Appointment Policy

Appointment Policy

Appointment Policy

How are appointments scheduled?

The office attempts to schedule appointments at your convenience and when time is available.  Preschool children should be seen in the morning because they are fresher and we can work more slowly with the child for their comfort.  School children with a lot of work to be done should be seen in the morning for the same reason.  Dental appointments are an excused absence.  Missing school or work can be kept to a minimum when regular dental care is continued.

Since appointed times are reserved exclusively for each patient we ask that you please notify our office 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment time if you are unable to keep your appointment. Another patient who needs our care could be scheduled if we have sufficient time to notify them. We realize that unexpected things can happen, but we ask for your assistance in this regard.

We strive to see all patients on time for their scheduled appointment. There are times when our schedule is delayed in order complete a difficult procedure or an emergency. Please accept our apology in advance should this occur during your appointment. We will do the exact same if you are in need of emergency treatment.

Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment.

This will allow time to complete any additional paperwork and we can see you on time.

If you arrive 10-15 minutes LATE for your appointment, you may be asked to reschedule for the next available appointment time.

Broken or missed appointments affect many people. If two (2) broken/missed appointments occur or two (2) cancellations without 24-hour notice, our office reserves the right to not schedule any subsequent appointments.

A parent or legal guardian (with official documentation) of a minor child must be present during the initial examination and any restorative appointments.

If at any time you have questions, please feel free to ask our staff or call our office. We are here to help in any way we can. We appreciate you entrusting your dental health to us.