First Visit

The main goal of your first visit is for us to learn as much as we can about your mouth and about your lifestyle. A variety of lifestyle risk factors can affect your dental health, including stress, teeth grinding/clenching, genetics, smoking, diabetes and compliance to preventative care.

You may be surprised at how much time is spent with you during your first visit, performing a thorough periodontal and oral cancer examination, taking necessary x-rays and discussing your medical and dental history.

Please assist us at the time of your initial visit to the office by providing the following information:

  • Your referral slip and X-rays from your referring dentist
  • A list of medications you are currently taking
  • A completed patient registration and medical history form. Please download these forms and complete them prior to your first appointment.
  • If you have dental insurance, please bring any forms or insurance cards with you to the appointment

Please Note: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation appointment.

Please notify the office if you have a medical condition or concern prior to surgery (e.g. artificial heart valves or joints, heart murmurs requiring pre-medication, diabetes, or hypertension) or are on any blood thinning medicines including aspirin therapy.

If your referring dentist has taken X-rays, you may request that they be forwarded to us.

Scheduling
We will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible. If you have pain or an emergency situation, every attempt will be made to see you that day. For your convenience, Dr. Levine and Dr. Fava are available Monday through Friday by appointment, including various morning and evening hours.

  • Monday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 7:00 am – 1:30 pm
  • Thursday: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Friday:  7:00 am – 1:00 pm*
  • Saturday:  7:00 am – 1:00 pm*

*One to two Friday’s and Saturdays’s per month, by appointment only.

We make every effort to stay on schedule to minimize waiting at the time of your appointment. Sometimes emergency patients can cause delays to the schedule, and your understanding and patience are very much appreciated.