995 Baxter Street | Athens, GA 30606 | (706) 546-8480 

What to Expect on Your First Visit

If you’re like most patients you appreciate being informed before arriving at the dentist.  Below is an overview of what you can expect during your first visit to McRae Family Dental.

Your first visit is an important first step to building a trusting and long-lasting relationship.  In the time we spend together, we encourage you to ask questions, express your concerns, and share with us anything you want us to know to help make your care as individual as you are.

If you haven’t been to a dentist in a long while, please don’t worry. You’ve made an important decision – no need to feel guilty!

Let's get to know each other

The first step in getting to know you and providing safe, personalized support involves reviewing your medical history. You will be asked to fill out a new patient form and a medical history.  Certain medical conditions and medications and can influence your treatment protocols – so you will be asked to provide a list of your medications and their dosages (including vitamins and supplements).

After a brief tour of the office, you will meet your hygienist who will take any necessary x-rays and a comprehensive oral exam, including a non-invasive oral cancer screening. She will examine your teeth, gums, mouth, and jaw. Once your entire exam is completed, your hygienist and doctor will go over the findings and your hygienist will clean your teeth.

You're in great hands

After your cleaning, our treatment plan coordinator will escort you to our consultation room and review your treatment plan, setting up a schedule and payment arrangement, if necessary.  Together you can create a healthy, effective treatment plan that best meets your dental and personal requirements. We can prioritize and stagger your treatments to give you the smile you need in a timeframe you can afford.

We want you to know we will go above and beyond to make you feel relaxed and safe. Not only is your physical comfort important to us, but your emotional comfort is as well. So, come in, recline, and unwind – you’re in great hands.

Let's get you scheduled