Your First Visit
At your initial appointment, you’ll be warmly welcomed by our front
office staff. Usually, a first visit involves a comprehensive dental checkup.
If you’ve had a dental cleaning in the past six months, we can schedule
your cleaning for just after the checkup.
Registration as a New Patient
Dentistry is an important part of your overall healthcare. As your dental
care provider, Dr. Van Wicklen needs to have a record of your medical
and dental history so that he can provide you with customized care. To
begin, our front office team will help you complete new patient paperwork
and answer all of your questions. We will need to know all medications
you’re currently taking, so bring a list if necessary, please.
To save time, you can print and complete new patient forms at home, then
bring them to your appointment. Call our office at 512.448.3131 if you
have any questions. Patients who cannot print the forms at home should
plan to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled appointment to complete
paperwork in our office.
Your Initial Exam
One of our dental assistants will escort you to one of our comfortable
treatment rooms where Dr. Van Wicklen will spend time reviewing your medical
history, listening to your concerns, and introducing you to our office.
He will ask questions about what brought you to us and whether you have
any dental pain or problems, so that he can gain a better understanding
of your situation. We may need to take x-rays to identify the structures
of your mouth that aren’t visible to the naked eye.
After a complete evaluation of your mouth, head, and neck, you and Dr.
Van Wicklen will formulate a custom plan to preserve and enhance your
smile. Please ask questions. Our entire team wants you to understand your
dental condition and treatment options so that you can make wise decisions
and feel comfortable with your treatment plan.
Before You Go
While the main portion of your visit will be completed in the treatment
room, before you leave, we’d like to schedule your next visit, whether
it’s a checkup, deep periodontal cleaning, cosmetic consultation,
or restorative treatment visit. If you have any questions about your treatment
plan, payment options, or scheduling, please ask at check-out. We are
also happy to answer questions by phone or email.
We’re transforming lives in Austin, one smile at a time.
Contact our dental office
today at 512-448-3131 to reserve your appointment with Dr. Van Wicklen,
and experience customized care for a truly fantastic smile.
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