First Visit

 

Doctors Houck, Smith, and Johnson and staff are committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, high-quality dental care. We understand that you, or your child, may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. We are sensitive to your needs, and it is our goal to make you feel comfortable visiting our practice while providing the best care possible.

YOUR FIRST VISIT IS ALL ABOUT YOU – YOUR COMFORT, YOUR HAPPINESS, AND YOUR HEALTH.

Your initial appointment usually will consist of an examination and review of your treatment options. Usually, treatment can be done or started the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
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BRING YOUR SMILE, BUT ALSO REMEMBER TO BRING THESE WITH YOU TO YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT:

  • Any x-rays taken by a previous dentist, if applicable.
  • A list of medications you are presently taking.
  • If you have dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.

IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to treatment (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.)

X-RAYS

If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional x-rays are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.

REGULAR CHECKUPS ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF MAINTAINING A HEALTHY SMILE!

The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

We understand that you have a busy schedule, so when you’re preparing to visit the dentist, please remember that your appointments can last between 45 and 90 minutes.

Call India Hook Dental Care at 803-832-2604 to schedule an appointment with our team

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"Very Professional and caring service. I have been a patient for several years now. Every time I need help, the staff here is very quick and understanding of my needs. I really love how the technique is always painless for me. The doctors here are the best and are surrounded by a great staff." -Danny P.
"My wife and I have had the most safe, positive, pleasurable care at India Hook Dental Care. Not only are the doctors very caring and professional, but their staff also has the greatest demeanor and professional treatment of clients. We will recommend India Hook Dental Care to all our friends and acquaintances, especially those with children and there first time experience visiting a dentist." -Tony S.
"The BEST dentistry EVER! From the moment you walk in you are greeted with beautiful smiles and wonderful attitudes! I look forward to all my dental appointments because of the positive family atmosphere!!! I would definitely recommend this business to any and everybody!" -Toni H.
"Great Dental Practice. This office provides excellent dental service. The staff is very professional and friendly. They also offer hours that accommodate my schedule. I had an early appointment, and did not have much time before needing to go to work. They understood and value my time, and I was able to get to my job on time." -Tim D.
"I was very impressed with my first visit. Everything was explained in detail to me. I was comfortable and at ease with the friendly staff. I am happy that I was referred to India Hook and will refer others as well. Even though it's about 45 minutes away from where I live, it's worth the trip. I look forward to my next visit." -Kadian D.
"Coming into this office is more than "coming to the dentist". It is like walking into a family member's home whom you haven't seen for a while." -Lynne T.