If you are visiting our dental office in Herndon,Virginia for the first time, we have a patient-friendly process to ensure your comfort and convenience. Let us walk you through the experience:
New Patient Paperwork
Before the appointment, you will be required to fill out new patient forms and provide prior dental history/records. It is suggested that you arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment to have enough time to fill out these forms. For your convenience, you have the options to download our new patient forms and complete them before coming to the office. Click the following link to download our new patient forms:
Consultations are a great opportunity for you to meet our dentist and get to know him or her better. Our dentist can talk to you about the different procedures that are offered and how you can benefit from them.
After studying your dental health history, our dentist will most likely examine your gums, teeth and mouth. This procedure is known as a comprehensive exam and is performed to study the state of your dental health and hygiene. An important part of the comprehensive exam is the cleaning. Our dentist generally looks for any sensitivity, decay and redness around the gums or teeth during the examination; and explains all the steps and findings accordingly.
After conducting the comprehensive exam, our dentist will take an X-ray of your mouth, which will give a clear picture of the status of your teeth and jaw. These scans are taken to check for oral problems, diseases and cavities that can't be seen by the naked eye.
Post Examination Discussion
After the exam, our dentist will discuss various treatment options offered at our clinic as well as a detailed treatment plan for you, customized to your dental needs.
You will then be escorted back to the main desk where our front desk associate will arrange a follow-up dental appointment.
We also offer "Smile Reminders," email or text message alerts to notify you of your upcoming appointment. To set up your preferences, please fill out the form in the following link: https://dentalcode.net/forms/smile_reminder_consent.pdf
It can be easy to forget when you scheduled a dental appointment but now we will remind you with a "Smile Reminder" via email or text message, and even provide driving directions if it's your initial visit. Just click on the link below to let us know how you'd like to be contacted. We'll do the rest!
Release of Records Consent
Download the release of records consent form.
New Horizons Dental Center is happy to be your new dental care provider. For any questions or to schedule an appointment, call us at 703-955-4221.