What will happen on your first visit?

During your first visit to Derby City Dental Specialists, you will need to provide complete information on your health, including:

  • If you’ve been hospitalized or had surgery recently
  • Any recent illnesses
  • Any medication you are taking, the dosage and frequency
  • The name of your physician and dentist.

Please notify our periodontal practice if you have a medical condition or concern prior to surgery (e.g. artificial heart valves or joints, heart murmurs requiring pre-medication, severe diabetes, or hypertension).

You will also need to bring your card or documentation for any health coverage that you have.

In order to save you time, you can fill out your medical History registration form before you come to the office. This is a HIPAA-compliant registration form.

If you have a referral form from your dentist, please bring it with you.

Please Note: All patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation appointment.

Dr. Clagett will complete a comprehensive periodontal exam when you come for your first visit. This will usually include an oral exam, digital x-rays, complete periodontal exam.

The dental x-rays allow Dr. Clagett to view the structure of your jaw, the health of your teeth and roots, the alignment of your teeth, and tooth decay. The x-rays and periodontal exam allow Dr. Ryan to understand the health of your gums and, if applicable, whether you could be a candidate for dental implants.

We will complete an in-depth medical and dental health history and a thorough examination to measure for bone loss, loose teeth, bite, oral cancer screening, TMJ, and other signs of periodontal disease.

The information collected and the discovery from the exam will enable Dr. Clagett to recommend the treatment options for you.

Dr. Clagett will take the time to ensure you understand He will explain to you your situation and what your options are. It’s very important to Dr. Clagett that you understand your options so that you can make the optimal decision for you.

It’s essential for you to know that it doesn’t matter what condition your teeth or gums or anything regarding your smile is. We aren’t here to judge you. Our periodontist and his staff are here to help you get your smile back.


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