Located in Downtown Palmer

Palmer’s Premier Dental Care

New Patients

Palmer dentist office

What to Expect / Your First Visit

On your first appointment, please arrive 15 minutes early if you haven’t filled out our new patient forms.

To help you keep your teeth, gums, and bone healthy, we will begin with a new patient comprehensive exam, including an oral cancer screening, periodontal evaluation and teeth cleaning. You will probably need dental x-rays … unless you have had them recently and have brought them with you or asked your previous dentist to send them. No dentist can or will start working on you without getting a good perspective on what’s going on in your mouth. Modern dental x-ray equipment emits virtually no radiation

Be sure to talk about any current dental problems you may be having.

If you have any health issues or are currently taking medication for a condition like diabetes, heart disease or hypertension, be sure to let your dentist know about it. Many tooth and gum problems are related to medical issues and their treatment.

If it has been a while since you last had your teeth cleaned, you may need to be scheduled for a longer visit at a later time, or a second visit may be needed. Your other dental issues will be dealt with during subsequent visits, which you should schedule before you leave the office.