New patient? Here’s what to expect.
Here’s what to expect and what we need for your first visit:
For the most successful first visit, we’d like you to visit HerbeckDental.com and download and fill out our on-line forms in advance of your appointment.
- After you’ve made your first appointment, visit HerbeckDental.com
- Click on the link at the top of the page that says, “NEW PATIENT QUESTIONNAIRES”. The “New Patient Forms Sign In” page will appear.
- On this page, enter your name and your appointment date and click ‘SUBMIT’
- A new page called “New Patient Forms” will appear.
On “New Patient Forms” you will see links to our new patient forms.
Be sure to click the “Submit” button after you complete every page (or you’ll need to re-enter your info again!).
Consent for Internet Communications
This form above gives us your OK to contact you by phone, email, and text messaging about appointments, procedures, and results.
Medical & Dental History
Patient Information Form
The two forms above give us your medical and dental information, and authorize us to diagnose your dental health by means of radiographs, study models, photographs, or other diagnostic aids, and, your OK to release any information to insurance companies and other healthcare practitioners.
Patient Satisfaction Survey
Ignore the Patient Satisfaction Survey above for your first visit [it’s a little premature, don’t you think!?]
The form above explains how we’ll work together financially.
And remember, be sure to click the “Submit” button after you complete every page!
Call our dental office at 321-459-0009 and our staff will assist you in finding a day and time that is convenient for you.
Before you arrive, here are few tips as well as info you might like to know:
Brushing and Flossing
Please be sure to brush and floss before the appointment. This will give us a better view of your teeth and gums during your initial examination.
The more information we have about your dental history, the better. Don’t worry about being judged or embarrassed. Our only goal is to improve your oral health. Please help us help you by bringing a list of your current medications as well as your medical and dental history for your first visit. The name and location of your physician (and previous dentist) are also a great help!
Feel anxious before going to your first appointment? You’re not alone. We are here to help you achieve the best smile possible regardless of your current oral situation. We are here for you!
Arriving at the Dental Office
When you arrive at our dental office, please let our receptionist know you’ve arrived. After all the necessary paperwork has been completed, we’ll greet you and proceed with your consultation. If you arrive early, there is always fresh, hot coffee waiting!
Your Health History
Before the dental exam begins, please talk to Dr. Herbeck about your health history. This will give us insight about your oral health and the underlying causes of problems you may have. Our methods of treatment may change depending upon your medical history or the drugs that you take.
Comprehensive Exam/ Your Treatment Plan
All first-time patients undergo a comprehensive exam that includes a thorough examination of your teeth and gums, as well your head and neck. This will enable Dr. Herbeck to accurately evaluate your current oral and dental health. Digital X-rays are the modern way of discovering some oral problems that are not always visible: These include tooth decay, abscesses, impacted teeth, and other conditions. Dr. Herbeck will show you these images on the television screen in front of your dental chair and review them with you. Once the comprehensive exam and x-rays are complete, Dr. Herbeck will discuss a specially designed, comprehensive treatment plan with you.
Dr. Herbeck may recommend that you get a thorough teeth cleaning. During this session, our hygienists will remove accumulated plaque and calculus from your teeth and then polish the surfaces. They will also make sure that you are up-to-date on the latest methods and tools that you can use at home to keep your mouth in the best health possible. . Some of the products recommended are dental floss, fluoride toothpaste or varnish, alcohol-free mouthwashes, application of tooth sealants or even powered mechanical devices such electric toothbrushes or water flossers.
Disease Prevention and Recommendations
After your treatment plan is complete, Dr. Herbeck may recommend consultation with specialists such as periodontists or oral-maxillofacial surgeons to assist in providing you with the best possible medical/dental care possible.
This is the best time to ask us any questions or discuss any concerns you may have. Dr. Herbeck and his staff members believe it is important for our patients to be fully informed about their treatment and to have any questions fully answered. If you are ever confused or uncertain about your treatment, PLEASE tell us!
Finally, Scheduling your Next Visit
After your first visit, please see our Practice Administrator to schedule your next appointment and discuss your financial planning. We will reschedule you based on Dr. Herbeck’s recommendations and your availability.