First Visit

First Visit Expectations

Below is an overview of what you can expect during your first visit to Maria Kim, DMD.

Your first visit is not only about our team getting to know you, but also about you getting to know our team. We encourage our patients to ask questions and express any concerns. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your visit exceptional! 

Certain medical conditions can influence your treatment plan, so you will be asked to list your medications and their dosages (including vitamins and supplements). 

Next, we will perform a comprehensive oral exam that may include x-rays and a non-invasive oral cancer screening. We also use an iTero scanner to make a real time 3d digital model of your teeth. If no signs of periodontal disease are present, you will have a routine cleaning. If we notice signs of periodontal disease, we may reschedule the cleaning portion of your visit to allow for more time. 

Once your exam is complete, Dr. Kim will talk with you about her findings. Together you can create a healthy, effective treatment plan that best meets your dental and personal requirements. We can prioritize and stagger your treatments to give you a smile you deserve in a timeframe you can afford.

Finally, we want you to know we will go above and beyond to make you feel relaxed and safe. Not only is your physical comfort important to us, but your emotional well-being is, too.

Financial and Insurance Information 

We want to help you receive the dental care you deserve. We discuss all cost and payment options with you to make sure you are comfortable with your treatment plan and to answer any questions you have prior to the start treatment. You will never have surprises when it comes to your bill. 

Dental Insurance 

We want you to get the most out of your budget, so we work with your insurance provider as a fee-for-service office to ensure you get the best coverage available.

If you need assistance, or have questions about your insurance policies or claims, our staff is knowledgeable and always available to help you. 

Please inform us if there have been any changes to your coverage. We strive to be as accurate as possible with your insurance!

No Insurance? No Problem!

Our office understands how difficult dealing with dental insurance can be. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, our office partnered with Kleer to offer uninsured patients an alternative to dental insurance that is easy to use and understand. 

Popular Payment Options 

We accept cash, checks and most major credit cards and work with CareCredit, so you can get the care you need when you need it.