First Visit

Thank you for choosing Independence Dental, where we have created a comfortable environment in which you can feel confident about the dental care you receive. During your first visit, our objective is to get to know you better, to become familiar with your past dental experiences and to establish a treatment plan that will best meet your dental needs.

When you arrive, please be prepared to complete all necessary information forms, (if you have not done so already online). We ask that you review these forms so that you get acquainted with our office policies. Also, please assist us by providing the following information:

  • Any panoramic X-ray taken within the previous six months

If you have dental insurance, please provide this information to our staff prior to your appointment. This will enable our staff to provide your eligibility and estimation of cost accurately.

Your initial appointment will last approximately one hour. In most cases, as long as time allows we will clean your teeth, and X-rays will be taken. Dr. Stines will perform a thorough exam and evaluate the diagnostic records, which help in diagnosing teeth decay, periodontal problems, jaw problems, and any signs of oral cancer. After the examination, our dentist will provided, along with any suggestions to help you care for your teeth.

We believe that good dental care begins with open communication, and we promise to speak candidly with you. Working together, we can achieve a true partnership with one common goal – keep your teeth, gums and jaw joints healthy!