New Patient Information
Dr. Anzalone and our staff are dedicated to providing you with the highest-quality periodontal treatment in a friendly and caring environment.
Our friendly staff will see to your every need and will make you feel at home in our office. Dr. Anzalone will get to know you, listen attentively to your goals and concerns, and will conduct a thorough exam to determine the condition of your periodontal health.
Dr. Anzalone uses high-tech diagnostics and conducts a thorough oral examination to achieve an accurate and comprehensive understanding of your periodontal needs.
Full Orientation Package
Immediately after you make an appointment with us, we will send you a new patient package that contains an easy-to-read book written by Dr. Anzalone, a DVD of the doctor welcoming you to our practice, and dental and medical history forms for you to complete. This way you can get to know us before you arrive and get a head start on providing any necessary information.
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Your First Visit & Exam
When you come to our office, you will be warmly greeted by one of our staff who will help you fill out your paperwork. Once this is completed, one of our assistants will bring you back to the treatment area to begin your exam.
One of our friendly staff will help you with your paperwork.
Before your periodontal exam starts, Dr. Anzalone will consult with you about your goals and concerns, and answer any questions. He will also inspect your X-rays and review your medical and dental history.
Detailed Oral Exam
Dr. Anzalone will thoroughly inspect the condition of your teeth and gums. He will note any teeth that are missing or have dental restorations on them already, and will manually check each tooth to see if any are loose.
To determine the extent of any gum disease, he will gently probe the depths of the gum pockets around your teeth. He will also check the amount of gum tissue covering your tooth roots and note any areas of gum recession.
The doctor will additionally conduct a thorough visual and manual inspection of your head, neck and mouth to check for any lesions, unusual growths or signs of oral cancer. Although it is rare to come across any serious situations, an oral cancer screening can detect difficulties before they have a chance to develop into something dangerous. Oral cancer is highly treatable if detected early.
Digital X-rays for Precise Diagnostics
We use digital panoramic X-rays that give a crisp, detailed overview of the entire mouth and jaw area.
We start by taking a digital panoramic X-ray that displays your entire upper and lower teeth and jaws in one comprehensive view. Our digital X-ray equipment emits only a small percentage of the radiation produced by film X-ray machines, and the images are available for viewing in seconds.
Digital X-rays are clearer than conventional film X-rays and can be magnified for close inspection of small areas. Your X-ray image will be immediately uploaded to a monitor in the treatment room for both you and Dr. Anzalone to view.
Custom Treatment Plan
Dr. Anzalone will discuss his findings with you in detail, and will formulate a custom treatment plan to address any concerns. He will explain your options in a way that is easy to understand and will answer all your questions so you know what to expect and can feel at ease about your treatment.
Our friendly staff will help make payment as easy and convenient as possible.
We strive to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the periodontal treatment you need, and offer several payment options for your convenience.
In addition to cash and checks, we accept debit cards, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
We Will Help You With Your Insurance
If you have dental insurance, please bring your policy information with you when you come for your appointment. We will help you determine your level of coverage for the procedures you receive. We will also gladly submit the necessary and appropriate forms to your insurance carrier to help you get the best possible reimbursement for your treatment.
Low Monthly Payment Plans
As a service to our patients, we are pleased to offer CareCredit, North America’s leading healthcare financing program. CareCredit lets you begin your treatment immediately, then pay for it over time with low monthly payments that are easy to fit into your monthly budget. And since CareCredit is a revolving credit line, you can pay down your balance and use it again without having to reapply.
Qualified applicants can receive zero-interest payment plans for up to 24 months, or fixed-interest payment plans ranging from 24 to 60 months.
With CareCredit you can also:
Our financial coordinator will gladly assist you in the application process or give you further information. To fill out an online application, go to www.carecredit.com. You will receive a decision right away.
Featured Patient Experience
“Dr. Anzalone is very nice and takes the time to fully explain what he plans to do. He always called and checked in on me after each surgery. He did a wonderful job. He was able to treat my gum disease and get it cleaned up. There was absolutely no pain. The staff are wonderful and made me feel right at home and at ease. “My experience with Dr. Anzalone and his staff was fabulous. I highly recommend him for all your dental needs.”