At Palatine Complete Dental, we love welcoming new patients of all ages to our warm and welcoming dental office. We understand that a visit to a new dentist can seem a little stressful, but don’t worry! We have been a part of the Palatine, IL community for over 30 years, and the moment you say hello, you cease being a stranger and become part of our extended dental family.
Scheduling Your First Appointment
When you are ready to schedule your first appointment, call us at (847) 359-7520, and we’ll be happy to help you. You can also reach us by using our convenient online contact form and requesting an appointment.
Forms and Information We Need
Before we can treat you, we need to gather some information to establish you as a new patient with us. Your dental and medical history are required, and we also need a complete listing of any prescription medications you currently take.
You can visit our forms page to download, print, and fill out the information you need beforehand and bring it with you. Or, you’re welcome to arrive at our office 15 minutes before your appointment time and complete them in our comfortable reception area.
Please also bring your insurance card or any credit cards you plan to use for payment.
What Happens during Your First Visit
Typically, your first appointment will be with one of our dental hygienists, unless you have a specific concern you’d like to speak to Dr. Unti about.
Our hygienist will spend a few minutes chatting with you and ask you about any current oral health concerns that you would like us to address. If you don’t have recent x-rays, we will take new ones so that we have a complete and updated picture of your oral health.
We will carefully note the condition of each tooth and check for signs of tooth decay and gum disease that need our attention. In many cases, we can also complete a teeth cleaning during this appointment; the exception is if we find gum disease that requires a separate, longer appointment to treat.
If we find issues that we need to address, we’ll work with you to develop a step-by-step treatment plan to restore your smile to optimal oral health.
Before You Leave Our Office
Before you leave our Palatine dental office, we will explain how your dental insurance applies and describe the financing options we offer. We will also help you schedule future appointments as needed.