The worst part is over as you have taken the leap and scheduled your appointment at Hudson Dental Center.
What to expect on your first appointment?
Your first visit to Hudson Dental Center will establish the foundation for a rich and long lasting relationship with Dr Payal Kshatriya and entire team. Your comfort and satisfaction are important from the moment you step in and forever.
Greetings and paperless forms
During this appointment, you will be greeted on your arrival and you will get to know our friendly team. As we are going paperless and ecofriendly, you will be presented with iPad to fill out medical, dental history, consent and other office policies available in English and Spanish. Please bring your valid form of identification and insurance card if you will be using your dental insurance. (You may also send us copy of your insurance card via email/text/whatsapp). If you like to watch any TV show, please let our front desk know and they will be more than happy to accommodate your request. Do you like to be on instagram/facebook? We do too. We encourage to use our photobooth and grab some props, smile, take a picture and share it. This will relieve your anxiety and nervousness. Coffee and wifi is complementary.
You will meet with Dr Payal Kshatriya DDS and she will go over with your medical history, oral health worries or concerns. She will make sure your are comfortable sharing all details. We encourage you to ask questions and this open communication will help you relieve any anxiety or nervousness feeling. Our rooms are equipped with TV with FireTV and ask any of our staff members for assistance.
The typical first-time dental visit includes bitewing x-rays, a comprehensive oral exam and a dental cleaning.
You will probably need dental x-rays … unless you have had them recently and have brought them with you or asked your previous dentist to send them. No dentist can or will start working on you without getting a good perspective on what’s going on in your mouth. We use modern dental x-ray equipment that emits virtually no radiation, so you have no reason to be concerned about that, and most of the newer equipment isn’t as uncomfortable because the material you hold in your mouth is smaller and smoother. we may suggest a new panoramic type of x-ray, often called Panorex, which can show both your upper and lower jaw in one picture. This can be helpful in diagnosing bite and alignment issues.
Know each other
You should be prepared to tell Dr Payal what previous treatment you have had. Although much will be evident when she looks in your mouth and at your x-rays, it is a good idea to share some details about what’s been done already.
Be ready to talk about any current dental problems you may be having. If this is a get-acquainted visit or you just need to get your teeth cleaned, more power to you. However, many adults wait till something is up, and any treatment plan should start with everything that is bothering you.
If you have any health issues or are currently taking medication for a condition like diabetes, heart disease or hypertension, be sure to let Dr Payal know about it. Many tooth and gum problems are related to medical issues and their treatment. Your new dentist will also examine your teeth and gums, looking for cavities or other problems.
Often, your first visit will include teeth cleaning, though if it’s been a while since you last had your teeth cleaned, you may need to be scheduled for a longer visit at a later time.
An added advantage of modern equipment is your dentist’s ability to see your x-ray results on the computer, immediately. That will speed up the diagnosis process. Dr Payal will discuss the comprehensive dental treatment plan she developed that is specifically for you and is designed to prevent smaller issues from getting bigger and more expensive in future.
Treatment plan and payment options
After Dr. Payal talked you about possible treatment plan, our office manager Gema Lopez will answer any questions you may have and will go over the treatment plan, pricing and payment options available. If you are using your dental insurance, she will go over in details with coverage and predetermination. She will provide a clear, detailed estimate on the cost of your treatment plan. You may request digital copy of your dental treatment plan that includes the price quote for your recommended treatments. We recommend you to schedule future appointments before you leave our office.
Our commitment to your healthier mouth.
- There are no hidden fees
- Our prices are affordable.
- We use the best supplies and top quality equipment.
- Your comfort and trust is very important to us.
Call us at 201.662.1922 or book online to schedule your first appointment and a long lasting relationship.