Your First Visit

Patients of Addison TX dentist Dr. William ShattuckWe want your first, and every visit to our office to be an enjoyable and relaxing experience where you get what you want. We realize that there is a person attached to your teeth so YOU always come first!

Your first visit to our office starts by getting to know the doctor and the team and getting to know you, your needs, and your desires. It is important to us that you receive the kind of care that you want in the way you want it. Your first visit typically includes a routine dental examination so both you and the doctor can have all the information you need to make the best, well-informed decision about the health of your mouth, your overall health, and the appearance of your smile.

We know how valuable your time is, so we work to make every minute count so you can get the quality care you need in a timely fashion. When coming in for your initial checkup, you can expect:

  • To complete a medical and dental history so we have all of your background in order to give you the best treatment today.
  • A full set of pictures of your mouth (x-rays) so that you and the doctor can see the health of your teeth that may not be readily visible.
  • A checkup for the health of your gums. Since your gums hold your teeth in place, their health is critical to long-term life, health and appearance of your smile.
  • An oral cancer exam recommended each year for the earliest detection.
  • A picture tour of your mouth to see up-close the health, strength, and appearance of your teeth and your smile.
  • And much more.

Our goal is to provide you with quality information and recommendations so YOU can make an informed decision for your total health and appearance. We treat your smile like we would treat our own. And since it is your smile and your health, you’re always in charge.

Restorative dentistry patients of the Addison DentistDuring your first visit, you and the doctor will map out a plan to help you accomplish your goals for your health and appearance. With all of the options that modern dentistry provides, you will always have options to choose from to help you meet your goals. Your plan will also include regular visits to maintain good health now and in the future. We always value your time, so we work to protect your appointment times from delays and reschedules and look forward to helping you do the same so you can stay on track with your health goals.

Investing in your health

Your investment in your dental health will depend on your goals and your current condition. You will always be informed about the extent and investment in treatment and YOU will approve the treatment and financial arrangements before treatment begins. We will help with financial options to suit a variety of budgets. We accept all major credit cards and work with several third-party finance providers for your convenience. We’ll also help you maximize your benefits by filing for any dental insurance benefits you might have.

We work hard to help make your dental care comfortable and affordable so that you can realize your goals. We look forward to discussing the details with you and to designing a plan that will help you get what you want today and help you achieve your goals tomorrow.