First Visit

Your La Mesa, CA Dentists

At Hill & Schneidmiller, DDS, we workcosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, or early dental care, we’ll help you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve.

dr in exam roomWhat to Expect at Your First Visit

Your first visit to our office will mostly be about getting to know one another. It’ll be an opportunity for us to get to know you personally, to learn about your past dental history and experiences, and to establish an effective treatment plan to keep your smile healthy, functional, and attractive.

We’ll also use the first visit to get necessary paperwork taken care of, so be prepared to complete a number of insurance and health information forms. You can expedite this process by filling out most of the patient forms online, then providing us the following information at your appointment:

  • Any panoramic or other X-ray taken within the past six months
  • If you have dental insurance, please bring your insurance card- this will enable us to give you an estimate of what costs you’ll be responsible for.

Your first appointment with us will last around an hour. In addition to getting to know you, we’ll use this time to perform a thorough 5 point dental examination and evaluate diagnostic records, take any necessary x-rays, diagnose any tooth decay, signs of cancer, or periodontal and jaw problems. After completing the examination, your dentist will give you a detailed summary that will fully outline any existing dental problems and how we plan to treat them. We’ll also give you instructions on maintaining proper oral hygiene and suggestions to help you care for your teeth. The doctors will recommend the cleaning procedure that is best for you and if time permits, complete this as well.

We are committed to providing excellent dental care, and we believe open communication is a critical part of that. We promise to always speak candidly with you in terms you can understand, and we’re confidant that working together, we’ll achieve our common goal: keeping your teeth, gums, and jaw joints in excellent health!

Contact Your San Diego Cosmetic Dentists

Have any other questions about your first visit or your dental health in general? We’re always happy to help! Feel free to reach out to us at our contact page or use our easy online form to schedule your next appointment at our La Mesa, CA office. We can’t wait to hear from you, and we look forward to seeing you at your first appointment!