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What to Expect on Your First Visit

Personalized, Attentive Dental Care in DeLand

Going to a new dentist for the first time can feel a bit unnerving. At DeLand Smiles we want you to feel welcomed and comfortable, this is why we’re letting you know about everything your first visit will include before you even arrive.

I am very pleased with the entire staff of DeLand Smiles. The service is wonderful.

The wait time is minimal, I am spoken to in language I understand and everyone is very helpful. Thank you!

Vicki T.

What to Bring With You

All new patients should bring a current list of any medications that they are taking, as well as their driver’s license and insurance card. If you would like to complete your new patient paperwork before you arrive, we can email it to you after you have scheduled an appointment with us. If there is anyone who helps make financial decisions regarding your treatment, such as a spouse, parent or guardian, that person should accompany you as well.

The New Patient Experience

Once you’ve arrived and filled out any necessary forms, one of our team members will review your medical history with you and give you a tour of our state-of-the-art dental facility. You’ll then be seated in one of our memory-foam, heated, massage chairs as we:

  • Perform a blood pressure screening
  • Take digital photographs of your smile

Dr. Mathias will then perform his new patient exam and interview, while also screening for periodontal disease, oral cancer, and TMJ disorders. During this visit we will capture any necessary digital x-rays & discuss any of your oral health concerns and whether or not any treatment is recommended. We ask that you reserve approximately 90 minutes for this comprehensive new patient visit.

Do you still have questions? We’re happy to answer them for you. Call us today and we will be happy to help.


Dr. Mark Mathias | DeLand Smiles | (386) 736-7121