Your First Visit
Most people can expect their first visit with Radiant Smiles Family Dental to take about an hour, as well as an extra 10 to 15 minutes for valet parking and a security check to enter the building. If you haven’t already filled out your paperwork ahead of time, add a few extra minutes to your expected time with us to complete that.
During your appointment, you will meet Dr. Yuchen Sheng. We usually like to take x-rays at your first visit so she can get a comprehensive look at the current state of your oral health. Dr. Sheng will also conduct an examination of your head, neck, and mouth.
Based on her findings, she will discuss any recommended treatment and also answer any questions you might have.
In some cases, you might also have a routine hygiene appointment at your first visit. Be sure to allow an extra half-hour or so to your schedule for this extra time.
What to Bring to Your First Appointment
As mentioned, if you have downloaded your first visit paperwork ahead of time, please be sure to bring this along to your first appointment. If you have dental insurance, bring your card and any necessary forms to help expedite the claims process.
If you are taking any medications, please make a list of those as well as dosages so we can include this in your medical history. Be sure to alert us to any medical conditions or allergies you have.
If you have had x-rays taken recently at another dental office, you can ask them to forward a copy to our office prior to your appointment. Or you can pick them up and bring them along to your appointment.
If You Have a Dental Emergency
If your first visit with us is because of a dental emergency, we will see you for a short appointment and do what we can to relieve your immediate issue so that you are comfortable. If necessary, we will make a follow-up appointment to fully resolve the problem.
Amenities You’ll Find in Our Office
We know most people don’t enjoy going to the dentist, so we have tried to create an environment in our modern South Beach office to make your time here as pleasant as possible. Our heated dental chairs also provide a massage so you can enjoy being pampered while you are here.
Checking Out after Your First Appointment
When you check out, we can get your next appointment on the schedule and validate your parking.
If you have dental insurance, our team will make sure you are receiving your maximum benefit. For co-pays, we take cash, check, and most major credit cards. For more extensive treatment, we accept CareCredit.