Dothan Smiles in Dothan Is Currently Accepting New Patients!

What Can I Expect At My New Patient Appointment

Starting a new dentist can be a stressful process, especially if it’s been awhile since your last appointment. Whether you are seeing a dentist for the first time in years, seeking better care than your previous provider, a 2nd opinion on a service, or relocating to Dothan, we are excited to meet you! Our highly-trained, compassionate, non-judgemental team at Dothan Smiles is ready to walk you through the process and help you be as comfortable as possible.

Get Started With Your First Appointment

If you are in the Dothan area and are experiencing tooth pain or another immediate dental need, click here for information about our emergency appointments.

What Is A New Patient Appointment

Before you can receive any kind of treatment, such as a deep cleaning, fillings for cavities, or a consultation for a more advanced service such as dentures or implants, our team here at Dothan Smiles in Dothan will perform a new patient appointment - including an exam with X Rays to get the full landscape of your current oral health, consultation with one of Dothan’s top doctors, and a dental cleaning. 

When Should I Make a New Patient Appointment?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that patients visit the dentist every six months for a routine cleaning and exam. However, you may require more frequent visits depending on your oral health, so don’t delay and make an appointment now.

Even if you have seen a dentist within the last six months, you may have concerns over gum health, tooth pain, or needed repairs to procedures like dentures and fillings. If so, come see us at Dothan Smiles in Dothan so we can help you restore your oral health.

It is also time to make an appointment if you are ready to learn about enhancing your smile through services such as teeth whitening, or implants.

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Preparing Ahead of Time

New Patient Paperwork

To ensure our team here at Dothan Smiles in Dothan is ready for your visit, you can prepare for your new patient appointment in the following ways. Don’t have time now? No problem, just arrive 15-30 minutes before your appointment time.

Speed up your check-in process by filling out your first visit paperwork from the comfort of your home.

Locate Your Insurance Information

Dothan Smiles can confirm eligibility of your insurance with our Dothan location. While some of our services, such as a new patient appointment, have set or promotional pricing, front desk employees can not guarantee prices for services, as they will vary based on your specific treatment plan and insurance.

If you don’t have insurance, still come and see us - payment plans may be available.

X-Rays/Treatment Info from Previous Dentist

Our expert team can provide second opinions on any previous consultations, or help continue a treatment plan you may have paused. If applicable, you can call your previous dentist to have them send over your X-rays to our office before your appointment.

Medical History

Medical history is important to our office because oral health and overall health are closely connected. Please let Dothan Smiles know if you have any medical conditions that may impact your treatment plan such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or artificial heart valves & joints.

If you are unsure about your complete medical history or do not have access to it, rest assured that our experienced dental professionals will still provide you with the best possible treatment. Our team is trained in the proper assessments and imaging to empower our doctors to give you quality care.

Comprehensive list of medications - examples include heart medications, aspirin, antihistamines, and decongestants. This information is useful to our team because these medicines can affect your saliva, gum health, cause dry mouth or ulcers, and more. 

Prepare a list of questions - One of our top Dothan doctors will be happy to review and answer any concerns you might have about the state of your teeth, and if there are any current issues you’d like addressed - such as tooth or gum pain, bad breath, or stained/yellow teeth.  

Please note: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under the age of 18.

Don’t be afraid to call us with any questions you might have before your new patient appointment, or if you need directions in the Dothan area.

New Patient Paperwork

To ensure our team here at Dothan Smiles in Dothan is ready for your visit, you can prepare for your new patient appointment in the following ways. Don’t have time now? No problem, just arrive 15-30 minutes before your appointment time.

Speed up your check-in process by filling out your first visit paperwork from the comfort of your home.

Locate Your Insurance Information

Dothan Smiles can confirm eligibility of your insurance with our Dothan location. While some of our services, such as a new patient appointment, have set or promotional pricing, front desk employees can not guarantee prices for services, as they will vary based on your specific treatment plan and insurance.

If you don’t have insurance, still come and see us - payment plans may be available.

X-Rays/Treatment Info from Previous Dentist

Our expert team can provide second opinions on any previous consultations, or help continue a treatment plan you may have paused. If applicable, you can call your previous dentist to have them send over your X-rays to our office before your appointment.

Medical History

Medical history is important to our office because oral health and overall health are closely connected. Please let Dothan Smiles know if you have any medical conditions that may impact your treatment plan such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or artificial heart valves & joints.

If you are unsure about your complete medical history or do not have access to it, rest assured that our experienced dental professionals will still provide you with the best possible treatment. Our team is trained in the proper assessments and imaging to empower our doctors to give you quality care.

Comprehensive list of medications - examples include heart medications, aspirin, antihistamines, and decongestants. This information is useful to our team because these medicines can affect your saliva, gum health, cause dry mouth or ulcers, and more. 

Prepare a list of questions - One of our top Dothan doctors will be happy to review and answer any concerns you might have about the state of your teeth, and if there are any current issues you’d like addressed - such as tooth or gum pain, bad breath, or stained/yellow teeth.  

Please note: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under the age of 18.

Don’t be afraid to call us with any questions you might have before your new patient appointment, or if you need directions in the Dothan area.

What To Expect At An Dothan Smiles First Patient Appointment

Greeted by the Front Desk

A friendly team member at the Dothan Smiles front desk will request your government ID and insurance card, if applicable. If you don’t have insurance, don’t worry! Payment plans may be available.

Your total appointment time will vary, but is usually between 60-90 minutes. Before exiting our office, we will help schedule follow-up appointments or relevant consultations based on recommendations from our doctors. Sometimes treatments can be done the same day, depending on office availability.

X-Rays

One of our expert associates will get comprehensive imagery of your teeth and gums to get a full picture of your current oral health. This includes screenings for gum disease/decay, and any signs of oral cancer.

Meet with Doctor

One of Dothan's first rate doctors here at Dothan Smiles will go over your X-rays with you, answer any questions you might have, and if applicable, help create a personalized treatment plan for further services. You will be empowered to make an informed decision about your smile.

Cleaning

A skilled Dothan hygienist will give you a professional cleaning, gently scraping away plaque and tartar that may have built up on your teeth over time. It is important to address this build-up sooner rather than later to avoid developing gum disease.

They will also provide guidance on proper at home oral care including correct methods for using your toothbrush and useful demonstrations on flossing. At Dothan Smiles, our dental hygienists are trained to make your cleaning safe and effective.

Greeted by the Front Desk

A friendly team member at the Dothan Smiles front desk will request your government ID and insurance card, if applicable. If you don’t have insurance, don’t worry! Payment plans may be available.

Your total appointment time will vary, but is usually between 60-90 minutes. Before exiting our office, we will help schedule follow-up appointments or relevant consultations based on recommendations from our doctors. Sometimes treatments can be done the same day, depending on office availability.

X-Rays

One of our expert associates will get comprehensive imagery of your teeth and gums to get a full picture of your current oral health. This includes screenings for gum disease/decay, and any signs of oral cancer.

Meet with Doctor

One of Dothan's first rate doctors here at Dothan Smiles will go over your X-rays with you, answer any questions you might have, and if applicable, help create a personalized treatment plan for further services. You will be empowered to make an informed decision about your smile.

Cleaning

A skilled Dothan hygienist will give you a professional cleaning, gently scraping away plaque and tartar that may have built up on your teeth over time. It is important to address this build-up sooner rather than later to avoid developing gum disease.

They will also provide guidance on proper at home oral care including correct methods for using your toothbrush and useful demonstrations on flossing. At Dothan Smiles, our dental hygienists are trained to make your cleaning safe and effective.

Contact Us Today!

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Why Choose Dothan Smiles in Dothan As Your Dentist?

Our Team

When seeking a dentist, it is important to choose someone who can be a long-term partner for your oral health. 

The team here at Dothan Smiles invests heavily in staying current with industry advancements, ongoing education, and the most modern equipment. They are trained in both general and cosmetic dentistry, as well as specialized services you can learn about here. Our team includes some of Dothan’s top doctors. 

We’ll talk through your dental concerns and address any fears you might have in a caring and compassionate environment.

Pricing

With a combination of payment plans, insurance options, and cost saving specials, Dothan Smiles offers the best appointment prices in Dothan. Call us and ask about our current promotions! Many of these are time limited, so schedule today.

Availability

Don’t wait to get the treatment you need. Call us or fill out this form and our front desk will work with you to get in as soon as possible. Same day new patient or emergency appointments may be available!

Our Team

When seeking a dentist, it is important to choose someone who can be a long-term partner for your oral health. 

The team here at Dothan Smiles invests heavily in staying current with industry advancements, ongoing education, and the most modern equipment. They are trained in both general and cosmetic dentistry, as well as specialized services you can learn about here. Our team includes some of Dothan’s top doctors. 

We’ll talk through your dental concerns and address any fears you might have in a caring and compassionate environment.

Pricing

With a combination of payment plans, insurance options, and cost saving specials, Dothan Smiles offers the best appointment prices in Dothan. Call us and ask about our current promotions! Many of these are time limited, so schedule today.

Availability

Don’t wait to get the treatment you need. Call us or fill out this form and our front desk will work with you to get in as soon as possible. Same day new patient or emergency appointments may be available!

How to Pay For Your New Patient Appointment

Don’t let fears over cost keep you from getting your best smile. Dothan Smiles partners with the following insurance providers. Many health plans cover a preventive exam at little to no out-of-pocket cost to you, and one or two annual cleanings! 

We work hard to offer the best prices for dental procedures in Dothan.

We are happy to work with you even if you have no insurance. Be sure to check out our current cost savings specials. Schedule now!

Contact Us Today!

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Related Services:

Crowns and Bridges

A crown is a cap, for a damaged tooth. When created and placed correctly, crowns are unnoticeable from your other teeth.

Emergency Dentistry

You never know when a dental emergency will happen. Thankfully, Dothan Smiles is Dothan’s most trusted Dental Emergency team. We have a team of dental experts to serve you.

Dentures

Tooth loss is challenging on many levels. Not only can it affect what you eat and how you chew leading to more serious health concerns, but it can also make you feel embarrassed and uncomfortable.

Teeth Cleaning

At Dothan Smiles, we believe that getting your teeth cleaned every 6 months keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.

Tooth Extractions in Dothan

While many of us do our best to keep our teeth healthy, sometimes a tooth needs to be taken out to keep you healthy. In these cases, an extraction is necessary.

Invisalign

Root Canal

A root canal, also called endodontic treatment or therapy is a dental procedure to help save a tooth with inflamed or infected pulp tissue. If you are having pain while chewing, swollen gums, or sensitivity, you may need this procedure.

Dental Bonding

Begin your journey toward a radiant smile and healthier gums with Dental Bonding.

Dental Bridges

A bridge is placed to correct teeth that sit on either side of a gap. A dental bridge can restore your smile, while also maintaining your face shape.

Gingivitis Treatment

Begin your journey toward a radiant smile and healthier gums with Gingivitis Treatment.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry combines the art of aesthetics, the knowledge of dental structures, and the science behind technological innovations in order to make your teeth look and feel their best.

Dental Implants

Do you have a missing tooth? We understand how this can make your feel. We believe that everyone should be able to achieve their best smile.

Dream Sleep

Did you know that a dentist can help you get better sleep? If you wake up tired on a regular basis, you may suffer from a sleep-related breathing disorder.

General Dentistry in Dothan, AL

Regular check-ups every six months and a rigorous routine of brushing and flossing will protect you from periodontal disease, cavities, bad breath, and more.

Teeth Whitening

Let our team help you determine what whitening process is right for you, based on the current color and condition of your teeth.

Veneers

Our veneers are designed to look and fit naturally over your teeth. Remember, veneers are a permanent dental solution.