New Patients

Here at Westdale Dental, we want your first visit as new patients to be as successful as possible. We promise to make you comfortable, give you the best care, and help you get on with your day with a great smile. Please explore the page to learn more about the insurance we accept, the necessary forms you will need, and so much more. 

Helpful Tips As New Patients At Westdale Dental

  • Arrive Early

When you schedule your first visit, please make sure you arrive early. This will allow you and our staff adequate time to review your paperwork and get you ready for your appointment. You can print off any Patient Information Forms that you will need before your appointment to help speed up the process. 

  • Bring Your Preferred Method Of Payments

If you have dental insurance, please remember to bring that card with you, especially if you have a copay. If you do not have dental insurance, please bring your preferred method of payment or talk to our staff about our membership plans. 

  • Cancellation Notice

If you are unable to make your appointment, please be courteous and contact our office as soon as possible. There are likely other patients who would like to use your reserved spot if you are unable to make it. 

What you will need for your first visit

Let’s make sure your first visit to Westdale Dental is a great one. Don’t forget to bring:

  • Patient Information Forms
  • Dental Insurance Card (if applicable)
  • Identification such as Driver’s License or State ID
  • Current dental X-rays (we can take them if you do not have any)
  • Your medical and dental history info, including any medications you are currently using

What Does Your First Visit Look Like

When you first arrive at Westdale Dental, you will be greeted by our friendly staff.  Make sure you set aside a good hour for your appointment, we don’t want you to feel rushed. 

This visit is all about you, so expect your visit to include:

  • A review of your Medical/Dental Forms
  • X-rays
  • Gum Disease evaluation
  • Oral Cancer screening
  • A full examination
  • A thorough cleaning
  • An optional fluoride treatment

At our office, we care about the safety of our patients. That is why we do all that we can to provide you with a clean environment. Our standards truly exceed the American Dental Associations’ standards for safe practices. We sanitize every machine, tool, chair, and instrument that is used after every visit. We want you to feel safe and trust our expertise during your visit. 

Follow Up Appointment

The last step of your visit is quite honestly the most important. Ideally, you will want to schedule a regular checkup every three to six months. This will help your teeth stay cleaner, last longer, and prevent painful problems from occurring. 

However, if you need special work done on your teeth, your next appointment will be much sooner. These special appointments may be scheduled weeks, or even days, after your visit depending on the work that needs to be done. Make sure you talk with the receptionist before you leave to get your appointments figured out. 

Payment and Insurance

Before you first visit, make sure you review our payment policy, financing options, membership plans, and insurance information!

  • Westdale Dental Membership Plan

No dental insurance? No problem! Here at Westdale Dental, we offer an exclusive discount dental membership plan that offers:

  • Two dental cleanings
  • Two maintenance exams
  • Unlimited x-rays
  • 15% off of other dental treatments

This plan is only $399 per person per year. Learn more about this exclusive membership plan here.

  • Financing

The health of your teeth is always a good investment. If you choose to put off your appointments, it could cost you more down the road. Don’t let the cost keep you from a healthy smile! 

For your convenience, we offer a 10% discount for payments that are made in full the day of. We accept cash, checks, credit cards, and debit cards. We also have no interest financing through CareCredit

  • Dental Insurance

Here at Westdale Dental, we will help you in any possible way with your dental insurance. Here are the steps for when you use your insurance as a form of payment:

  • When you make an appointment, please make sure you provide us with all the details of your insurance. 
  • Always bring your insurance card to your appointments.
  • Make sure you understand your dental insurance policy. 
  • Assign your insurance benefit to Westdale Dental so we can file your claims on your behalf.

When you choose to use your dental insurance as a form of payment, we will provide you with an estimate of your patient position based on the information you provide us. Click here to learn more about using dental insurance at Westdale Dental.

Schedule an appointment with Westdale Dental today and receive the brighter, whiter smile you deserve. Our office hours are Monday – Thursday from 8 am to 5 pm and Friday from 8 am to 3 pm. 

Resources

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