complete, our dentist will provide you with solutions to your dental irregularities. Through a comprehensive treatment dental plan, our dentist can resolve the issues that affect your oral hygiene. Since we develop each treatment plan based on your specific needs, it’s important that you are clear about your expectations from the start.

Smile Reminders

We send smile reminders to you via text or email to notify you of your appointment and to confirm it as well. We want to take away the stress of remmebering when your next dental appointment is. Please click the following link to set up your notification preferences: https://dentalcode.net/forms/smile_reminder_consent.pdf

Appointment Reminders

It can be easy to forget when you scheduled a dental appointment but now we will remind you with an Appointment Reminder via email or text message.  And if it's your first visit, we'll be happy to provide driving directions. Just click on the link below to let us know how you'd like to be contacted. We'll do the rest!

Appointment Reminder Consent Form

Download the release of records consent form.

Records Release Form

Our team is here to help you with any questions or concerns. Please call us at 864-479-0894.