New Patient Info: First appointment
At Dental Health Associates, you will find warm, welcome and compassionate staff to provide you and your family with quality dental care and patient information.
Whether you are new to the Madison area or are simply looking for a new dentist, we are happy to welcome you at Dental Health Associates. Here you will find a comprehensive range of professional dental services and a well-trained, experienced and compassionate staff who will listen to you and help you and your loved ones achieve life-long dental health.
Why Choose Us?
Our Services are Professional and Comprehensive
With over 30 dentists and specialists on staff, we can meet virtually all of your dental health needs at one of our six state-of-the-art clinics!
Our Clinics are Convenient
Our six locations in the Madison area are close to you, whether you live and work in Madison or one of the surrounding communities. We strive to make each trip to Dental Health Associates as convenient for our patients as possible.
Our Staff is Compassionate
Our staff is dedicated to providing you with the best dental care possible. We care about your entire family. If you ever have any questions or need help understanding your insurance or needed treatment, we are just a phone call or e-mail away!
New Patient FAQs
What do I need to do before my first appointment?
Your time is valuable. Being prepared for your first visit at Dental Health Associates ensures your appointment runs smoothly and you are seen on time.
- Fill out your new patient forms in advance. Not only does this save you time at our office but, it also allows us to enter your information in our system quickly, often before you even arrive. Completing your forms early also allow us to catch questions or concerns.
- By providing your insurance information a few days prior to your appointment, we are able to gain early and easy access to communicate with your carrier. Please be sure to bring your insurance card with you to your first appointment.
- About a week or two prior to your first appointment, contact your previous dental office to ensure your records have been transferred. You may be required to request your forms in writing.
- Arrive a few minutes early. We do our best to keep appointments on time. This will allow us to address any additional or last minute questions or concerns.
What can I expect to happen at my first appointment?
At your first visit, we will review your new patient forms carefully to ensure we have everything we need. Your assigned provider will have access to the records from your previous dentist. You will be seated in a room where you and your provider will review your health history, medications, and any dental concerns and goals you may have.
Once your hygienist has you seated comfortably, a thorough examination of your teeth and gums will begin, which includes an oral cancer screening, measurements, any necessary x-rays, and cleaning away plaque and calculus on your teeth. In addition to the above, every existing restoration and any missing teeth are documented. Your dentist will review your x-rays and go over any needed treatment with you, as well as check the entirety of your mouth, neck and jaw for any signs of concern. Once your dentist and hygienist have completed your appointment, they work together to create a unique treatment plan just for you. Feel free to ask questions at any point during your visit!
Upon completion of your first appointment, your next appointment will be scheduled in accordance with your treatment plan. Our staff can also refer you to our Financial Coordinator to help you with insurance questions and/or financial needs.
Am I able to request to see a dentist of my choice at Dental Health Associates?
Definitely! You can view all of our doctor's bios on our website to get a feel for each of them. The clinics they work from are also listed so, you can choose someone you prefer at the location most convenient for you. When scheduling your appointment, make sure you specify should you have a special request. We will do our best to accommodate!