First Visit

Your First Visit


Your first visit to Tory Hill Dental is an important time for us to get to know you and for you to get to know us! You will begin to understand all that can be accomplished to benefit your dental health. During this time, we will examine your entire mouth, take any necessary radiographs (X-rays), and work together to make a treatment plan that will move you toward keeping a beautiful smile for a lifetime.

Digital photographs of each tooth will be taken so that you can see exactly what your dentist sees. You will also receive digital radiographs (X-rays) that will give you the highest quality available with the least exposure possible. You can also bring to your appointment previously-taken bitewing X-rays (less than a year old) and large panoramic X-rays (less than three years old). Know that after reviewing those, Dr. Miedema may decide to take more radiographs if he cannot see all that he needs to or if there is an area of concern where he needs more information.

After your initial appointment, you will be scheduled with the hygienist for a professional cleaning. Dr. Miedema will meet with you to provide a presentation of our findings regarding your oral health, including any recommended treatment. This is a perfect time for you to ask any questions and to learn all about your care before we move ahead with your personalized treatment.


Q: What can I expect from my first appointment?

A: During your first appointment, your overall dental and oral health will be assessed with a comprehensive oral evaluation. Upon completion of your medical/dental health form, we will ask you to tell us your goals regarding your smile, teeth, and gums. Digital photos and X-rays will be taken of your teeth to identify areas of decay, cracked teeth, and malfunctioning restorations. Our goal is to preserve as many of your teeth as possible by catching decay in its earliest stages. We will also assess your gums and will recommend the appropriate hygiene treatment for you.

Q: Do you accept new patient referrals?

A: Over the years, patients have given us the compliment of referring family and friends to our practice. Tory Hill Dental’s reputation for excellent dental care depends on two things: our good work and your beautiful smile! Your confidence in our care motivates us to continue to strive for excellence. Thank you for your referrals. Your trust and support are greatly appreciated.


“Love this place! They put you at ease – as soon as you walk in you feel relaxed. Dr. Miedema and his staff are the friendliest, funniest, and nicest people around. Thank you so much for all your great work!”

• Lisa Rancourt

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