What Will Happen On My First Visit?

Upon arrival you will be greeted by our friendly and caring staff. We truly value your time, so we strive to keep to our scheduled appointment times. Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time so we can make sure we have all of the information the doctor requires prior to meeting you. Feel free to call us if you have any difficulty locating the office.


You will meet with the doctor for a thorough periodontal examination. Dr. Davis or Dr. Cramer will take the time to listen to your concerns, assess your clinical situation, provide you with a proper diagnosis and develop a treatment plan specifically tailored to your individual needs. If it is necessary for our doctors to consult with your general dentist, another appointment at a later date will be scheduled so that your treatment options can be discussed based on information from the dentists’ collaboration.

Our philosophy is to collaborate with you and your general dentist to determine the optimal oral health plan for you. Your initial visit may take as long as an hour and a half.  You will have an oral exam, often followed by a conference to discuss your treatment plan.  Please feel free to bring someone with you for the conference.

Please assist us at the time of your initial visit to the office by providing the following information:

  • Your filled out new patient forms
  • Your referral slip and x-rays from your referring dentist if given to you directly.
  • A list of medications you are currently taking (please note that you can print your patient registration and medical history form on our website. New Patients Forms)
  • If you have dental benefits, please bring any forms or cards with you to the appointment.

Please Note: All patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation appointment.