What can I expect?

We at Life Smiles family dentistry in Plymouth, MN, want to make every effort to make your first visit comfortable and stress free.

If we can help you with directions, please let us know.  It is helpful to arrive a few minutes early to take care of paperwork and familiarize yourself with the office.  The Patient Coordinator will ask you for your photo ID and insurance information.  If you have not previously completed the New Patient packet, you will be asked to do so at this time. 

If you previously provided us with your dental insurance, your benefits will have been verified for you. We welcome patients with or without dental insurance at Life Smiles.

One of our dental assistants will accompany you to a treatment room, where you will meet Dr. Geisler.  She will review your medical and dental histories, recommend films be taken as needed, and complete a comprehensive exam of your teeth, gums, oral tissues, as well as provide an oral cancer screening.  Photos of your teeth are taken and are shown to you on a TV screen.  The treatment plan will be explained to you, with ample opportunity for you to ask questions.  Dr. Geisler allows an hour for this appointment, so no one feels rushed. 

After you have completed your time with Dr. Geisler, you will have a chance to speak with the patient coordinator about the fees for the recommended treatment.  An estimate of your insurance benefit will be provided for your review.  We give our best estimate based on the benefit information that was provided to us.  Your future appointment can be scheduled at this time. 

Our team is very knowledgeable about dentistry.  We are available to answer questions about your dental treatment or your dental benefits.  Comprehensive care is the preferred way that we care for our patients.