First Visit

Welcome to the Dental Practice of Dr. James W. Rhea D.D.S. and Michael J. Doherty D.D.S. In order to build a relationship of mutual respect and understanding, it’s worthwhile for us to take a little time getting acquainted with one another.

Our First Meeting

Your dental health and comfort are our primary concerns. On your first visit to the office, our main objectives are to talk with you about your concerns, answer all of your questions, and set your dental goals.

In order to save time at the office, please print and fill out the New Patient Packet. Coming prepared to your first visit gives us the most opportunity to spend time with you and address your needs.* Please include any past X-Rays from previous dentists. Also bring any insurance information you have so we can help you receive the most benefit available to you.**

It is also important to spend a bit of time to think about what you want for yourself, today and in the future. After we are both clear on your personal dental goals we will examine your mouth to establish a diagnosis.

After completing a thorough examination, we will then decide whether additional evaluation or procedures are appropriate. This may involve taking X-Rays, making plaster models of your teeth, and performing other diagnostic tests.

Once the examination and evaluations are concluded, we’ll work with you to develop a dental health plan that will fulfill your dental goals and preserve and/or restore your overall dental health.

We look forward to meeting you!

New Patient Form (in Microsoft WORD format)
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*Running on schedule is very important to us. We would ask that you try to arrive at the office on time–or even a bit early. Sometimes we are ahead of schedule, and we’ll get to take you early.  We know that your time is very important and strive to respect it.
**Please remember that the extent of your insurance coverage is based on an agreement between you (the patient) and your insurance company.  It is not an agreement between our office and the insurance company.  It is the responsibility of the patient to pay for any treatment agreed to.

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