Your First Visit to the Dentist

Many often don´t know where to start when visiting a new dentist or returning to the dentist after some time has passed. In order for you to feel prepared, here are some helpful tips for patients to help make the visit as smooth as possible:

  • At Fancy Smiles, Dr. Burstein likes to take time getting to know his patients. He records your complete medical history, and conducts a thorough examination. The first or return visit is an important foundation for our ongoing relationship with you, it is recommended that you leave your morning or afternoon free so that you are not in a hurry.
  • It is recommended that you be on time or early for your appointment. This way you can relax and get acquainted with our dental office in Sherman Oaks.
  • Take advantage of our website and download the patient forms you’ll need for your visit, so you can fill it out ahead of time.
  • If you can't or forget to fill out the forms before you have your dentist appointment, please arrive about 15 minutes early so that you can fill out the paperwork in our dental office. Please also bring with you, any notes you might need to fill in a complete medical history and a list of any medications you are taking. These are extremely important things for us to know before we are able to treat you.
  • Be prepared to share any dental concerns you may have such as nervousness or having any sensitivity or pain.
  • Bring any dental x-rays from your previous dentist if they are less than a year old to your first appointment.
  • Bring your dental insurance card if you have coverage so that we may get your benefits started accordingly.
  • If you are paying out of pocket, please be prepared to pay at the conclusion of your first visit or call us ahead of time to discuss costs and payment options. Please do not worry about any hidden or additional costs. Any additional work that may be required will be discussed with you in detail ahead of time, including costs, what to expect from the procedure, and other options or alternatives.
  • We treat patients of all ages with dental needs ranging from emergencies to ongoing care to cosmetic dentistry. Whatever your dental care needs, we will be happy to work with you! Call today!
  • Our dental office is conveniently located in Sherman Oaks, CA 14652 Ventura Blvd., Suite 200 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403. Feel free to call us at (818) 906-1122.