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Your Visit to Our San Marcos Dental Office

We reserve at least 60 minutes for new patients, because it’s important to us that we have plenty of time to get to know each other. Your first visit will include an unhurried, one-on-one consultation with Dr. Miller, during which she will thoroughly discuss your dental history, your goals for your smile, and any specific concerns that brought you to our office.

In almost all cases, we’ll perform your cleaning and X-rays during your first visit as well. We’ve found that combining exams and cleanings in one appointment, rather than two like some offices, is more convenient for our patients and for our team.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the recommended age for a first dental visit?

The American Dental Association recommends that kids begin visiting the dentist around age one or when their first tooth grows in, whichever happens first. While it will likely be a fast and easy appointment, it’s important for our team to assess their teeth and gums early on in case there are any issues that need to be addressed. Mission Hills Family Dental accepts patients of all ages, and we’d be happy to take care of your child’s oral health needs!

Do I need X-rays?

First visits to our office typically include a dental exam, cleaning, and X-rays. This is because we want to get a comprehensive overview of the current condition of your teeth and gums, and creating up-to-date X-rays is one of the best ways to do that. If you have recent X-rays that were taken at another office that you would like to be added to your file, feel free to have them forwarded to our front office team.

How long do dental visits take?

While a routine dental visit may take anywhere from thirty minutes to one hour, depending on the services that are provided, a first visit usually takes a little longer than your average appointment. This is because we want to ensure that we cover all of the details that you want and need covered, and we believe in building a strong rapport with our patients right from the beginning!

New Patient Special

We know you have a lot of options when searching for a San Marcos dentist for your family. When you choose to makeMission Hills Family Dental your dental home, we believe we are entering into a long-term relationship based on open communication and professional expertise. We feel blessed to have the opportunity to care for your family, and we love to show our appreciation for the trust you’ve placed in our team.

Click on the coupon above for a printable version to bring to your first visit. We look forward to seeing you!

New Patient Forms

We invite you to download, print, and complete our new patient forms prior to your first visit to expedite the checkin process. If you have any questions while you’re filling them out, feel free to give us a call! Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed to download these forms.

If you are unable to complete these forms in advance, please arrive 10–15 minutes before your scheduled appointment so you have plenty of time to do so in our office.