Being prepared for your first visit to our practice is the key to a smooth transition and will help ease any pre-checkup stress. By following this simple list, you can be ready for your first appointment at our family dentistry clinic. Of course, any questions that patients may have prior to coming to the office can be answered by calling us at William J. Holevas DDS, LTD. Here are the steps you should take to prepare for an appointment at our general dentistry practice in Elgin, Illinois.
Questions to ask the Dentist
Prior to your first visit, prepare a list of questions you might want to ask the dentist. Also, ask your family if they have any questions regarding their dental health. You may find yourself with several questions to ask so you may with to write them down so you don’t forget when you’re actually in the chair with the dentist. If writing a list is not your thing, then maybe a simple email to yourself that you can check on a smartphone might be a great alternative.
Obtaining records from your prior dentists would be ideal. However, if you don’t have that type of dental history, consider just sitting down for a few minutes to think about any type of dental work and check ups you have had in the past. This might be a bit tricky if you haven’t seen a dentist in a while but it can be very helpful to the dentist if you remember major dental work. It’s especially helpful to keep track of when you last had dental x-rays performed.
Payment for your Dental Services
Before scheduling your first visit, it’s best to determine the type of payment you will be using and or if your insurance is accepted by our practice. If a patient is using insurance coverage for payment, it never hurts to call the insurance provider prior to your visit to verify any type of co-payment and get a synopsis of what your dental coverage provides. We accept most types of insurance. For a list of insurance providers accepted please visit our services page or give us a call. Also, don’t forget to bring your insurance cards with you to your office visits.
To protect you, please bring a form of photo identification so we can match your patient profile and insurance. A state-issued driver’s license or Illinois State ID will do.
New Patient Form
Finally, if you’re visiting Dr. Holevas for the first time, please print and bring or fax over a completed new patient form. This will help speed up the process.
Call us today to book an appointment to see the dentist or to ask a question!