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Your First Office Visit

The initial visit involves a review of your medical history, head health history, and current dental health status. When you share your medical history, be sure to provide complete, up-to-date information on your health. Inform our office if you have experienced recent hospitalization or surgery, or if you have recently been ill. Also tell us the names, doses, and frequency of any medications you are taking — whether prescription or over-the-counter products — and the name and phone number of your physician. Inform us of any changes in your health or medications. This information will help us select the safest and most effective method of treatment for you.

Consultation visits may last from one to two hours based on your periodontal and head health needs.  If you are seeing Dr. Dyer for possible treatment for headaches, please wear a tank top or shirt with a loose neck that allows access to your neck and upper shoulders.  The lotion used is non-staining, but may get on your shirt.  Women – please do not wear foundation to this appointment.  However, we provide makeup removing pads if needed.

Regular Checkups

We encourage regular checkups for individuals age four and up. Regular checkups are important to:

  • Check for problems that you might not see or feel
  • Find early signs of decay
  • Treat oral health problems early, while they are still manageable

Regular checkups include a thorough cleaning, polishing, and an oral exam by the doctor. During the oral exam, your doctor will check the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue, and will check your existing fillings and restorations because constant pressure from chewing, grinding, or clenching can cause them to wear away, chip, or crack.

Regular checkup appointments typically take about 45 minutes. Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be on time for our patients, and we ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately.