We understand that your first appointment in a new dentist’s office can be an anxiety-provoking experience. However, at the dental practice of Dr. Nishan Halim, our dental care team is here to help you enjoy going to the dentist again. Our office is a comfortable and welcoming environment for patients regardless of what stage you are in within your dental health journey. We find that many patients are more relaxed when they know what to expect at their first dentist appointment.
We welcome you to call if you have questions or concerns about an upcoming visit. Our office practices the highest standard of infection control and has augmented our patient safety protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
What To Expect At Your First Appointment
To start your visit, you will be greeted with a smile by one of our front-desk staff members. When you check in with the front-desk, our team members will ensure we have all the essential patient forms and documentation needed. If this is your first appointment, we recommend bringing in the following documentation if you have it:
- Dental Insurance Cards
- New Patient Forms
- Photo ID
- Dental & Medical records, if applicable.
- Your preferred payment method
By having the right documentation on hand, you can help ensure your first appointment is as smooth as possible.
Following check-in, you will be called back to our exam rooms. In the exam rooms, our dental care team will begin to assess the health of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. We will check your gumline for any early signs and symptoms of gum disease progression. One of our team members will clean your dental structures, getting rid of any plaque or tartar buildup.
Once the dental cleaning and initial exam are complete, you will be introduced to Dr. Nishan Halim. He will take the time to get to know you, your dental history, and any concerns you have about your smile. Then, he will examine your smile and take note of any underlying dental concerns noticed during your appointment. Before you leave, he will ensure you are fully informed on treatment plans that will address these concerns accordingly. Feel free to ask any questions you may have at any point. Dr. Nishan Halim and our entire staff are happy to answer your questions and provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions on the long-term wellness of your smile.
When you complete your meeting with Dr. Nishan Halim, you can visit our front-desk staff again to verify your payment information and schedule your next appointment.
Schedule An Appointment
Going to the dentist is easier than ever when you are visiting our Washington, DC dentist office. If you are ready to get started on achieving your best smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Nishan Halim online today. We look forward to seeing you soon.