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Your New Patient Visit at Northwest Dental of Corvallis

Northwest Dental is devoted to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, and high-quality dental care. We understand the common anxiety associated with dental visits, and it’s our mission to ensure you and your children feel completely at ease in our care. Your comfort, happiness, and health are our top priorities.

Regular Checkups: Key to a Healthy Smile
Consistent with the American Dental Association’s recommendations, we encourage regular checkups every six months. These visits are essential for routine cleanings and maintaining overall dental health.

We respect your busy schedule and strive to make our appointments as efficient as possible. Please allocate between 45 to 90 minutes for your visit, ensuring we can provide the thorough care you deserve.

At Northwest Dental, every aspect of our practice is designed to achieve optimal oral health and make your dental experience as comfortable as possible. Your journey to a healthy, confident smile starts here.

Step 1: Your Appointment

From the moment you step into Northwest Dental, our friendly and professional staff will be there to greet you, assist with your check-in, inform your dental team of your arrival, and help with any insurance verification as needed. To streamline your visit, we recommend completing any new patient paperwork provided in your appointment confirmation email beforehand.

After you’ve completed the initial steps, one of our welcoming team members will escort you from the waiting area to a private treatment room. Here, our dental professionals will take the time to review your dental and medical history and discuss any oral health concerns or issues you might have. Our dental assistant will perform detailed X-ray imaging for a thorough understanding of your oral health. This allows us to meticulously examine the structure of your jaw, the positioning of your teeth, and the health of each tooth, ensuring a comprehensive assessment of your oral condition.

Step 2: Your Exam

At Northwest Dental, we prioritize your comfort and care above all else. As you relax in one of our modern treatment rooms, our team will meticulously review your dental and medical history, paying special attention to any concerns you may have. We take pride in adopting the latest dental technologies, including intraoral cameras that provide a detailed 3-D view of your teeth and jaw, enhancing our diagnostic capabilities.

Your comprehensive dental exam at Northwest Dental is a thorough process. It includes a detailed evaluation of your teeth, gums, and mouth and advanced X-ray imaging to assess your oral health. We further leverage artificial intelligence to refine our analysis of X-ray images, ensuring an exceptionally thorough examination of your dental health. After your examination, we take the time to sit down with you, discuss our findings in detail, and recommend any necessary treatments or procedures.

Step 3: Your Hygiene Visit

At Northwest Dental, your first appointment is centered around a thorough oral health evaluation. Our team will conduct an in-depth examination of your teeth, gums, and overall mouth health, forming a customized treatment plan that caters to your specific dental needs. Whether a cleaning is performed during this initial visit depends on the assessment of your oral health.

Our skilled dental hygienist will perform an oral cancer screening and evaluate the condition of your teeth and gums. Should a cleaning be necessary, our hygienist will proficiently use either traditional tools or advanced water-powered instruments to gently and effectively remove plaque and tartar build-up. You will also receive personalized guidance on how to maintain good oral hygiene and prevent gum disease. This comprehensive hygiene evaluation is designed to last approximately 45 minutes. Upon completing your visit, you’ll be provided with a toothbrush, dental floss, and toothpaste to encourage and support your daily dental care routine at home.

New Patient Forms

To prepare for your upcoming appointment, Northwest Dental of Corvallis provides our patient forms online. Completing forms before your visit will also help ensure timely check-in for your appointment.  If you are unable to print and complete the forms, we ask that you arrive for your appointment 15 minutes early so you may complete them in the office.

Complete New Patient Forms

Learn More About New Patients at Northwest Dental of Corvallis

Yes! Northwest Dental of Corvallis accepts new patients and is often able to schedule appointments within a few weeks or even days. Your first visit will usually include an appointment with the doctor for a comprehensive exam and all necessary X-rays. During your new patient appointment, you can speak with our dentists about any specific trouble areas or concerns.

In the past, you may have been able to schedule your first appointment with a new dentist for just a dental cleaning. However, our dentists follow current standards in the dental field and all new patients receive a comprehensive oral examination and any necessary X-rays. This ensures that the dentist has a full and clear picture of your mouth and oral health before proceeding with care. If cleaning is the proper next course of treatment, appointments are often available on the same day.

In order to make payments convenient for our patients, we offer several options.

Our dental team will gladly help you with an estimate of benefits before your treatment and with filing your insurance claim. If we are out-of-network for your insurance, we will help guide you in filing a claim. Patients are responsible for the difference between the insurance benefit and the cost of the procedure. Payment is due at the time of service unless prior arrangements have been made.

If you have a question about your insurance, give us a call at (541) 757-7708