Howard Posner, DDS | Pediatric Dentist
Marc Henderson, DDS, FAGD | General Dentist
Matthew T. Goslee, DMD, MPH | Pediatric Dentist

255 North Main Street
Bristol, CT 06010

860-589-7170

Office Visits

There are not a lot of people that get excited to go to their dentist appointments and we understand that. Although you or your child may be nervous about coming to the dentist, we will make sure that we do all that we can to make you feel comfortable. We provide high-quality care while still being safe and gentle. 

Your First Visit...

To ease any anxious feelings that you have about your first visit, we have provided a basic outline of what will happen when throughout your first visit...

  • We will go over your dental and medical history forms with you. When we have an accurate understanding of your medical and dental history, we can make sure that your treatment plan will be safe and effective for your individual circumstances. 
  • If needed, we will take X-rays of your teeth and mouth. This way, we can identify any problem spots or any signs of a potential problem.
  • We will then check your mouth and look for any cavities, early signs of tooth decay or early signs of gingivitis. 

When we are finished checking your mouth and cleaning your teeth, we will talk with you about anything that we found. We will discuss your X-rays with you and describe anything that we have found. This way, you will understand your personal treatment plan. If you have any questions throughout the visit, our staff will stop and listen to you and then answer your question. If you still do not understand the answer, we will work with you to make sure there is not any confusion about what is happening or what we are doing when we are caring for your teeth. 

What to bring to your first appointment...

  • Your insurance card, if you have dental insurance
  • Your medical and dental history

Once you arrive at the office, you will be required to fill out a new patient information form.

Regular checkups are important for your dental health.

The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings to keep your teeth and gums healthy. We want to make sure that you are comfortable, and dare we say, excited for your dental appointments. (Okay, maybe that is asking a little too much.) But, we also understand that you have a busy schedule and fitting a dental appointment in can be stressful. Scheduling a 45-90 minute window for your dental appointment will ensure that you have enough time to get a quality visit in before you head back out to the hustle and bustle of your daily life. 

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