Things to Know
Here are some common questions you may have before your first visit.

Q. What will my first visit be like?
A. Upon your arrival, you will be promptly greeted and asked to fill out paperwork (or feel free to download the forms here and bring them with you). We pride ourselves on timeliness and within a few minutes of arrival, you will be introduced to one of our caring staff members who will take you back to an exam room.

In the exam room, we will discuss your dental care history and hygiene practices. If you have not had a set of x-rays taken in the past year, we will take a full set and may also take some photos of your teeth with our specialized digital camera.

After Dr. Welch reviews your x-rays, he will conduct an examination of your teeth and gums. Findings will be discussed and recommendations for a comprehensive treatment plan will be made. We will then schedule a second visit for a cleaning and any initial work that may need to be completed.


Q. The dentist makes me nervous, how can you help?
A. We know that coming to the dentist can sometimes be uncomfortable for people, so we do all we can to make you comfortable. We strive to get to know you as a person by doing our best to understand what makes you uncomfortable and alleviate those issues.

If you are interested, we are happy to explain procedures to you in detail and give you the opportunity to view a video demonstrating how certain procedures are conducted.


Q. Can I bring my own music?
A. Music can be soothing and may help you feel calmer. Feel free to bring your own personal MP3 player to listen to while we work. We will also be happy to loan you a player in our offices.


Q. What forms of payment do your offices accept?
A. Payment is required as services are rendered, and we are happy to provide you with an estimate for your recommended treatment plan.

Our office accepts cash, personal checks, Visa and MasterCard as forms of payment.

Our office will file claims with your insurance company. You are responsible for your co-payment and deductible, as well as any expenses that are not covered by your insurance company.


Because your smile is important to us, we offer CareCredit, a healthcare credit card specifically designed to pay for treatments and procedures not covered by insurance. We offer 6 month and 12 month plans.
Click here to apply online.