Your First Dental Appointment

Getting Started

Not knowing what to expect when you go to the dentist is a large part of why some patients experience dental anxiety or dental phobia. Getting ready for your first appointment at The Healthy Smile dental center in Bay Village, OH, doesn’t have to be nerve-racking. Instead, consider that our dental office mission is to ensure patients are comfortable in our calm environment, cared for by dentists who employ the latest technology to detect and treat dental conditions. The treatment plans we develop only include those services you most require, without the hard-sell other offices might employ to perform unnecessary procedures.

Preparing for Your First Visit

Prepare for your first visit to our dental office by scheduling an appointment time that both accommodates your schedule and allows our dentists to perform all of your necessary procedures without your needing to run out to your next commitment.

Next, download our new patient registration forms from the buttons below and fill them out ahead of time to save spending extra time in our office. Once done with those forms, you can fax or mail them to our office or simply bring them along to your appointment. You can also bring prior dental records and imaging for your first visit.

Finally, explore your payment options with our expert staff so you aren’t caught off-guard during your appointment. We accept many different dental plans, cash, credit or debit cards, as well as CareCredit accounts. We can also work to set you up with a payment plan you can truly afford.

What to Expect During Your First Visit

As a new patient of The Healthy Smile in Bay Village, some of the experiences you’ll have during your first visit will include an overall inspection of your teeth, teeth cleaning, imaging and creation of a treatment plan to address any deficiencies. Our staff members will help you with answers to your various questions during your time in our office, ensuring you understand what is being done and why certain treatments are suggested. You’ll likely encounter our office staff, a dental hygienist, an X-ray technologist, and the dentist.

The Procedure of Your First Appointment

Your first appointment at our dental center will be a thorough examination of your current oral health including your mouth, gums and teeth. Between measurements, X-rays and visual checks, we’ll be able to spot dental issues at the earliest stages.

You can expect:

  • A comprehensive interview with Dr. Gross
  • A thorough medical and dental history to be taken
  • A visual examination of all teeth & gums to be conducted
  • A measuring of the spaces between your teeth and gums to be completed
  • X-rays (if necessary)
  • An assessment of your bite & a check for TMJ & of your associated muscles
  • An assessment of your tooth wear will be performed
  • An oral cancer examination
  •  A tooth decay check will be performed

Financial Considerations

We will be more than happy to submit all insurance forms for you and help you recover the most from your benefits. To book an appointment or to see a comprehensive list of accepted insurances visit our ZocDoc profile. We know that sometimes dental procedures can get expensive. Therefore, we do everything we can to help you afford the treatment you need and want.

For patients who require major work, a complete payment plan is designed with an appropriate payment schedule. Forms of payment accepted by the office are check, cash, or any major credit card. Financing is available, so please make sure to ask our receptionist for details.


If you are unable to keep an appointment, we request that you kindly provide us with at least 24 hours notice. We ask for this advance notice so that we can offer this appointment to another patient. A fee may be charged if a patient does not show up for an appointment without sufficient notice.

The Offices of The Healthy Smile - Bay Village Dentist

Our offices have been specially designed to be calming and relaxing, making your visit to the Healthy Smile as pleasant and pain free as possible. From our comfortable waiting lounge with high-definition television and wireless internet, to our complimentary water bar, your comfort is our main concern. We are currently in the process of adding additional spa-like extras for your pleasure.

We utilize state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to diagnose, treat and get you on your way with a minimum of time and expense. Our staff is friendly, caring and always available to answer any questions or concerns you might have.

Arrange Your First Visit Today

New patients can contact The Healthy Smile dental center in Bay Village by dialing 440-892-1810 or completing our online form to request an appointment.

In order to accommodate your scheduling needs, we offer many different hours of availability, including during the workday, early morning and early evening times.

We are located at 27239 Wolf Road in Bay Village, near the Subway and Walgreens.

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