First Visit Experience
Your first visit is a special one. It starts with introductions all around, a tour of the office, and a sit-down consultation with the doctor to talk about what you want and expect from your dentistry, what kinds of experiences you have had before, and a review of your medical and dental history. Dr. Hawkins will take all the time you need to talk, and he’s an amazing listener! He wants to really get to know you––not just as a smile but as a person too!
So Much More Than a Cavity Check
We then move on to the comprehensive oral exam, a complete examination of all your dental systems. This first exam might be one of the most in-depth dental exams you have ever received; our patients are always amazed at how careful and meticulous we are. But this is one of the most important times to get to know your smile and really get a feeling for what is actually going on with your oral health. We will use our intraoral camera and take digital x-rays to ensure we get the full picture of your current oral health.
Dr. Chet Hawkins attention to your individual dental health needs isn’t just shown with his state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. He also breaks down the simplest ways that you can ensure a longer-lasting clean bill of oral health. For example, during your visit, Dr. Chet will personally show you the proper form for flossing your teeth! Something that simple can have an incredibly profound impact on your dental health for years to come.
Planning for Long-Term Health
Because we believe in practicing dentistry that does more than fix issues as they arise, Dr. Hawkins likes to take his time with your history and exam results, reviewing them and working out an approach that can get your mouth to an ideal, lasting health. That’s why we prefer that you come back in for a presentation of his GAME PLAN so you can spend some time together, talking about Dr. Hawkins’ recommendations, asking any questions you might have, and co-creating a master plan for life-long optimal health.
No one wants to come to a cold dental clinic that makes them feel like a number, treats them roughly, and doesn’t bother to explain things as treatment commences. No thank you! Here at Dr. Chet Hawkins’ office, you can say, “Yes, please!” to all kinds of pampering and warmth.
Your comfort is one of our primary goals! We know that when you are relaxed with your dentist and his team, luxuriate in the surroundings, and even enjoy your visits, you are much more likely to keep up with your dental health.
It starts the moment you walk in the office to be greeted by a welcoming team member and soothing, southern-inspired decor. Come a little early and help yourself to a cup of coffee or tea and relax with the wide selection of premier magazines. We emphasize the “come early and relax” part because we always strive to be on time. We don’t want to keep you waiting when we know how busy life can be!
Once in the chair, ask for a blanket or neck pillow, pop on your headphones, and relax with music. After the appointment is complete, freshen up with a warm towelette, and we’ll send you home with a goodie bag of home-hygiene products. We want you to leave smiling!
New Patient Forms
For your convenience, we have included our New Patient Forms below so you can fill them out prior to your visit! Please click the link below to download them!
Everything is customized to you here at Dr. Chet Hawkins’ Houston office––right down to your financial commitment. We file with all insurances on your behalf and are always happy to process your dental claims to optimize your benefits. Our office does more than just file, however. We understand that, with Insurance companies, we will need to be more persistent to ensure that you receive the most from your benefits. We will continue to contact your insurance provider to get you the best possible results we can. We can then submit your claims for you and bill you the remaining cost. We also offer financing through CareCredit and take all major credit cards including:
- American Express
If you have any questions about your billing, insurance, or financing, please give us a call. We are always here to answer your questions!