Scheduling your first appointment

When you call (208-376-0567) our office, our friendly staff will help you coordinate your initial visit. They will also be glad to answer any questions you may have regarding your first visit and help ensure you know what to expect.

To help your first visit move as smoothly as possible, please complete and print the HIPAA Agreement, Medical History, New Patient Information, and Financial Agreement Forms prior to your visit. If you so desire, you may fax (208-376-0661) the completed forms to our office prior to your scheduled appointment. If you choose to wait or need help filling out the forms at your first visit, please arrive about 25 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to provide adequate time to complete the documents.

What should I expect during my first appointment?

Your first visit will include an initial discussion with the doctor, which will provide you with an opportunity to present and discuss your dental needs and concerns. Immediately following the short discussion, Dr. Gurney will perform a comprehensive oral examination. This examination will include:

  • A head and neck cancer screening
  • A TMJ evaluation
  • A dental, a periodontal, & an occlusal evaluation
  • An aesthetic evaluation
  • Photos and any needed x-rays/radiographs

Depending on the extent of the findings, an initial determination will be presented and discussed. In order to help minimize confusion, your specific possible treatment options for your situation will be presented at a subsequent consultation visit.

Complex dental treatment often requires additional information to engineer a predictable, definitive treatment plan. Thus, a definitive treatment plan may not be presented until all needed information and treatment coordination is completed. Any additional information deemed essential to properly developing a treatment plan to satisfy your needs and desires will be determined during the treatment presentation.

Our goal is to engineer a treatment plan that is predicable and successful long term, which will meet your expectations.

Are there fees associated with the initial examination?

Examination fees will be associated with the initial consultation visit. If you choose not to proceed with treatment in our office, the initial examination fees are non-refundable.If you choose to move forward with your treatment with our office, your initial examination fees will be applied toward your treatment costs.

Please read about our clinic’s financial policies. Click here to read our Financial Agreement.