What to Expect on Your First Visit to Our Dentist

This is a brief description of what to expect during your first visit to The Dentist Place  located in Orange Park, Florida.

Guidelines for Your First Appointment

Our dentist’s goal is to ensure good oral hygiene and a beautiful smile. With pearly white teeth, an individual’s self-esteem and confidence increases. Therefore, going to our dentist every six months is highly recommended. For those going to our dentist for the first time, the tips below will ensure a smooth first visit. 

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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

Making Appointments

To schedule an appointment, call our dental office at 904-269-7004 and our staff will assist you in finding a day and time that is available and convenient for you.

Appointment Confirmation Policy

The Dentist Place is proud to provide Orange Park, Florida with exceptional, personalized dental care and our scheduling department will work with you to accommodate your busy schedule.  Because we want to serve all of our patients in a timely fashion, we have adopted the following policy for failing to confirm an appointment without adequate notice.  

If a patient does not confirm his or her appointment within a 72-hour window, we reserve the right to reallocate that time to another patient.  If that happens and they appear for their appointment, the patient will be assigned walk-in status. They may wait for a time to be determined by that day's schedule. If a patient breaks two or more appointments within a 12-month period, we can only grant them walk-in status and will attend to them as allowed by the given day's schedule.

New Patient Paperwork for Your First Visit

Prior to your first appointment, we ask that you complete our new patient paperwork. To allow you ample time to be as thorough as possible, we recommend downloading the form from the link below and completing these forms at home or arriving at least 20 minutes early for your appointment to complete them in our office.

New Patient Form

Brushing and Flossing

Brushing and flossing before the appointment will help our dentist properly examine your teeth with efficiency and ease.

Full Disclosure

The prospect of facing a new dentist can make anyone feel a little guilty about bad habits or just not flossing enough. However, please be assured that we're not in the business of judging anyone. Our sole concern is improving the oral health of our patients and failing to disclose important information (such as smoking, diseases, medication, or not brushing regularly) can have an impact on the treatment and services that our dentist recommends. Therefore, it’s crucial that your complete and accurate medical and dental history is disclosed on your first visit.

Comprehensive Exam

After reviewing your paperwork, paying close attention to your dental and medical history, our dentist will proceed with your oral examination. Our dentist will carefully examine your teeth, gums and other oral tissues, looking for signs of decay, disease and other potential problems.


The dentist may determine that x-rays are necessary. We use digital x-rays at The Dentist Place , so the process takes just a couple minutes to complete and the images are available immediately for our dentist to evaluate. These detailed images will show any problems, like deep cavities, infections and bone loss, that may not have been fully evident during the exam.


Our dentist may recommend you get a professional teeth cleaning. During this cleaning session, our dental hygienist will remove accumulated plaque and stains from outside and in-between the teeth. After a thorough cleaning has been done, our dental hygienist will polish the teeth, leaving your mouth feeling fresh.

Post-Checkup Discussion

Following your exam, our dentist will discuss the results with you. If any issues were uncovered, our dentist may recommend additional treatments to restore your teeth and gums to a healthy condition. Our dentist will outline a treatment plan and our staff will review the procedure costs with you. If no problems were discovered, our dentist recommends patients return to our Orange Park, Florida, office every six months for another checkup and cleaning. This ensures any problems are detected as early as possible and more serious issues are prevented.

If you are interested in becoming a new patient at The Dentist Place , call our office today at 904-269-7004 and our friendly staff will with you to find a convenient time for your first visit.