First Visit

Your first visit to Birch Street Dental Care will consist of a comprehensive oral exam, an oral cancer screening, periodontal charting, and any necessary x-rays. Adults may have their teeth cleaned at the first appointment if time allows.

Please expect to be at your first appointment for approximately 90 minutes. We will give you estimates of your treatment costs based on any determined treatments by your doctor.

Children and teens can expect to have their teeth cleaned on the first visit and their appointments will last about 60-90 minutes depending on age. A parent or guardian must be present with the child so we can go over any necessary treatment.

If you have, or have had, any of the following medical histories, please alert our office: heart murmur, rheumatic fever, mitral valve prolapse or artificial joints. It is possible you may need to be pre-medicated before any dental appointment.

If you are experiencing pain or are in an emergency situation, we will try to see you that same day or as soon as possible.

We do our best to stay on schedule to minimize your wait time. Dr. Soenen and Dr. Selega provide many types of dental services, sometimes circumstances may lengthen a treatment time allocated for a procedure. Emergency cases may also arise and cause unforeseen delays. We appreciate your understanding.