First Visit

What to Expect

CattronWe are so excited to meet you and to have you meet Dr. G and our team!  The minute you walk through the door you will find we are not your typical office! 

As always your first visit is completely complimentary.  We reserve an hour and a half for this appointment.  You will receive a medical history form in the mail to complete and bring with you.  If by chance there is not enough time to mail the form, you can print one by clicking the appropriate link below.

One of our Treatment Coordinators will be helping Dr. Gulland with your exam.  They will start off by showing you around our office.  They will take a screening Panorex X-ray and photographs and review your medical history. The Panorex X-ray gives Dr. G a full view of your teeth and jaws. The photographs of your teeth allow Dr. G to better illustrate the treatment he recommends. After the visit, we will send a copy of the X-ray to your family dentist, and you will be able to take a set of photographs home with you.

Dr. G will complete a thorough examination of your teeth and bite. Don't worry at all - nothing will hurt!  He will dictate his examination to the Treatment Coordinator who will document the findings in your chart. All of this will give us insight into your orthodontic needs.  Dr. G will very thoroughly discuss your potential treatment options and answer any questions you have.  If treatment is needed, to expedite the process, we will complete diagnostic records while you are already at the office. These records include impressions for study models.

After we discuss treatment options, we will discuss any insurance coverage and financial arrangements.  We work very hard to make orthodontic treatment affordable by offering various options designed to be gentle on the budget.  This includes 0% interest montly payments. 

If treatment is not indicated at the present time, but may be needed in the future, we have a complimentary "Growth and Development" program which allows us to monitor you until the time is right for treatment.

We insist that our patients leave the office with a clear understanding of their specific needs, what the treatment will consist of and how long it will take. We want you to be completely comfortable asking any questions you have.


Welcome Forms

Dr. G and the team welcome you to our office! To help us with your chart and make checking in faster for you, please complete the appropriate form before you come to your appointment. We will send you a package in the mail containing the correct medical history form, or you may download and print it from this site.

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