First Visit

From your very first visit to Saybrook Family Dental Care, you can expect to be treated like a member of our family. We know that visiting the dentist makes some people uneasy. Our goal is to make sure you and your family have the best possible experience every time you walk through the doors of our office.

What to Expect

We take a proactive approach to preventative dental care – because a beautiful smile starts with healthy teeth and gums.

Your first visit will involve a new patient exam and consultation. Most patients will have a dental cleaning, followed by a visit with the dentist. Your dentist will also spend time talking with you to understand your dental concerns and goals. Along with our diagnostic findings, we will help you identify the source of dental problems and help you design a treatment plan that will deliver long-lasting, natural-looking, comfortable results. 

Our dental examinations typically include:

  • Periodontal screening for gum disease
  • Oral cancer screening
  • TMJ and bite analysis
  • Dental x-rays
  • Professional dental cleaning

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:

  • Any x-rays taken by a previous dentist, if applicable.
  • A list of medications you are presently taking.
  • If you have dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.

Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to treatment (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).


If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional x-rays are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.