New Patients

New Patient Exams

We are currently accepting new and emergency patients! New patient appointments take approximately 90 minutes, though subsequent routine check-ups are shorter. During your new patient exam, Dr. Ertl and his dedicated team members will provide you with the best oral health care possible.

Each new patient exam includes:

  • a very thorough head and neck exam
  • an oral cancer screening
  • periodontal charting (to make sure you do not have any gum disease)
  • digital x-rays of your teeth
  • a professional cleaning

The digital radiography used in our office has among the lowest doses of radiation possible. We also enjoy giving new patients an office tour, if they are interested, and if time allows. This gives us the opportunity to tell you about our equipment and our treatment philosophies.

If there are any areas of concern, we will take intra-oral digital pictures of your teeth, gums or tongue to better communicate your diagnosis to you. Dr. Ertl will thoroughly discuss his findings and recommended treatment options with you in a private consultation room. You’ll have the opportunity to see these problem areas yourself, and to ask the doctor detailed questions about your treatment options.


New Patient Forms

Below are downloadable PDFs of our new patient forms. All you need to do is click on each link and download each PDF. We ask that you print them and fill them out, and then remember to bring them with you for your first appointment. You will have time to ask Dr. Ertl and his dental team about specifics questions you may have before the beginning of your appointment.

New Patient Verification of Identity
Patient Health History
Notice Of Privacy Practices
Patient Consent for Treatment and Practice Policies