Many people avoid going to the dentist because they have a fear of what will happen to them. At Rupenthal Dentistry, our team is here to make you comfortable throughout the entire visit. We will educate you on your oral health and keep you a partner in all decisions about treatment recommendations. Our focus is to offer the highest quality dental work for all patients, while keeping you in the driver’s seat.
Here is what you can expect to happen during your visit:
As a new patient to our office you will first be greeted by our front office team, Rachael and Kathy. Here you will be asked to fill out your patient forms on an iPad, using our Yapi Software. If you have previously completed your forms on-line, you will by-pass this step. We will keep you comfortable with books and water in our relaxing reception area.
After you have completed your forms, a team member will show you to your treatment room. You can expect diagnostic x-rays taken (to look for cavities and bone formation), and any individual x-rays as needed, for isolated areas of concern. They will also take intra-oral photos to show you what you normally can not see! Your assistant or hygienist will chart any previous fillings or crowns you have, and assess your gum tissues. Depending on the reason for your visit, you will either get your teeth cleaned and evaluated, or we will address a current concern. Dr. Rupenthal will meet with you to discuss any issues that he sees, present recommendations for treatment and answer any questions you have.
Once the appointment is finished, a team member will help you with any financial questions and get scheduled for your return visit. We are looking forward to meeting you!
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Any x-rays taken by a previous dentist, if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to treatment (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).