Welcome To Kirkland Lake Dental Office
What to expect at your first visit
At Kirkland Lake Dental Office, our team is primed and ready to help you enjoy your dental visits. In the many years we have been a fixture in our wonderful community (since 1946!), we have found that one of the best ways to help people feel comfortable about visiting a Kirkland Lake dentist is to tell you what to expect when you visit for the first time.
Our front office team are the first people you meet when you visit. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early for your first appointment so we can ensure we know everything about you that we need to know to give you the best experience possible. This includes taking a complete medical history, learning your contact preferences, your dental history and whether you have special concerns. This helps our whole team understand if there is anything special we need to know about your health and how it may affect your dental care, as well as help us tailor your experiences to your personal needs and wishes. If you’d like a tour of our office at this time, please let us know.
Because we offer teeth cleaning at your first visit, you’ll also meet your dental hygienist. Our registered dental hygienists have a thorough understanding of all the things you could do to improve your oral health and will happily answer any questions you have about your oral health routines at home. Your first dental hygiene appointment may be a little longer while we develop a baseline for your gum and tooth health. This is so we can carefully monitor any changes over time and ensure we help you to stay healthy. Your hygienist will also recommend a regular cleaning schedule that supports your personal needs.
At your checkup you will meet the dentist and his dental assistant and have digital x-rays taken. The doctor will take the time to have a thorough conversation about your personal goals and desires for your oral health and smile, as well as discuss the many choices you will have for your care. Our goal is to personalize your experience, so you know that we are meeting your needs. Our dental assistants are here to help you stay comfortable throughout your visits while they assist the dentist with your treatments. They may take your digital x-rays as required, and if you have any questions will be happy to answer them for you.
At the end of your visit you will once again meet with our office team. Experts in dental insurance, they can answer any of your financial questions. And, if you have any final questions you didn’t ask the dentist, we can get you the answers you need. Our care and attention to your needs continues long after you’ve left the practice too. If you ever have any questions, just give us a call. As a local Kirkland Lake dentist, we’re happy to help.