As a new patient, you probably have some questions. Below, you’ll find information about what you can expect at your first visit and how you can pay for your dental work. We’ve made our forms available online to save you time at check-in. Just print and complete the forms, then bring them to your first visit. If you need additional information, don’t hesitate to ask!
New Patient Visit
New patient visits take about an hour. After reviewing your forms, our front office team will get you comfortably situated in a treatment room, where you’ll meet the dentist. In order to provide the highest level of care that we possibly can, the dentist will review your medical history, discuss your current concerns, and ask about your goals for your smile. If you suffer from dental anxiety, let us know. We’ll take that into account when planning your treatments.
At your comprehensive dental exam, the dentist will gently check your teeth for decay and assess the health of your gum tissue. You’ll receive an oral cancer screening, and we’ll take pictures inside your mouth with an intraoral camera about the size of a pen. In the absence of gum disease, you’ll receive a dental cleaning by our hygienist.
Following your exam and cleaning, the dentist will discuss the results and provide information about therapies for prevention or treatment of dental issues. Our team will answer all of your procedural, financial, and scheduling questions. We’ll plan a follow-up appointment, if necessary, to further discuss and evaluate your options.
New Patient Forms
We have made our new patient forms available to you as Adobe Acrobat files. For your convenience, we recommend printing and completing these forms at home.
Please remember to bring your completed forms with you for your first appointment. If you have any problem getting these files to print properly, please call our Bethesda dental office and we will gladly send or fax them to you.
Insurance and Payment Options
Payment to Art & Dentistry, LLC may be made with cash, check, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. If you wish to finance your dental work, CareCredit offers a wide range of payment plans, many with no or low interest. Get more information on the CareCredit website and complete an application online.
We accept many insurance plans and file claims as a courtesy to our patients.
Make Art & Dentistry, LLC your home for soothing, state-of-the-art care. Call our Bethesda, MD dental office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ellen Brodsky, Dr. Bryan Kitahara, Dr. James Johnson, or Dr. Ella Derminassian. Our family and cosmetic dentistry office provides Potomac, Rockville, Washington DC, and surrounding areas with comprehensive general, cosmetic, and sedation dentistry.