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Your first visit to Kimberly Chapman, D.D.S. establishes a vital foundation for our relationship with you. During the first visit we make sure to obtain important background information such as your medical history, give you time to get to know your doctor, and allow Dr. Chapman to get to know you and your specific goals or concerns.
PARENTS: Bringing your little one in for their first dental visit? Click here for a cartoon video of, "Dudley the Dinosaur's First Trip to the Dentist" for your child to watch before coming in!
To understand what to expect for your first visit to our practice, please read through this page. You'll find all the practical information you need, such as a map and directions to our office, practice hours, payment policies and more. There's also background information about our committed staff and our first visit procedures. You can even save some time at your first visit by printing out and completing the patient forms in advance of your appointment.
Our purpose is to improve your quality of life, and do so in a compassionate, comprehensive, holistic approach while using the latest scientific findings and current technologies.
To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:
- Listening to those we are privileged to serve.
- Earn the trust and respect of patients, profession and community.
- Exceed your expectations.
- Ensure a creative, challenging and compassionate professional environment.
- Strive for continuous improvement at all levels.
Dr. Chapman has been voted one of Seattle's Top Dentists for 6 consectuive years including 2015, and has an A+ rating on Angie's List.
Patient Forms and ID
Please bring a valid driver's license or government issued photo ID to your initial vist. If you have a dental benefit or insurance plan, please bring the appropriate card for confirmation of your plans specific coverages and guidelines.
Please print out and complete these forms prior to your visit, and bring them with you:
- Patient Information
- Commitments and Requests
- Financial Arrangements
- New Patient X-rays
- Acknowledgement of Privacy Practices
- Notice of Privacy Practices - (you are not required to print this, just view if you'd like)
- Authorization to Release Healthcare Information
* Please note - Becoming a new patient in our office almost always requires that a complete set (full mouth series, or 'FMX' with 18 images) of radiographs be taken. We are committed to providing you with the highest standards of care, and when we're taking responsibility for providing you with a complete examination and diagnosis, we need to have complete information. These full mouth radiographs show the anatomy of each tooth in detail, as well as what is above and below teeth in the bone, sinuses, and nerves. Bitewing radiographs only show the top portions and only on some of your back teeth, so they are not sufficient to provide a complete examination necessary for a new patient.
Radiographs coming from your last dental office may not be current, may be incomplete (as in just bitewings), or may be unreadable within a different software system. Your full set of radiographs are taken once every 3-5 years, or after significant changes have taken place such as extensive treatment or health changes.
If you have a dental benefit plan and we are informed that the plan will not provide benefits for this, we will let you know what your anticipated payment will be. The ballpark range for full mouth radiographs is somewhere between $80-$100, but the details will be affected by your particular plan if you have one.
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What To Expect
Being well-prepared for your appointment will ensure that the doctor and staff have all of the needed information to provide the best possible care for you. It also will help relieve any unnecessary anxiety you may be feeling. Educate yourself on your symptoms by reviewing the content on this Web site. Also, take some time to review our Meet the Dr. page and familiarize yourself with the doctor. We look forward to your first visit.
When you arrive, you will get to meet our front office staff first. They will enter your information from your completed paperwork, and confirm dental benefits or insurance plan guidelines. Next you will be escorted into a private consultation room so that you and Dr. Chapman can review your private health history, discuss specific concerns or problems you may be experiencing, and what you overall goals are for your oral health. After this is completed, you will be given a tour of the office and seated in an exam room where any necessary xrays will be taken.
Dr. Chapman will review the xrays along side you, evaluating all prior restorations, and ensuring all teeth, bone, nerve and sinus anatomy is normal. An oral cancer screening will be performed for all patients, and a jaw joint, head and neck examination as well. At this point, Dr. Chapman will begin looking visually and exploring each tooth one by one. Full color intraoral photographs will be taken, and some if not all of these will be reviewed with you.
If you have conditions that only require limited treatment, Dr. Chapman may be able to review all of the photos with you on the same day. If you have more extensive treatment needs, then additional time will be needed for Dr. Chapman to develop a plan that matches your stated goals. She will spend additional time reviewing your xrays and photos and put together a Review of Findings for you. At your next appointment and before starting on the first phase of treatment, you and Dr. Chapman will meet briefly to review all of your photos and xrays together and go over your Review Of Findings, which is a 4 page document. It is customized and specifically tailored to you and you alone, and is yours to take home.