New Patient Information
Welcome to Arrowhead Creekside Dental in Glendale, Arizona! We know that it can be challenging to find a dental practice that meets your needs, but fortunately, our dentist is known for providing an exceptional level of service. To ensure that you're comfortable during your first visit to our office, learn everything you need to know as a new patient, below.
It can be easy to forget when you scheduled a dental appointment but now we will remind you with an Appointment Reminder via email or text message. And if it's your first visit, we'll be happy to provide driving directions. Just click on the link below to let us know how you'd like to be contacted. We'll do the rest!
Release of Records Consent
Download the release of records consent form.
The first step in choosing the right dentist is to set up a consultation. Consultations are a great opportunity for you to meet our dentist and get to know our team better. Our dentist can talk to you about the different procedures that are offered and how you can benefit from them.
Paperwork and Documents
If you are satisfied with our dentist after the first meeting, our team will assist you in setting up an appointment. Before the appointment, you will be required to fill out new patient form along with providing your dental history and records. It is suggested that you come in at least 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment to make sure that you have plenty of time to fill these forms.
This paperwork mostly covers two categories, both of which need to be completed in detail. The first one requires your personal details, such as your name, age, marital status, income range and home address. You will also be required to complete a medical history form. In this form, you will have to provide complete information regarding past medical treatments, dental problems and details about any dental insurance coverage, policy and provider. It is important for you to be precise and truthful in answering all the questions as any wrong answer could have an affect your future treatments.
Our office also provides you with the option of completing the necessary forms before arriving to our office. This means that you can visit the website and fill out the enrollment form online to save time and ensure a hassle-free appointment scheduling and an efficient and effective visit. You can download health history forms from our website and fill in all the required details using the following link:
Comprehensive Examination and Cleaning
After reviewing your dental health history, our dentist will most likely examine your gums, teeth and mouth. This procedure is known as a comprehensive exam and is performed to evaluate the state of your dental health and hygiene. An important part of the comprehensive exam is the cleaning. The teeth and mouth are thoroughly cleaned before moving onto the x-rays so that there are no extra particles in your mouth at that time. Our dentist will carefully look for any sensitivity, decay and redness around the gums and teeth during the examination.
After conducting the comprehensive exam, our dentist will take x-rays of your mouth to obtain a clear picture of the status of your teeth and jaw. These scans are taken to better analyze oral disruptions, diseases and cavities. The X-rays are suggested to be completed each time you come in either with a severe problem or as part of your routine dental care appointments.
The panoramic radiographs are the most common types of dental X-rays as they provide a much more detailed view of the teeth and jaw. They also allow our dentist to spot any impacted teeth or jaw fractures with ease.
Although believed to be a long process, X-rays usually don’t take more than a few minutes and are completely safe. Our dentist will guide you through the simple procedure by asking you to bite down on gauze while the rest of the body is protected with a special covering. Only the mouth will be scanned by the machine.
After the dental checkup, our dentist will discuss your results with you. They will guide you through any of the irregularities or decay that were found. Our dentist will suggest and explain to you the most appropriate and detailed treatment plan for your specific needs and customize it to fit your requirements. After, you will receive the total cost of the particular procedure and can discuss a payment plan, if needed. Our main goal is to help you maintain good oral health and solve all of your dental issues.
Once you have met with our dentist and discussed the variety of treatments that we offer, a follow-up session will be arranged for you according to your availability. These follow-up sessions will mostly be for cleaning and preparing your teeth for the upcoming procedure.
It is highly recommended for you to attend these follow-up visits at least twice a year to avoid any cavities, tooth decay or oral health issues from developing. During these routine checkups, the teeth are regularly cleaned and treated to make sure that they stay in good shape.
As a new patient at Arrowhead Creekside Dental in Glendale, Arizona, you can expect a welcoming atmosphere and a friendly staff. Schedule your first appointment by calling 623-979-0053. Our team is here to answer your questions and help you achieve your smile goals!