New Patient Exam

Start your journey to a healthy smile with our comprehensive new patient exam

Welcome to our office, where we take great pleasure in meeting new patients. Our team of dental professionals are committed to looking after your dental health and wellness, as well as that of your entire family. Our skilled dentist offers a comprehensive new patient exam and consultation to evaluate your oral health and develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs. To familiarize yourself with what to anticipate during your initial visit, please refer to this page for all the essential information you require. For additional details, please contact us at 559-494-4988.

Digital X-Rays

Every new patient appt will start with a full set of x-rays. Many problems, such as those involving the teeth and jawbone, are not visible to the naked eye. Digital x-rays are an important tool in providing a more detailed and precise view of what is happening inside your mouth and below the teeth and gums. They allow dentists to check for decay and infection. Digital x-rays are crucial in detecting and diagnosing dental issues early, leading to better treatment outcomes and improved oral health.

In addition to revealing any problems that were not visible during the clinical exam these initial digital x-rays will also provide your dentist with a benchmark with which to compare against during your future visits.

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What to Bring To Your First Appointment

      • Driver’s license
      • Dental insurance card, if you have one
      • New Patient Forms
      • List of medications you’re taking
      • Any questions or concerns

The dental exam: What to expect

After your dental assistant has taken your x-rays, Dr. Smith will come in to meet you a preform a new patient comprehensive exam. A new patient exam lets our dentist essentially take inventory of the overall health of your mouth and teeth and diagnose any potential problems you may have.

  • During the exam we will visually check your face and neck, looking for any abnormalities, such as lumps, bumps or swelling.
  • Checking inside your mouth is next on the agenda. During this part of the check up our dentist will be looking for any abnormalities in the soft tissue, such as discolorations or ulcers on your lips, gums, tongue, palate and cheeks. We will also perform an oral cancer screening and will check your bite and your jaw joint for any problems.
  • Next we’ll will check your gums and jawbone, as they are the foundation for your teeth. We will check them for any signs of gingivitis, gum disease and bone disease.
  • Checking your teeth comes next. We will be checking them for cavities and other problems. Finally, we will be sure to look specifically at any areas where you may have symptoms or concerns.


Are you accepting new patients? I am looking for a dentist near me in Fresno.

Yes.  If you live in Fresno or the surrounding area, we are accepting new patients.  Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.