Choosing a New Dentist
Whether you changed jobs and got new dental insurance or you moved to a new city or state, choosing a new dentist can be an overwhelming process. At Reservoir Dental Group, we do our best to ensure all our new patients feel welcome and at home at our Brandon, Mississippi, office. If you're in the process of selecting a new dentist, here's what you need to know when you visit our practice:
It can be easy to forget when you scheduled a dental appointment but now we will remind you with a "Smile Reminder" via email or text message, and even provide driving directions if it's your initial visit. Just click on the link below to let us know how you'd like to be contacted. We'll do the rest!
Release of Records Consent
Download the release of records consent form.
When you first call our office, we'll schedule an initial consultation between you and our dentist. This informal meeting gives you the opportunity to ask about our dentist's education, experience and the services provided. It also gives our dentist the chance to learn more about you and your oral health needs. If this meeting goes well and you'd like to become a patient at Reservoir Dental Group, our staff will schedule your new patient appointment, which involves a thorough dental exam, cleaning and x-rays. Prior to this appointment, we ask that you take the time to complete our new patient forms. This paperwork simply asks for basic contact information as well as details about your dental history. You can download the forms at the following link and complete it at home, or arrive at least 20 minutes early on the day of your appointment to fill them out in our office.
New Patient Appointment
At your new patient appointment, our dentist will first review your paperwork, paying close attention to your medical and dental history. After a thorough review of this information, our dentist will proceed with the dental exam. Our dentist will carefully examine your teeth, gums and other oral tissues, looking for signs of tooth decay, gum disease and other oral health complications. Then, our dentist will begin the process of cleaning your teeth to eliminate plaque and tartar. Once your teeth are clean, we'll take x-rays of your teeth and jaw, which our dentist will review for signs of other problems like deep decay, damage and bone loss.
After your exam, cleaning and x-rays are completed, our dentist will discuss any results with you. If a problem like tooth decay was uncovered, our dentist will provide you with treatment options to address the issue and restore your oral health. Our dentist will make treatment recommendations based on the severity of the issue, your oral and overall health and your budget. Our staff will review any treatment costs with you, potential insurance coverage and develop a payment plan if necessary so you can get hte dental care you need. If no problems were found, our dentist will simply recommend returning to our office again in six months for another cleaning and exam. These appointments are essential to maintaining good oral health.
If you're looking for a new dentist in Brandon, Mississippi, call us at 601-992-1371 and we'll set up an initial consultation so you can see why our patients love Reservoir Dental Group.