A visit to Harris Dental Arts is unlike a traditional dental experience. Caring, attentive staff and warm, pristine surroundings make for a spa-like environment. Your comfort is our priority at every office visit.
Before your first visit, download and complete the appropriate New Patient Intake Form(s) and HIPAA Form below.
If you are a patient being seen for a chronic pain condition such as headaches, migraines, TMJ, chronic tension or tinnitus, there are additional additional forms on the Patient Forms & Downloads Page you should complete. You may also complete these forms in our office – whatever is most convenient for you!
Unless you’re experiencing a dental emergency, all patients are seen by appointment. Regular checkup appointments typically take about an hour. If you’re unable to keep your appointment, please notify us immediately so we can reschedule at a time convenient for you. Call us at (610) 388-6789 or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reviewing Your Medical History
One of the most important aspects of your first office visit is reviewing your medical history. It’s essential to provide complete, up-to-date information, including the name of your primary care physician and the names, doses, and frequency of any medications you are taking (prescription or over-the-counter).
Inform us if you have recently been ill or you have experienced recent hospitalizations or surgeries, and keep us updated on any changes in your health or medications. This information will help us select the safest and most effective method of treatment for you.
Depending on your dental history, we may recommend x-rays at your first visit. X-rays allow us to get a better look at your entire mouth, and help diagnose problems that could otherwise go unnoticed, such as malformed roots or tooth decay.
Thorough Cleaning and Oral Exam
Regular checkups include a thorough cleaning, polishing and an oral exam. During the oral exam, Dr. Kim will check the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks and tongue. He will also examine your existing fillings and restorations. Constant pressure from chewing, grinding, or clenching can cause them to wear away, chip, or crack.
Note: A cleaning may not be completed on a visit for an emergency or if the patient requests we not perform the cleaning at the time of their visit.
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We encourage regular checkups for individuals ages three and up. Regular checkups are critical to:
Check for problems that you might not see or feel
Find early signs of decay
Treat oral health problems early, while they are still manageable