First Visit

Our goal is to understand the unique situation of each patient; to present and weigh up options and to provide treatment which will give a long-lasting esthetic result. The first visit consists of two consultations: the Initial Consultation and the Treatment Plan Presentation.

The Initial Consultation consists of a one-on-one conversation with Dr. Bishop or Dr. Abey discussing the patient’s goals and specific needs. A comprehensive examination including a cancer screening of the head and neck will be performed. Radiographs will be taken and study casts will be included as necessary.

Dr. Abey or Dr. Bishop will carefully evaluate her findings and present her recommendations during the second consultation or Treatment Plan Presentation.

The Treatment Plan Presentation will consist of a customized treatment plan detailing definitive diagnosis, treatment plan, treatment options (when applicable), and firm fees.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your Initial Consultation:

  • Completed Patient Information Form.
  • A list of medications you are presently taking
  • Current X-rays, if available
  • Dental insurance information

Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to your initial consultation (i.e.artificial heart valves, a history of bacterial endocarditis, congenital cardiac malformations, joint replacements, etc.). These conditions may require you to premedicate with antibiotics before we can examine your mouth.