Your First Visit

Creating a great smile is our business so naturally meeting new patients is always the favorite part of our day. Our office, as well as the The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), recommends a checkup twice a year. Your first visit consists of a comprehensive exam to allow your dentist to review the best treatment options available to you. Should you decide to begin treatment on the day of consultation, our team members will take and examine dental records. These records include:

• X-Rays – Both Panoramic and Cephalometric
• Photographs of the teeth and the face
• iTero digital scan of your teeth to create models

From the moment you arrive at our Plantation dentist or Tamarac dentist location, our friendly doctors and staff will do their best to make you feel at home. We strive to deliver the best service possible, and that includes making you feel comfortable, getting to know you, and providing top-knotch adult dentistry. Sometimes the solution might be a routine teeth cleaning, other times we may discover issues and need to schedule a follow-up.

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What to Expect During the First Visit

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You should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your appointment to complete any paperwork and and meet our team. During your first visit, we gather all the information we need to develop a preventative program unique to you. We can discuss appropriate home care such as brushing, flossing, diet, and fluoride. We perform a thorough dental exam to check for issues and discuss your oral health. If infection is detected, we may take an x-ray and discuss possible options including periodontal treatments, root canal or wisdom teeth removal. We also offer consultations for restorative and cosmetic procedures including porcelain veneers, crowns and bridges, dentures, teeth whitening, and reshaping.

Our dentists are here to help you achieve your smile goals and provide you with a lifetime of good oral health. Your treatment plan is personalized to fit your your needs, health, lifestyle, and budget. Our Plantation pediatric dentist and Tamarac pediatric dentist teams go above and beyond to help younger patients not only relax but have fun. Our office is open to the whole family. Pediatric dentistry is one of our top and favorite specialties! If someone in your family is experiencing pain or injury that requires emergency dental care, call our after-hours number right away.

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General questions

Many of the general questions can be answered during the initial examination. In order give you the best feedback and answers to the more in depth questions; the dentists will carefully review all of your diagnostic records in depth. Superior results and the highest patient satisfaction will only be achieved after the most comprehensive review and planning. Once we have completed a corrective treatment plan, we will set up a consultation to discuss the plan, go over time frames for procedure as well as setting up financial arrangements for payment.

We take the time needed to make sure that every patient has a clear knowledge of what the treatment will consist of and how long the treatment will take. We will also take as much time as needed to answer any other questions you have. It is always important for us to make sure that our patients are fully informed of all aspects of any treatment or procedure. In addition to full-service dentistry, we are also a full-service Tamarac orthodontist and Plantation orthodontist office. Our orthodontic treatments include Invisalign, braces, early interception, and various appliances. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!

Your Child’s First Visit

Our office, as well as the The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Dental Association (ADA), and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), recommends a dental exam at the eruption of your child’s first baby teeth. The goal of the first visit is to determine your child’s primary provider and ongoing health plan, allowing us to deliver premium pediatric dental care in a more comprehensive, accessible, and family-friendly way.

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We invite you to stay with your child throughout every step. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your appointment to complete any necessary paperwork and give your child some time to adjust to the office. We will gather the necessary information to develop a preventative program unique to your child. We will discuss appropriate home care such as brushing, flossing, diet, and fluoride treatments. Dr. Mo and Dr. Steve will perform a thorough dental exam for each child, determine their dental caries risk, check for any tooth decay, examine their occlusion (bite), evaluate for any dental growth or developmental concerns, and discuss any oral habits such as the thumb-sucking or pacifier use.

Dr. Mo and Dr. Steve will recommend dental x-rays only if necessary. We will determine, during the first visit, if your child is ready for a dental cleaning and fluoride treatment. This typically depends on your child’s age and level of anxiety. For infants and toddlers we typically perform a “knee-to-knee” exam. For this exam, a child sits on your lap and leans back onto a soft pillow resting on the doctor’s knees to complete the examination. This allows parent participation for the exam and added comfort for your child. If Doctors Mo and Steve determine your child needs dental treatment, they will discuss all the options offered in our office and help you make the best choice for your child.

We invite you to stay with your child during the initial examination and each visit after. This gives you the opportunity to see our team in action and allows the doctors to discuss dental findings and treatment needs directly with you. Our purpose is to gain your child’s confidence along with your trust.

Don’t be discouraged if your child cries on the first visit. Crying is a normal reaction for some children when faced with a new situation. It is important to make them feel reassured and positive about their dental experience. The more positive we make the visit, the more they will want to come back! If you get home and realize there was something you forgot, don’t hesitate to call our office. We realize the first appointment can be overwhelming and want to answer all of your questions.

We strive to make every visit to our office a fun one!

Payment Options & Insurance

As part of our commitment to offer care to all in the community, we have partnered with most HMO and PPO care plans. We will most likely be in network.