Your First Visit
(If you have a referral to see an oral surgeon, please see information about your first oral surgery visit.)
We are looking forward to meeting you! Here are a few things you need to know before you arrive:
- Please arrive 30 minutes early to fill out new patient paperwork —OR
- If you would like to save time, download our fillable “New Patient Forms” (see form links at left). Send them to DFPAPPT@osu.edu at least two days prior to your appointment or print and bring them to the appointment. If you select to do this, you only need to arrive 15 minutes early for your first visit.
- Your first visit will include a comprehensive exam and possibly x-rays. Your prior record and x-rays are always helpful. Please use the Authorization for Release of Information form to send to your previous provider to forward records to us.
- Many new patients ask to have their teeth cleaned on their first visit. As part of your comprehensive exam, your dentist will determine an adequate amount of time you will need to spend to have your teeth cleaned during your next visit. We will schedule your hygiene (cleaning) appointment as quickly as possible.