Your First Visit

Your First Visit

A visit to the dentist can put you on a path towards a beautiful smile and good oral health. Taking care of any problems today will help you avoid serious and expensive health issues down the road. That’s why at Western New York Dental Group, we are here to help you have a convenient, stress-free experience during your first visit and every visit thereafter!

What to Bring

  • Your current dental insurance card.
  • Legal photo ID
  • Completed patient registration forms; you can find them here. It’s always good to arrive a few minutes early to your first appointment to take care of the forms.
  • X-rays (if applicable). X-rays from a previous dentist or physician can be forwarded to our office.
  • A list of your current medications.

What to Expect

  • When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by our front office staff. They will review your forms and discuss the reasons for your visit.
  • Your initial appointment typically includes a comprehensive review of your dental needs and concerns, a review of your health history, and an exam by your dentist. In most instances, your initial appointment also includes a dental cleaning with your dental hygienist. Additional treatment may be scheduled for a future date. This careful approach allows us to properly diagnose and thoughtfully plan any needed procedures.

Dental History, Cleaning, and Examination

  • When it’s time for your appointment, you’ll be taken to an exam room. You will meet your hygienist, who will review your dental needs and concerns, and your health history. He or she will evaluate and chart your existing restorations and gum/bone support, review any x-rays, conduct a head and neck exam, and perform an oral cancer screening.
  • If gum disease isn’t an issue, you’ll receive a dental cleaning. We will also take a new set of x-rays if needed.
  • You will then meet the dentist, who will perform an examination, including:
    • A tooth-by-tooth check for decay.
    • An oral cancer screening.
    • An assessment of periodontal (gum) health.
    • A bite evaluation.

The dentist will discuss your current oral health status, as well as your short-term and long-term dental goals. He or she will explain any recommended treatments and answer any questions you have. Additional treatment may be performed the same day.

Our Dental Offices Near You

Western New York Dental Group Holland

9 North Main Street Holland NY 14080 (716) 537-2211

Western New York Dental Group Hamburg

5907 South Park Avenue Hamburg NY 14075 (716) 646-3912

Western New York Dental Group Blasdell

3860 McKinley Parkway Suite 200 Blasdell NY 14219 (716) 649-1307

Western New York Dental Group Orchard Park

3326 Southwestern Blvd Orchard Park NY 14127 (716) 677-4255
Fax (716) 677-4358
Orthodontics (716) 343-0847
Pediatrics 716-209-3331

Western New York Dental Group West Seneca

800 Harlem Road Suite 400 West Seneca NY 14224 716-824-5857

Western New York Dental Group Depew

6350 Transit Road Depew NY 14043 Main (716) 206-0718
Fax (716) 206-0728
Orthodontics (716) 343-0847

Western New York Dental Group Buffalo Main St

2121 Main St Suite 310 Buffalo NY 14214 (716) 832-3108

Western New York Dental Group Buffalo Delaware Ave

2290 Delaware Ave Suite 300 Buffalo NY 14216 (716) 885-1905

Western New York Dental Group Henrietta: Jefferson Road

1300 Jefferson Road Suite 300 Rochester NY 14623 (585) 625-1250

Western New York Dental Group Williamsville - Youngs Rd

1020 Youngs Road Suite 100, Youngs Center Williamsville NY 14221 716-636-1600
716-636-2595
Pediatrics 716-209-3331

Western New York Dental Group Brighton: Oral Surgery/Endodontics

2024 W. Henrietta Road Suite 5J Rochester NY 14623 (585) 292-1270

Western New York Dental Group Hopkins (formerly Dr.Steven Stern)

867 Hopkins Road Williamsville NY 14221 (716) 688-9639
Fax (716) 688-9698

Western New York Dental Group Getzville

2430 N Forest Rd Suite 200 Getzville NY 14068 (716) 636-8686
Orthodontics (716) 343-0847

Western New York Dental Group Penfield

43 Willow Pond Way Suites 107 & 112 Penfield NY 14526 585-421-8168

Western New York Dental Group Gates

2300 Buffalo Road Building 400 Rochester NY 14624 585-426-3020


Western New York Dental Group Tonawanda

88 Niagara Street Tonawanda NY 14150 (716) 343-6711

Western New York Dental Group Greece

1524 Ridge Road West Stoneridge Plaza Rochester NY 14615 Main (585) 865-2200

Orthodontics (585) 510-6353

Western New York Dental Group Webster

980 Ridge Road Webster NY 14580 Main (585) 667-1000

Western New York Dental Group Greece (Long Pond)

1100 Long Pond Road Suite 115 Rochester NY 14626 585-225-7790

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What Our Patients Say

  • What a team! From the reception staff to the hygienists to the doctors, everyone is warm welcoming and outstanding customer service. Building is clean and organized. They don't shame you but instead educate you on dental health. All in all, the best dentist office I have ever gone to and I won't be changing any time soon!

    Elizabeth K.

    NY

  • I'll make it short and sweet. The staff has been absolutely phenomenal, they're always quick to get me in, and I've never had a better experience anywhere else. They have two concerns, my comfort (both physical and mental) and my teeth, and it's in that order. Don't go anywhere else, if you do you're missing out

    Joshua K.

    NY

  • Love this office! Very friendly, professional Staff. My kids love the waiting area. Excellent care!

    Holly N.

    NY

  • Out of all the dentists that take my insurance, they were the only who would get me in within 24 hours for an emergency. All the rest said 3 weeks to month. I have dental anxiety but not the traditional fear of pain and needles kind. The kind that stems from over 30 years of having dental problems and no dentist ever listening to me and taking me seriously. So, I've given up. But, already in just one visit, WNY Dental has been different. I don't expect a miracle, and even if in the end, It's ....

    Amy L.

    NY

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