Welcome To Scarborough Dental Group
What to expect at your first visit
Before we can start treatment, you must schedule your first appointment. We know it may seem a bit daunting, but we can help make it an easy and stress-free process. On this page, you’ll find a lot of the answers to your questions – which will prepare for your first visit and feel good about it. Dr. Riken and his team are transparent when it comes to your smile. And … once you’re an existing patient, you’ll get an Oral-B toothbrush for any referrals!
Your medical and medication history can affect the decisions we make about your treatment plan. We will ask for these details to get the “full picture” and take all of it into consideration before proceeding. After all, we want the best for you and your family at Scarborough Dental Group. If you’d like to jumpstart this process, simply fill in our convenient, private, and secure intake form, or fill it out when you arrive. It’s your choice!
You can trust us to give you the answers you need on recommended treatments, managing your insurance policy, and more. We want you to feel good about your decision to put your treatment in our hands. A decision to invest in your smile is an important one – and we want you know what to expect from day one. At our office, our team will prepare a quote – so you don’t have to wonder and worry about the cost.
At your first visit, we will get to know you and do a full examination of your smile. This appointment will take longer than a routine checkup because we need to gather all the critical information about your teeth, oral health needs, and hygiene habits. We’ll also do an oral cancer screening and check for jaw joint issues. Your hygienist is very knowledgeable about maintaining a picture-perfect smile and will be glad to share tips and tricks – so you can look after your most valuable asset for years to come.
Want to get a feel for our office before your appointment? Give us a call for a tour of our warm and inviting space. We have a state-of-the-art facility and many amenities, including free Wi-Fi, TVs, and an x-ray area. Any fears you may have about going to the dentist will be alleviated after this visit.
Meet the doctor and discuss your personal oral health needs and desires. Here you’ll learn what we find while we work with you to determine the personalized approach that works best for you. Whether we set up a regular care schedule, design a treatment plan to address decay or gum issues, or discuss your cosmetic concerns, this is your chance to tell us what you like and don’t like about your smile and general oral health. Then we work with you to help you meet these goals.