First Visit

What to Expect During Your First Visit With Our Kalamazoo Dentist

At Briarwood Valley Dentistry, Dr. Lorraine Hanna and her friendly staff are proud of the comfortable and relaxing environment we’ve created to make our patients feel right at home! We work hard to make sure each patient has a positive experience when spending time with us!

During your first visit to our practice, we’ll take the opportunity to get to know you better and become familiar with your past dental experiences. This will help us develop a personalized treatment plan that best suits your individual needs. We’ll also do our best to make sure that you’re comfortable while spending time in our office so you can have complete confidence that you (and your family) are getting the quality dental care you deserve.

Prior to Your Appointment with Our Kalamazoo Dentist

Before you see Dr. Hanna, we will kindly ask that you complete all insurance and health information forms. We’ll ask you to fill out several forms that will help you become acquainted with our office. Please click here to retrieve your new patient forms.

If you’ve had any panoramic X-rays taken of your mouth within the past five years, please bring them along with you. We also ask that you bring your insurance card if you have dental coverage. This will help us provide you with an estimate of your fees.

Your Initial Appointment

Your first appointment will take about one hour of your time. Before your examination, we’ll take a few diagnostic records (X-rays) of your mouth. Dr. Hanna will use these records to diagnose any problems you may have which may include tooth decay, problems with your gums or jaws or any signs of oral cancer.

Following your examination, we will have a follow-up discussion with you to inform you of our findings. If Dr. Hanna does detect any problems during your examination, we will provide you with a detailed treatment plan that addresses these issues. Before you leave our office, we’ll give you a few oral hygiene instructions and some helpful tips for taking good care of your smile.

We’re big believers in open communication between our patients and us. You can rest assured that we’ll always speak candidly with you and take the time to answer your questions and discuss your concerns. By openly communicating with each other, together we can keep your smile healthy and beautiful! 

Set Up Your First Appointment With Our Kalamazoo Dentist Today

We’d like to thank you for trusting us to provide you with the dental care you need. We’re always available to speak with you so please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our practice or any of the dental treatments and procedures we provide.

If you’re ready to schedule your first visit with Dr. Hanna, please complete the appointment request form. One of our friendly team members will then contact you to set up your appointment time. We look forward to seeing you soon and welcoming you to Briarwood Valley Dentistry where we treat our patients like family!