Thank you for choosing us to partner with you in maintaining good oral health for your lifetime. We look forward to meeting you at your New Patient Appointment! You may be wondering how a New Patient Appointment differs from a normal dental appointment? Since Dr. Heard is committed to getting to know each of his patients and assessing their overall health needs, the New Patient Appointment includes a thorough comprehensive evaluation of your medical history and mouth, a mouth cancer screening, a full-set of diagnostic X-rays, and a dental cleaning. Dr. Heard will take time to discuss his findings with you and answer any questions you may have. It is our desire that when you leave, you have a good understanding of your dental needs and what, if anything, needs to be done to improve your oral health. You can expect your initial visit to take approximately an hour and a half. For your convenience, you can print the New Patient paperwork and bring the completed paperwork with you to save time the day of your appointment. See you soon!