Welcome New Patients!
New Patient to our office? Welcome! There are a couple of things we will need from you to get started. First, print out the forms below and send them in 1 week prior to your appointment. We tailor frequency of X-rays to our patients needs. If you have bitewing x-rays taken in the last 2 years, a full mouth series or Panoramic x-ray in the last 5 years, please have them forwarded to our office before your visit. If you would like us to get your x-rays from your previous office, please fill out the records transfer request and return it to us as soon as possible.
Our HIPPA policy can be found under the services tab.
Current patient in our office and need your records sent to another office? Print out the form below and sign for us to release your records.
We must have a hand written signature.
Here's what else you need to know now that you are a patient at
Hanover Road Dental Health.
As a new patient in our office, your first visit with us will be a Initial exam. Every new patient must have a full exam to determine your specific needs before we can do any treatment (including prophylaxis) for you.
Why do I need X-rays?
Radiograpic or X-ray examinations are an important tools that shows the condition or your teeth, their roots, jaw placement, and the overal composition of your facial bones.
X-rays can help your dentist determine the presence or degree of periodontal disease, abscess and, and many abnormal growths such as cysts and tumors. X-rays also can show the exact location of impacted or unerupted teeth. They can pinpoint the location of cavities and other signs of disease that may not be possible to detect through a visual examination.
Do all patients have radiographs taken every six months?
No. Your radiographic schedule is based on the dentist's assessment of your individual needs, including whether you are a new patient or a recall patient, adult or child, or pregnant.
Why do I need both types of X-rays?
What's apparent through one type of X-ray often is not visible on another. The panoramic X-ray will give your dentist a general and comprehensive view of your entire mouth on a single film, which a periapical X-ray cannot show. Periapical or bitewing x-rays show a highly-detailed image of a smaller area, making it easier to see a site specific area.
Should I be concerned about exposure to radiation?
Your dentist has been trained to prescribe radiographs when they're appropriate and to tailor radiographic schedules to each patient's individual needs. This will help minimize exposure to radiation.
In order to provide the very best possible care to our patients, we require current x-rays to help us understand your needs. If you have current x-rays from a previous dentist, we would be happy to help you get them.
If you do not have current xrays, the Doctor will require them to be taken at your initial exam.
What type of x-rays that the Dentist will need will be determined when you come in for your visit.