Front desk at Dr. Guyot's office
When you call to set up your first appointment, Kristie will ask you for some initial information and set up a time, that is convenient, for your first visit. We allow two hours for your first visit to our office. One hour is dedicated to a comprehensive exam with Dr. Guyot and one hour will be with one of our hygienists, Judy or Christina. Kristie will mail an information packet that will include all of our new patient/registration forms. We kindly ask that you have these forms filled out prior to arriving for your first visit. This saves a lot of time and because your time is of utmost importance to us, having your patient forms filled out prior to your arrival, ensures your first visit to start on time. On your arrival at Dr. Guyot’s office, you will be greeted by our friendly dental team and offered refreshments. The warm and cheerful environment will instantly put you at ease.
Any questions or concerns that you may have will be addressed at this time. At the same time, it is very important to determine if you have any fears or anxiety about coming to the dentist, what may be the cause for it, and how severe it is. Accordingly, the treatment plan will factor in your fears or anxiety level and any other concerns you have.
A full mouth set of x-rays will be taken at your first visit, unless there is a current full set available. A sterile oral cancer screening, periodontal charting, and an initial cleaning will also be performed at this time.
Finally, a treatment plan will be put in place and you will be informed about the different options available, any risks and benefits of each and the costs. We will also do our best to understand what your insurance may be covering, and what it may not. That will give you an estimate of the treatment costs and the treatment plan can be finalized accordingly.
There are headphones and ipods available to provide soothing music and drown out any sounds that may distract you. We have a clear policy to stop at any time that you may be feeling any kind of discomfort during the treatment. We feel very strongly about using proper anesthesia techniques to control any discomfort that you may feel. We also offer nitrous oxide sedation for patients with very high levels of anxiety, and can prescribe medicines to help reduce anxiety.