We are so excited to welcome our new patients to our one-of-a-kind dental practice. At Sopris Smiles, we understand the shortfalls of the traditional dental experience. We know better than most how anxiety-inducing visiting the dentist can be - the long waits, the uncomfortable offices, and the generally uninviting settings. So, we wanted to make a practice that was different.
The second you walk through our doors you'll be greeted with warm smiles and an inviting atmosphere. Our office is designed to be comfortable so waiting doesn't feel like pulling teeth (pardon the pun). We also use the most advanced equipment available to minimize your pain and discomfort, while maximizing the effectiveness of the process.
We invite you to browse our site and get to know us a little better. We can't wait to meet you!
THE FIRST APPOINTMENT:
If you haven’t been to the dentist for a regular check-up and cleaning for over 2 years most likely you will be scheduled with our dentist for a 60 min appointment. At this appointment, we will take a full set of x-rays to help us evaluate your gum and tooth health and discuss the state of your oral health so we can jointly create a health plan that works for you.
Our goal is to ensure your teeth are healthy long after you leave our practice. That is why we emphasize patient education, so that you know exactly what to do to minimize the chances of having to come in for an unplanned visit.
If you have been regular about your dental care and have no concerns then we will typically schedule you with our hygienist for 90 minutes. At this appointment we will also take a full set of X-rays and do a thorough examination. If the health of your mouth and time allows, we will also complete a healthy mouth cleaning called a prophy (prophylaxis). The dentist will come in and review the findings of the hygienist and review the X-rays and photos. If there is any treatment recommended then we will create a treatment plan and explain the next steps.
Medicaid/Dentaquest Patients: We are committed to serving the entirety of our community and have decided to contract with Dentaquest, however, we may schedule the initial appointment a little differently. If you have Dentaquest please make sure that you let our front office team know when you call so that we can book you appropriately. At these appointments we also take a full set of x-rays, photos, and do a comprehensive exam. We take the time to explain any recommended treatment and work with your insurance to make sure that you understand your benefits properly. They can be confusing, so we take the time to ensure you understand the process.
Please complete our New Patient Online Registration before visiting the office. We look forward to meeting you!