What to Expect


What to Expect, Portsmouth New Hampshire

At your first appointment, we will begin with a review of your medical history and status. Next we will evaluate your dental and periodontal conditions along with an assessment of your TMJs (jaw joints) and an oral cancer screening. We will examine any necessary x-ray images, and recommend additional x-ray studies if they are needed. After reaching a diagnosis we will discuss our findings and recommendations, along with a discussion of benefits, risks, time commitment, and costs of treatment.

Please assist us by providing the following information before or at the time of your consultation:

  • A surgical referral slip from your dentist or physician indicating why you are seeing us
  • Bring any X-rays which were given to you
  • A list of medications you are presently taking

All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the initial consultation visit and all subsequent visits.

We ourselves have been patients of many doctors and surgeons over the years. Our experiences have convinced us that the consultation visit is crucial to proper planning and understanding of treatment before making a final decision and proceeding. Our goal is to meet your needs and expectations and to avoid surprises.