What to Expect at Your First Appointment

Selecting a new dentist may seem intimidating, but at Family Dentistry of Arnold, you will find everything you need. With a variety of services and a friendly staff, we're confident you'll want to make our practice your new dental home. Your comfort with our practice and our dentist is our top concern, as is your understanding of what you can expect when you visit as a new patient. 

Below you'll find a simple, comprehensive guide on what to expect from Family Dentistry of Arnold:


You will be asked to fill out some forms during your first visit; this is to give us any information the practice might need for your file. They may take some time to fill out, so we recommend coming into the appointment a little earlier. If you prefer to fill these forms out before your appointment, please refer to the following link: 

New Patient Form

Dental History

Our dentist will need to understand your specific dental needs, which is why evaluating your past dental history is so important. The more details about your dental history you provide, the easier it is for our dentist to get to the root of any problems.

Comprehensive Exam

All first-time patients undergo a comprehensive exam. This allows our dentist to set a solid course of action to address any discomfort you may be experiencing. Please feel comfortable sharing any questions or concerns you may have at this time.


X-rays are a great way to diagnose problems that may otherwise go unnoticed. Any tooth decay, abscesses, impacted teeth or jawbone injuries will show up on an x-ray. The details provided could have a major impact on your current and long-term oral health.

Treatment Plan

Once the comprehensive exam and x-rays are complete, our dentist will provide you with solutions to any dental issues you may be facing. We will develop a treatment plan based on your specific needs to help you achieve optimal oral health and any goals you may have, like a whiter or straighter smile.

Smile Reminders

We send smile reminders to you via text or email confirm your appointment and remind you of upcoming visits. We want to eliminate the stress of trying to remember when you scheduled your next checkup. Please click the following link to set up your notification preferences: https://dentalcode.net/forms/smile_reminder_consent.pdf

Appointment Reminders

It can be easy to forget when you scheduled a dental appointment but now we will remind you with an Appointment Reminder via email or text message.  And if it's your first visit, we'll be happy to provide driving directions. Just click on the link below to let us know how you'd like to be contacted. We'll do the rest!

Appointment Reminder Consent Form

Download the release of records consent form.

Records Release Form

For any questions, please call us at 636-464-1008.