First Visit

Thank you for choosing our office for all your dental needs. We have created a comfortable environment where you can feel confident in the level of dental care you receive.

What to Expect at Your First Visit

During your first visit, our objective is to get to know you better, to become familiar with your past dental experiences and to establish a treatment plan that will best meet your current desires. If possible, before your first visit, please go to our "Patient Information" tab and then select "Patient Forms" and fill out your information.  There is no need to print it, just submit the form at the end and we will receive it.

Also, please assist us by providing the following information:

  • Any panoramic X-ray taken within the past six months.
  • If you have dental insurance, please bring your insurance card. 

Comprehensive Exam

Your initial exam will be tailored to your needs and desires. Generally, X-rays will be taken, allowing Dr. Burdick to examine your mouth for teeth decay, periodontal problems, jaw problems and any signs of oral cancer. These diagnostic records will help Dr. Burdick 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 realize that selecting a new dentist and dental health team can be challenging, which can cause you to feel a bit uncertain. We would like to welcome you to our practice and share our beliefs about what we offer.

Our goal is to help each patient obtain the highest quality, personalized dental care to enhance their overall health and quality of life.

The three levels of care patients typically choose include:

Level 1 – Reactive Care

Patients at this level are generally only interested in solving more urgent problems and not in a comprehensive exam or long term planning.  In addition they typically want the treatment performed to be as inexpensively and efficiently as possible.

Level 2 – Proactive Care

Patients who choose this level of care generally want a thorough examination and want to be involved in the prevention of present and future dental problems.  Typically, however, they choose repair solutions that are not long term in nature.

Level 3 – Regenerative Care

Patients at this level have a high value for their dental health and appearance.  They desire a complete dental examination and have a desire to be informed of all findings and the potential consequences of each problem.  Ultimately they want to be involved in creating a long term master plan for their dental health which includes choosing the longest lasting solutions to their problems.

Open Communication

We believe that good dental care begins with open communication. We promise to speak candidly with you about our diagnosis and recommendations, any alternative treatments, and any symptoms present that may require treatment from a specialist. Working together, we can achieve a true partnership, with one common goal – keeping your smile beautiful and your teeth, gums and jaw joints healthy!