New Dental Patient Information - Bakersfield, CA
Stay Prepared Ahead of Your First Visit
We want to thank you for considering Dr. Carlson and his team for all of your oral health needs. It is very important to us that you have a smooth and stress-free experience whenever you have an appointment, and we aim to do so from your very first visit! Below, you can find all the information you need as you become a new patient. If you have another question that isn’t mentioned, give us a call and you’ll get to speak with one of our friendly team members!
Your First Visit
When you first arrive, you’ll be welcomed at the front door with a smile from one of our friendly team members. Following the completion of a new patient form, you’ll be brought to an operatory right away. Dr. Carlson will then come into introduce himself and ensure you’re feeling comfortable. After discussing your main dental concerns, an assistant will capture X-rays, then you’ll come back to the chair so Dr. Carlson can perform a detailed exam. If needed, a treatment plan will be created and explained to you.
New Patient Forms
While you’re welcome to complete new patient forms at our office, you can expedite your appointment by downloading and filling them out ahead of time! We’ve made this process incredibly easy – simply print them out by clicking the link below. These forms ask questions related to your oral and medical history, any medications you are taking, and main concerns you’d like addressed at our office.
Dental Insurance Welcome
Dental insurance is designed to make your dental treatments not only more affordable, but predictable as well, especially when it comes to preventive care. If you make use of a dental insurance plan, there’s a pretty good chance that we either accept or are in-network with it! We are happy to be in-network with most major PPOs. Our team is highly experienced with confirming the details and stipulations of many different plans, so you know you’re getting the best value possible for your care.
Don’t have a dental insurance plan? There are still ways to make all of your dental treatments capable of fitting into your budget. Our office recommends CareCredit, a third-party financing option that enables patients to pay for more expensive treatments over the course of several months, rather than all in one large sum. In most cases, you can even expect low-to-zero interest attached to your payments, making your dentistry even more affordable.