The Syosset Dental team always welcomes new patients, and opening our new state-of-the-art dental office sometime late this summer gives us a fantastic opportunity to expand our dental care family.
As a patient, your initial office visit is the first step to building a strong patient-doctor and patient-office relationship. Your initial appointment will consist of a complete evaluation of your mouth and oral health, including any necessary X-rays, periodontal exam, thorough tooth exam, TMJ and bite evaluation, and head and neck evaluation. Dental cleanings are not always done at this visit, however, your periodontal status needs to be addressed at every visit to decide which type of cleaning best suits your needs.
At Syosset Dental, our philosophy is to spend as much time as needed learning about every new patient’s oral health and needs prior to making treatment decisions. The hygienists and I will spend time talking to you about yourself, your dental and health history, and your dental and smile goals. We encourage you to voice your concerns and questions at this time so that they can be addressed and you can be as comfortable as possible in our office.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your examination:
- Any duplicate X-rays, if applicable
- A list of medications you are currently taking
- Dental insurance and necessary forms and documentation, if applicable
It is important to know that all patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation appointment. Also, please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery, such as diabetes, heart problems, or high blood pressure, and if you are on any medication.
I’m Dr. Richard Kobak, and I hope you find a home at Syosset Dental. My team and I are dedicated to giving you a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles, so I encourage you to call my dental office, located in the North Shore area of Long Island, New York, at (516) 433-2211.