Patient Information

Learn what to expect at your first visit to life long dental.

If you're like most patients you appreciate being informed before arriving at the dentist. Below is an overview of what you can expect when visiting Life Long Dental.

Let's get to know each other

Your first visit is not only about our team getting to know you, but also about you getting to know our team. In the time we spend together, we encourage you to ask questions, express your concerns, and share with us anything you want us to know to help make your care as individual as you are.

Part of getting to know you and providing safe, personalized support involves reviewing your medical history. Certain medical conditions and medications and can influence your treatment protocols – so you will be asked to provide a list of your medications.

Next, a complete series of x-rays and a comprehensive exam of your teeth, gums, mouth, and jaws, will be performed, including a non-invasive oral cancer screening.

Your initial visit is an information gathering appointment for you and our team. You may be able to have your teeth "cleaned" during this visit. 

You're in great hands

And if you haven’t been to a dentist in a long while, please don’t fear. You’ve made a important decision – no need to feel guilty!

Once your entire exam is completed, Dr. Sherrard will talk with you about his findings. Together you can create a healthy, effective treatment plan that best meets your dental and personal requirements. We can prioritize and stagger your treatments to give you the smile you need in a timeframe you can afford.

Finally, we want you to know we will go above and beyond to make you feel relaxed and safe. Not only is your physical comfort important to us, but your emotional comfort as well. So, come in, recline, and unwind – you’re in great hands.

LET'S GET YOU SCHEDULED.

Insurance & Financial Information

Treatment costs will vary depending on the particular treatment you receive. But we will discuss the cost and payment options with you before we start. You will never have surprises when it comes to your bill. The choice is always yours.

We offer affordable payment plans

We want to help you receive the dental care you deserve. Your smile is as important to us as it is to you. We will work with you to place the care you need within your budget. We also have financing options available so you can get the aid you need, when you need it. 

We accept most insurance plans and major credit cards

If you need assistance or have questions about your insurance policies or claims, our staff is knowledgeable and always available to help you. We want you to get the most out of your budget, so we work with your insurance provider to ensure you get the best coverage available to you.