Southwest Dental Care

What to Expect During Your First Visit

Our goal is for your first visit to Southwest Dental Care to turn into a lifelong relationship with our practice... so we hope to make it easier with these tips!

Our friendly staff loves welcoming new patients and is very excited to meet you! If we haven't answered all of your questions here, please feel free to contact us by email or phone.

How long will your first visit take?

Your first appointment with our team will take approximately 60 minutes. Please arrive a few minutes early to give us your New Patient Form and get familiar with our office.

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Before your first visit to Southwest Dental Care, please complete our New Patient Form and bring it with you to your appointment.

What you can expect during your first visit to Southwest Dental Care.

A Review of Your Dental Care History – During your first visit, we will review your dental care history, as well as any concerns you currently have about your oral health.

A Complete Oral Exam with X-rays – Our staff will do a complete oral exam, including X-rays, in order to assess the overall health of your smile.

Open Communication & Answers to Your Questions – If there is something specific that you would like to discuss about your oral dental care, please bring this to our attention during your first visit. As a patient of Southwest Dental Care, you can expect open communication with every member of our team.

A Full Oral Health Plan – At the end of your first visit, we will prepare recommendations for your total oral health, which will include full oral maintenance, as well as the potential of additional dentistry services that you and your doctor agree upon. We strive to keep all of our patients up to date and educated regarding their dental care to ensure you fully understand all of your dental care options.

Dental insurance

Dental insurance is a contract between the patient, their employer and their insurance company. We are here to assist you with calls to your insurance company, in your presence, to determine eligibility and coverage, and to assist with predeterminations as well. We believe an informed patient will utilize their dental benefits, which maximizes their overall health.


It is the patient's responsibility to pay the fees for their dental procedures. We accept the following methods of payment: Mastercard, Visa, Debit, Cash and Cheque.


Appointments are scheduled specifically for you. Our team will contact you one week prior and again one day prior to your scheduled appointment with a courtesy reminder. However, it is your ultimate responsibility to arrive for the scheduled appointment. We require a minimum of 2 full business days' notice to change and/or cancel appointments.

Before your first visit to Southwest Dental Care, please complete our Financial Policy and Agreement Form and bring it with you to your appointment.

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