First Visit

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Thank you for choosing our office, where we have created a comfortable environment in which you can feel confident about the dental care you receive. During your first visit, our objective is to get to know you better, to become familiar with your past dental experiences and to establish a treatment plan that will best meet your dental needs. 

So that we have all the information we need for your first visit, please download the New Patient Forms and have them filled out prior to arriving at the office. When you arrive, we'll ask you to provide the following information:

  • Photo ID (Drivers License, Military ID or Passport)
  • Your Dental Insurance Card (if you have insurance): This will enable us to give you an estimate of your costs.

Your initial appointment will last approximately 90 minutes. Before Dr. Burks starts your exam, he will spend a few minutes talking with you about your past dental experiences and your goals and concerns.  He will then perform a thorough examination and take all the necessary x-rays.  These records will help him diagnose teeth decay, periodontal problems, jaw problems and any signs of oral cancer. After the examination, Dr. Burks will show you pictures of your teeth and provide a detailed summary that outlines any existing dental problems and proposed treatment.

We believe that good dental care begins with open communication, and we promise to speak candidly with you. Working together, we can achieve a true partnership with one common goal – keeping your teeth, gums and jaw joints healthy for a lifetime!