We understand that your first appointment in a new dentist’s office can be an anxiety-provoking experience. However, our dental care team is here to help you enjoy going to the dentist again. The dental practice of Dr. Nishan Halim is a comfortable and welcoming environment. We find that many patients are more relaxed when they know what to expect at their first dentist appointment.
We welcome you to call us if you have questions or concerns about an upcoming visit. Our office practices the highest standard of infection control and has safety protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Visit us to begin your journey to better dental health.
What To Expect At Your First Appointment
To start your visit, our front-desk staff members will greet you with a smile. When you check in with the front-desk, our team will ensure we have all the essential patient forms and documentation. If this is your first appointment, we recommend bringing the following documents if you have them:
- 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, we will call you 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 gum line 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 meet 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 make sure to fully inform you on treatment plans that will address these concerns accordingly. Feel free to ask any questions you have at any point. Dr. Nishan Halim and our entire staff are happy to answer your questions. We will equip you with the information you need to make informed decisions about the long-term wellness of your mouth.
After meeting with Dr. Nishan Halim, you will visit our front-desk staff again to verify your payment information and schedule your next visit.
Schedule An Appointment
Going to the dentist is easier than ever when you are visiting our Washington, DC dental office. To achieve your best smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Nishan Halim online today. We look forward to seeing you soon!