First VisitEverything You Need to Know About Your First Visit with Us

When you visit a new dentist for the first time, we know it can make you feel a little uneasy. We want you to know as much as you can about your first appointment before you arrive, because that’s just one more way we can help put your mind at ease!

First Things First

Why would you like to come in? Our wonderful, welcoming front office team will listen to you and help determine what we can accomplish on your first visit based on your needs. Your first visit may be as easy as taking an office tour and meeting the staff and doctors. Most commonly you will receive a preventive dental cleaning with one of our registered dental hygienists. She will assess your customized needs and remove tartar and plaque deposits in areas that brushing or flossing cannot. Our hygienists will also assess any pre-exam findings, your personal oral health concerns and take a series of dental x-rays. These x-rays will allow us to have a baseline reading of your bone levels and assess areas not visible during a clinical examination. This will be followed by a comprehensive exam with one of our doctors.

Other reasons you may be interested in a visit with us:

  • Emergency – we try our best to see you as quickly as possible
  • Limited focus on a particular area
  • Complimentary consult on cosmetic dentistry
  • Complimentary second opinion

Your Entire Family is Welcome

We care for both adults and children. If you’re a parent, we invite you to bring your young children with you to your first appointment. This helps us establish a relationship with your entire family, and gets your children comfortable with the atmosphere of a dental facility. Since we offer a wide variety of services, we can provide most of your family’s dental health care in one location.

Patient Comfort is Our Priority

Sedation dentistry options as well as comfort items in our treatment rooms help you feel relaxed and at home during your entire treatment. Patients can request amenities like:

  • Neck pillows
  • Blankets
  • Headphones
  • Nitrous oxide or oral sedation
  • Chapstick
  • Sunglasses or eye protection
  • TV accessibility
When you entrust Dr. Platt or Dr. Kidder with your dental care, you can know that you’ve chosen one of the most reputable dental teams in Baton Rouge. Our dedication to our patients and our community helps us establish lifelong relationships with everyone that trusts us with their oral health. We can’t wait to meet you!