New Patient? What To Expect at Your First Parmer Lane Dentist Appointment
What to Expect at the First Appointment
From the moment you book your first dentist appointment or new patient appointment – whether it’s through our online portal or by calling us – Dr. Lucinda Garcia and the team at Parmer Lane Family Dentistry will guide you through the process.
First, we’ll set up your patient profile and send necessary paperwork to your email address so that you can complete it before your visit. This allows you to go paperless, eliminating the stress of potentially forgetting to bring something important to your first appointment.
Day of, we’ll greet you warmly and show you around the office. With its welcoming, residential feel and clean comfortable interior, we want you to feel at home at your family dentist in Austin TX. Large office windows overlook the lush green lawn where Dr. Garcia’s dogs can often be seen at play, making you feel comfortable from the get-go.
And rest assured that Dr. Garcia and the team are dedicated to providing quality care in a comfortable environment – they will always take the time to listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have, so ask away!
Our Process at Parmer Lane
Once your hygienist has introduced themself, we’ll get to work gathering information for a thorough evaluation. We take images of your teeth using our panoramic X-ray machine. Using a lower dose of radiation than traditional dental X-rays, these digital X-rays capture a comprehensive view of the mouth quickly and efficiently giving us the best indication of your dental health. This process allows us to spot and address potential problems before they become an issue.
Unless you need a deep cleaning — which is generally only needed for those who haven’t had a cleaning in a very long time or for those who have untreated periodontitis — we’ll give your pearly whites a thorough clean, followed by a detailed evaluation with Dr. Garcia to gauge the wellness of your teeth. Our practice is equipped with intraoral cameras, which are small pen-sized devices that allow us a clear view of every area of your mouth.
Furthermore, Parmer Lane Family Dentistry is dedicated to protecting smiles across Austin, providing comprehensive and preventive dental care for the whole family, from Invisalign to cosmetic dentistry. We keep up to date with the latest data and techniques to provide you with the best dental care possible.
Convenient Payment Options
We believe that cost should never be a barrier to your family getting the quality care you need so at Parmer Lane Family Dentistry we offer a variety of financing options. Have dental insurance? We’ll process your insurance claims for you and estimate your out-of-pocket costs after coverage.
If you don’t have insurance, we provide simple, affordable, comprehensive care options through our membership plans. Completely transparent, you can pay a set amount each month in exchange for benefits like free or discounted services. We offer several budget-friendly plans that cover all of your cleanings, evaluations, and routine X-rays, plus discounts on procedures such as fillings, crowns, and root canals.
Our specialized Perio Plan even includes an additional three periodontal maintenance procedures a year. With so many convenient payment options to choose from, we ensure that you and your family will be able to afford the dental care you need and deserve, regardless of budget or insurance status.
We also offer financing through CareCredit, a healthcare credit card designed to help you pay for health and wellness needs by splitting it into manageable payments. When you pay the balance within a set time, you won’t pay any interest on your treatment, making it a great option to fit your budget!
Now that your mouth is healthy again, we recommend a return visit in around six months. We’ll help you set up your next appointment before leaving the practice. Whether this is your first visit to the dentist or your first visit to Parmer Lane Family Dentistry, our goal is to build long-term relationships with the whole family. We treat patients of all ages and look forward to welcoming you and partnering with you to ensure beautiful smiles for life for you and your family.