Your first dental appointment with Steven Schneider, DDS in San Diego, CA includes a comprehensive dental exam, including x-rays to evaluate your need for dental treatment. At our dental office, the doctor and staff are committed to providing each patient with positive, effective dental care. To help your visit go smoothly, we have compiled a list of important items to bring with you for your first appointment, as well as a description of what to expect during your visit.

What to Expect

Your first visit will include a full dental examination, during which we will evaluate your oral health including an oral cancer screening, TMJ exams, and airway analysis. If you do not have x-rays that are up to date, we will also take a set of x-rays so that we can properly diagnose any issues that cannot be seen by the naked eye. X-rays are useful for noting the condition of the jaw, sinuses, teeth and tissue below the gum line. These images are crucial for providing comprehensive dental care that effectively addresses your unique needs.

Once your examination is complete Dr. Schneider can prescribe dental services or treatments. Some patients receive a standard cleaning to thoroughly cleanse all surfaces of the teeth of plaque and other build up. Other patients may require a more intensive treatment to address cavities, tooth pain, gum disease or other dental problems.

What to Bring
We gather important information from you during your first visit that will help us best serve your needs. To ensure that we are able to provide the best care possible, please bring the following items with you to your appointment:
  • Medical History Forms and Information
  • If You Have Insurance, Bring You Dental Insurance Information Including Your Insurance Card, Social Security Number and Valid Form of Identification
  • Any X-Rays
  • Method of Payment for You Visit
  • A List of Questions or Concerns That You Might Have Regarding Your Treatment

We also have made our new patient form available online for your convenience to shorten your waiting time. Please print out the form, fill it out in its entirety and bring it with you on the day of your visit.

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Call us to learn more about our oral care procedures and treatments. Feel free to talk to our staff about our cosmetic bonding procedure. We will be happy to help.