Preparing For Your First Visit

Your Anchorage Dentist Team

Welcome to your first visit at Alaska Dental Group! We are delighted to be working with you to create a better smile. Our primary doctor Dr. Latteier can provide quality general dental treatments, such as teeth cleanings and fillings as well as specialty treatments including root canals and implant placement.

Our prosthodontist, Dr. Mark McLean, specializes in adult treatments including dental crowns, bridges, and implants. We even offer cosmetic dentistry treatments for patients in need of teeth whitening, dentures and partials. Our staff provides a comfortable and pleasant office environment for you every day. Feel free to relax and unwind as you receive our top-of-the-line dental treatments!

What To Expect At Your Initial Exam

Your initial exam will last approximately one hour and 30 minutes. We will provide you with oral hygiene instructions along with suggestions to help you care for your teeth.

In most cases, we will also clean your teeth on this visit and provide an evaluation that will outline your existing dental problems and proposed treatment.

Please Bring Your Insurance & Health Forms

When you arrive for your first visit, please be prepared to complete all insurance and health information forms that will allow us to begin your dental treatment. We will ask you to fill out several forms that will get you acquainted with our office. Or if you prefer you can find the forms here on our website and fill them out before your appointment.

Information About First Pediatric Dental Visits

By doing the following, we will make the first pediatric dentist visit as positive and enjoyable for your child as possible:
We will help your child get familiar with our doctors and staff in order to make him or her feel comfortable at all times. A pleasant, comfortable first visit builds trust and helps put the child at ease during future dental visits. Let the child know that the doctors and staff will explain everything in detail and will answer any questions he/she has.

Children should be encouraged to discuss any fears or anxiety they feel. We are experienced in dealing with children with anxiety and can explain treatment procedures in a positive and pleasant manner to avoid any anxious or negative feelings toward dentistry.

We will record the child’s dental and medical history, complete a comprehensive examination and discuss any findings with you. With our good dental health program, we help your child achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile for life!

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