First Time Patients at Our Henrico Dental Office 

Thank you for choosing Short Pump Dental, your premier choice when you’re looking for Henrico family dentistry. We don’t only believe in offering high-quality, comprehensive dental care, but we also believe in providing a friendly atmosphere to make sure that all our patients feel comfortable in our Henrico office. We understand that many patients may feel nervous about coming to a dentist for the first time, so we strive to do all we can to guarantee that you receive a stress-free and relaxing experience. We want to make sure that your first visit isn’t your last!

What to Expect at Your First Visit

When you come in for your first visit, we ask you to assist us by bringing in a few pieces of information. These include any panoramic X-rays taken in the last six months and your dental insurance card, if you happen to have dental insurance. Also, please be prepared to complete insurance and health information forms when you arrive here for your initial visit.

What to Expect for Your First Visit

During this visit, our goal is to get to know you better, become familiar with your past dental experiences, and establish a treatment plan that will give you the best results. This initial examination with us will last about one hour. The doctor will provide a thorough exam and typically clean your teeth as well. Generally, X-rays will be taken, allowing us to examine your mouth for tooth decay, jaw problems, periodontal problems, and any possible signs of oral cancer. These records we take will help your doctor outline any existing dental problems and proposed treatment.

Your initial exam will last approximately one hour. Your doctor will perform a thorough exam. In most cases, we will also clean your teeth. Generally, X-rays will be taken, allowing your doctor to examine your mouth for teeth decay, periodontal problems, jaw problems and any signs of oral cancer. These diagnostic records will help your doctor provide an evaluation outlining any existing dental problems and proposed treatment. We encourage you to ask questions. We’ll be glad to discuss any concerns you may have.

We Believe in Open Communication

At Short Pump Dental, we believe that great dental care begins with open communication. That’s why we always encourage all of our patients to ask questions. We’re glad to discuss any concerns and we promise to speak openly and honestly about your diagnosis, symptoms, and potential treatments. By working together, we can keep your smile beautiful for a lifetime!
Contact Your Henrico Family Dentist Today!

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. We’re more than happy to answer any of your questions or concerns. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with us, we encourage you to give us a call at (804) 747-0116 or fill out our online appointment request form. We hope to hear from you soon and help give you an even more beautiful smile!