Your Initial Dental Visit

We all need to go to the dentist to take care of our oral health. Therefore, we invite you to come to our dental office and meet our dedicated group of professionals that care for your smile. Here are some of the steps you will go through on your first visit with us.

Welcome to Our Dental Office

You’ll want to get the best idea on how your dental appointment will go, especially if you are visiting our dentist in Van Buren, Arkansas for the first time.

You have nothing to worry about. We have a patient-friendly process that ensures your comfort and convenience. 

Let us walk you through the experience with these simple guidelines.  

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Appointment Reminders

It can be easy to forget when you scheduled a dental appointment but now we will remind you with an Appointment Reminder via email or text message.  And if it's your first visit, we'll be happy to provide driving directions. Just click on the link below to let us know how you'd like to be contacted. We'll do the rest!

Appointment Reminder Consent Form

Download the release of records consent form.

Records Release Form


Before the appointment, you will be required to fill out new patient forms along with providing any prior dental history/records. It’s suggested that you come early to the appointment to make sure that you have plenty of time to fill out these forms.

New Patient Form

In this form, you’ll have to fill in personal information such as name, age, home address, etc. You will also be required to complete a medical history form. In this form, you have to provide complete information regarding your past medical treatments, dental problems, and any dental insurance information you may have.

It is imperative that our patients are honest when answering all the questions, as dishonest answers can result in recommending the wrong treatments.

If you want to save time, you can also ask us about obtaining this forms online, this way you can have them ready on the day of your appointment.

Comprehensive Examination

After studying your dental health history, our dentist will examine your gums, teeth, and mouth. This procedure is known as a comprehensive exam and is performed to study your dental health and hygiene.

Our dentist generally looks for sensitivity, decay, and redness around the gums and teeth during the examination, and guides you accordingly.


After conducting the comprehensive exam, our dentist takes an X-ray of your mouth, which will give a clear picture of the status of your teeth and jaw. These scans are made to analyze oral disruptions, diseases, and cavities better.

Panoramic radiographs are the most common types of dental X-rays as they provide our dentist a much-detailed view of the teeth and jaw. Our dentist can spot any impacted teeth or jaw fractures quickly with this type of X-ray.  

Although believed to be a lengthy process, X-rays usually don’t take more than a few minutes and are completely safe.

After Examination

After the dental check-up, our dentist will discuss your results with you. Our dentist will guide you through any of the irregularities or decay that were found in your mouth and may also mention the various treatment options that are offered at our clinic. Our dentist will come up with the most appropriate and detailed treatment plan for your specific case.

You can talk to our dentist about the expenses and further inquire about the suggested treatments and payment plans we offer.


After meeting with our dentist at Van Buren Family Dentistry in Van Buren AR and discussing your treatment options, you will be scheduled for a follow-up session at your convenience.

It is highly suggested that our patients do routine check-ups, as it ensures that your teeth remain as healthy as they can.

Visit our Dentist office Van Buren Family Dentistry in Van Buren AR.Call us at 479-474-9696  to schedule an appointment. We are here to take care of all your dental needs!

New patient forms

You have the option of completing the following new patient paperwork prior to your first appointment to ensure an expedient visit. Click the following link to download our new patient forms: