Patient Forms, Map and Directions to our Jeffersontown Dental Office
Your first visit to Berger Family Dental involves a few special steps so that we can get to know you. To understand what to expect, please read through this page. You'll find all the practical information you need, such as a map and directions to our office, practice hours, payment policies and more. There's also background information about our committed staff and our first visit procedures. You can also save some time by printing out and completing the patient forms in advance of your appointment, and making a list of your medications and the conditions you take them for, as well as listing the dates of any surgeries you have had.
Our practice is working together to realize a shared vision of uncompromising excellence in dentistry- one happy patient at a time! We understand that you have many choices in Louisville and Jeffersontown for dentistry and many are in larger and more corporate office settings. We want to earn your business and your referrals in a little smaller, more personal atmosphere to provide you, your family, and friends enjoyable dental experiences and to become not only your dental office, but also your friends.
To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:
- Listening to the needs and goals of those we are privileged to serve and strive to eliminate barriers to meet those needs.
- Earn the trust and respect of our patients, profession and community.
- Exceed your expectations, while building lasting relationships.
- Ensure a safe, fun, and compassionate professional environment.
- Strive for continuous improvement at all levels to earn the title of your Dental Home, and earn your praise and word of mouth referrals to friends and family for fabulous dental experiences.
Please print and fill out these forms so we can expedite your first visit:
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What To Expect
Being well-prepared for your appointment will ensure that the doctor has all of the needed information to provide the best possible care for you. It also will help relieve any unnecessary anxiety you may be feeling. Educate yourself on your symptoms by reviewing the content on this Web site. Also, take some time to review our staff page and familiarize yourself with the doctor. Don't forget to Find and Bring your Dental Insurance Card and or Verify from your HR department that you have active coverage and the name and information of the insurance company. And don't forget to fill out the new patient forms and bring them in or arrive about 15 minutes before your appointment to fill out any paperwork we may still need from you.
Medications and Medical conditions and Surgeries, Physician's Phone numbers:
Please make a list of all your medications and dosages and what medical conditions you take them for and bring it to the appointment. Check with your physician if you have had any recent heart surgery within the last 6 months or have ever had any heart valve surgery, to be sure you are healthy enough for dental visits and to see if you should take a prescription antibiotic to premedicate for your heart conditions prior to your dental visits. Don't go off of any of your medications without your Physician's approval as many times the dentist doesn't require it. We also need to know the dates of any joint replacement surgeries you may have had to be sure if we need to premedicate you with antibiotics like we do for certain heart conditions. We usually require antibiotic premedication for joint replacements within 2 years of the dental visit, and we need to know any and all antibiotics and other medications you have ever been allergic to.
There are a few different ways we like to bring new patients into the office for appointments:
A New Patient Comprehensive Examination is for when you have not had a cleaning in a while or you have some minor concerns or a lot of major concerns, such as painful or broken teeth in many areas of your mouth, and we will provide a number of xrays as needed to diagnose and a detailed examination and discussion on the health of your teeth and gums and your options to restore them.
A Limited Examination is needed if you have a problem come up between cleanings or want us to focus on one or two teeth, maybe an emergency - severe pain or broken tooth, or sensitive area, in which case we'll spend our time and focus on the specific problem area and hopefully provide some treatment to help you feel better.
A Periodic Exam is when you are here for your regular 6 month checkup and cleaning. We will do our best to work you in for any needed treatment for problems you have while you are here for the cleaning, if it's convenient for you, but we also want to respect the time of our other patients already scheduled as well.
We hope you find all the information you need on our site, and we look forward to your first visit with us at Berger Family Dental!