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First Visit

What to Expect for your First Dental Visit

On your first visit, Dr. Adkins will consult with you to explain your diagnosis and what options you have for treatment. Sometimes we can do the treatment on the same day of the visit, but usually, if you have a complex medical history or treatment plan, treatment will have to begin at a second appointment.

Please bring the following with you to your consultation:

A dental professional and patient representing a first-time visit to general dentistry office Byrd Adkins D.D.S. Smile Company in Amarillo, TX

• Your referral slip & X-rays (if applicable)
• A list of the medications you are currently taking
• Medical and dental insurance forms, already completed

Important: If the patient is under 18, a parent or guardian must accompany them to the consultation.

Please alert our office if you have a medical condition that can be of concern during surgery. Examples of such conditions:

• Diabetes
• High blood pressure
• Artificial heart valves
• Artificial joints
• Rheumatic fever

Please also tell us if you are on medications such as heart medications, aspirin, or anti-coagulant therapy. Please also let us know if you require certain medications, e.g. antibiotics for pre-med, before dental cleanings.

X-Rays

If your previous dentist has taken X-rays within the past 6 months, please have them sent to our office. You can pick them up and bring them yourself if there will not be enough time otherwise. We can take additional X-rays at our facility if necessary.

Forms

New Patient Registration Form
Please print and complete the new patient form and bring with you to your first appointment

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