Your first visit to our office establishes a vital foundation for our relationship with you. During the first visit, we make sure to obtain important background information like your medical history and give you time to get to know your doctor. To understand what to expect for your first visit to our practice, please read through this page. You’ll find all the practical information you need, such as a map and directions to our office, practice hours, payment policies, and more. There’s also background information about our committed staff and our first visit procedures. You can even save some time at your first visit by printing out and completing the patient forms in advance of your appointment.
Working with Your Family Dentist
Because your family dentist plays a critical role in your oral health, we strongly urge you to visit him or her regularly. We recognize the importance of good communication between doctors and are committed to working in partnership with your referring doctor to provide you with superior care.
Because we consider our office an extension of your doctors, we use a number of methods to ensure that he or she is informed of all aspects of your surgical treatment.
- Convenience: Because we want your visits to be as convenient as possible, we work to schedule every appointment with your hectic lifestyle in mind. Additionally, Dr. Baker and Dr. Barber can admit you to area hospitals at which they have privileges for both in-patient and out-patient procedures.
- Communication: Treatment is most effective when you are fully informed of every aspect of your surgical care. We find that when patients understand the procedures they are to undergo, they are more able to relax, which facilitates a productive relationship and successful treatment results. If surgery is necessary, we will explain the procedure to you in detail. Drs. Baker and Barber have enjoyed many years of clinical and surgical experience and can handle the most delicate surgical procedures with ease and efficiency.
- Comfort: Your comfort is of utmost importance to us. We nurture a relaxing, reassuring atmosphere and provide sedation or general anesthesia when necessary. If there is anything we can do to relieve your unique apprehensions, please do not hesitate to tell us.
- Consideration: Perhaps most importantly, general dentists refer their patients to us not only because of their confidence in our extensive training but because of their respect for the concerned, compassionate care we provide our patients.
We strive always to treat our patients as we would like to be treated ourselves. With professional compassion and concern, we dedicate ourselves to advancing the well-being and comfort of all of our patients. We recognize that our patients have unique wants and needs, and it is our highest priority to provide individualized care and attention for every patient.