Patient Forms, Map and Directions to Greenville Office
Your first visit to Greenville Family Dental involves a few special steps so that we can get to know you. To understand what to expect, 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, and more. You can also save some time by printing out and completing the patient forms in advance of your appointment.
Our team takes pride in keeping current with education and technology which allows our patients to choose health over disease.
To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:
- Listening to those we are privileged to serve.
- Earn the trust and respect of patients, profession and community.
- Exceed your expectations.
- Ensure a creative, challenging and compassionate professional environment.
- Strive for continuous improvement at all levels.
What To Expect
It has been proven time and time again that our mouth is a gateway to the rest of our bodies. Disease in the mouth has been linked to diabetes, heart conditions, and even preterm labor. This is why Dr. Tara Meachum and her team believe that it is their responsibility to perform a thorough, comprehensive exam at your first appointment.
During this exam they will assess your health by inspecting every surface of every tooth and all the soft tissue associated with your mouth. We will begin by reviewing your medical history. The medications you take as well as any illnesses youmay have had can influence the health of your gum tissue and your rate of tooth decay. We will also discuss with you any concerns you may have about your oral health and what your dental goals are. We will then take the recommended x-rays (to check for decay between the teeth, cysts, abscesses, impacted teeth, and much more) and two different types of color pictures.
We will also document any existing restorations (crowns, fillings, etc.). Greenville Family Dental'shygienists will then screen you for periodontal disease (gum and bone disease) by taking measurements of your gum t issue and thoroughly examine your whole mouth and jaw (including your salivary glands, palate, tongue, even your lymph nodes) checking for oral cancer. Of course, we will also check your teeth for decay, fractures, or broken fillings. Once we have all the information, Dr. Meachum will discuss with you any treatment she recommends. Together, we will come up with a treatment plan that works for you.
Please print and fill out these forms so we can expedite your first visit:
- Health History
- Notice of Privacy Practices
- Patient Signed Receipt of Privacy Practices
- Office Financial and Appointment Policies
- Authorization to Communicate Form
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