New Patients

Finding a new dental office can be a challenge. You can trust that Smiles at Goose Creek in Goose Creek, South Carolina, can satisfy all your dental needs. We want to nurture smiles of all ages and are happy to see pediatric patients, including happy visits, starting as soon as 6 months.  Our team will not only see to all your dental health needs, we will help educate you on maintaining good oral health practices so that you can enjoy your smile for a lifetime.

Below is an overview of what to expect on your first visit with our dentist:

Smile Reminders

It can be easy to forget when you scheduled a dental appointment but now we will remind you with a "Smile Reminder" via email or text message, and even provide driving directions if it's your initial visit. Just click on the link below to let us know how you'd like to be contacted. We'll do the rest!

Smile Reminder Consent Form

Download the release of records consent form.

Records Release Form

Initial Consultation 

During your initial consultation at our dental office, our dentist will thoroughly discuss the various treatments we offer, including those that may benefit you and address any oral heath concerns you have. Our dentist will answer any questions you may have about our office, services and your oral health. 

New Patient Paperwork 

After the initial consultation, our team will schedule a formal first appointment so you can receive a thorough exam and teeth cleaning. Prior to this appointment, you'll need to complete our new patient paperwork. We ask that you arrive at least 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment time or click the following link to download the forms and complete them at home: New Patient Form

These forms provide our dentist essential information about you and your dental history, including your name, address and age, as well as prior dental procedures, your medical history and any present oral health concerns. 

Comprehensive Examination

Our dentist will carefully review the information you provide in your new patient paperwork to get a full understanding of your oral and overall health. Then our dentist will conduct a comprehensive examination of your teeth, gums and mouth before performing a thorough teeth cleaning. 

X-Rays

When your exam and cleaning are complete, we'll take x-rays to view your teeth and bone structure, looking for cavities and other abnormalities not visible during the physical examination. Our office uses digital x-rays as they are more efficient and safer for our patients.

Post-exam Conversation

After your exam, cleaning and x-rays are complete, our dentist will discuss the findings with you. If any problems, such as decay or gum disease, were found, our dentist will discuss treatment options with you and give you recommendations based on your health and budget. If additional procedures are recommended, our office will provide you with a full breakdown of the cost of these procedures so you can plan accordingly.

Follow-up Appointments

If our dentist gave you a clean bill of oral health, we recommend scheduling your next bi-annual cleaning and exam. When additional procedures are recommended, we will schedule those for you as soon as possible after this first appointment so you can improve your oral health as soon as possible.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is happy to answer any questions you may have or to schedule your first appointment. Call our Goose Creek, South Carolina, office at 843-285-5950 today to schedule an appointment.