First Visit Expectations

If you’re like most patients, you appreciate being informed before arriving at the dentist. 

Below is an overview of what you can expect during your first visit to John D Miller, DMD, PC, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.

Let’s get to know each other

Your first visit is not only about our team getting to know you, but also about you getting to know our team. In the time we spend together, we encourage you to ask questions, express your concerns, and share with us anything you want us to know to help make your care as individual as you are.

Part of getting to know you and providing safe, personalized support involves reviewing your medical history. Certain medical conditions and medications and can influence your treatment protocols – so you will be asked to provide a list of your medications and their dosages (including vitamins and supplements). 

A full-mouth series of x-rays and a comprehensive oral exam of your teeth, gums, mouth, and jaw will be performed, including a non-invasive oral cancer screening and a complete occlusal (bite) analysis.  

We bring new patients in for a visit with the doctor first and conduct a full diagnostic workup before you make an appointment with your hygienist. This way, we know your complete oral health picture and can schedule the appropriate amount of time for your cleaning. 

You’re in great hands

And if you haven’t been to a dentist in a long while, please don’t worry. You’ve made an important decision – no need to feel guilty!

Once your entire exam is completed, Dr. Miller will talk with you about his findings. Together you can create a healthy, effective treatment plan that best meets your dental and personal requirements. We can prioritize and stagger your treatments to give you the smile you need in a timeframe you can afford.

Finally, we want you to know we will go above and beyond to make you feel relaxed and safe. Not only is your physical comfort important to us, but your emotional comfort is as well. So, come in, recline and unwind – you’re in great hands.


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