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Here is What to Expect During Your First Visit at Raynald Michel, DDS

Raynald Michel, DDS always welcomes new patients from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and the nearby locations. Sometimes, you may not be from around, but you need emergency dental care —you are still welcome in our practice! Whether you are here for a routine exam, emergency, or other treatment, we are 100% committed to making your first visit comfortable and seamless. 

What to expect during your first visit

When you arrive, you’ll be warmly welcomed by our friendly front office team. After an introductory conversation, we’ll ask you to complete the necessary paperwork to understand your medical history, current medications, concerns, goals, etc. We encourage new patients to arrive at least 15 minutes before their appointment to complete the necessary paperwork. Alternatively, for a smoother appointment experience, please fill out our online patient forms in advance. 

The next step is a comprehensive exam to look for signs of gum disease, dental decay, faulty dental work, etc. A dental exam is nothing to worry about—it’s fast and painless. During an exam, the dentist uses an intraoral camera to inspect your teeth, gums, and other oral structures for potential problems. We also use dental X-rays to unearth dental problems beneath the gum line.

Based on your exams, we’ll determine the type of cleaning required. A standard dental cleaning will be recommended if you don’t have periodontal disease. Otherwise, you may need deep teeth cleaning (scaling and root planing).

After your exam and cleaning, we’ll discuss whether you need further treatments. We’ll present you with treatment options and cost estimates to make an informed decision.

Our dental care services

Our office offers several dental care services to ensure all your needs are cared for in one location. Some of the services you may be interested in include:

  • General dental care, such as cavity treatment, root canals, extractions, and mouthguards
  • Cosmetic dentistry, including porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, Six Month Smiles, etc.
  • Restorative dentistry, like dental implants, crowns, bridges, and dentures

Our office has invested in the latest dental technology to make your dental experience comfortable and convenient. Some technologies you can enjoy in our office include digital radiographs, intraoral cameras, laser dentistry, and rotary endodontics.

Payment information you should know about 

We make payments as seamless as possible to ensure you enjoy dental care uninterrupted. We accept cash, checks, and credit and debit cards as forms of payment. We also gladly work with numerous dental insurance plans and help you to maximize your benefits.

Don’t have insurance? No problem! We accept financing options from CareCredit and LendingClub to ensure you cover your treatments with manageable interest-free monthly payments rather than paying everything upfront.

Schedule an appointment today!

Looking for a trusted family dentist in Fort Lauderdale, FL? Please call (954) 573-2500 to reserve an appointment with Raynald Michel, DDS. We can’t wait to take care of you and your family.