What to Expect at Your First Visit


Be sure to have your forms submitted, and any current x-rays sent to our office at least 24 hours before your appointment. It will greatly enhance the timeliness of your new patient exam.

Upon arrival you will be welcomed by our front desk staff.

Whenever possible, the doctor prefers to meet new patients in our pleasant consult room for the purpose of getting to know each other a bit prior to your exam. A professional dental auxiliary will ask you for any concerns and/or desires you have regarding your dental health and care before escorting you to an exam room.

During the exam process we will gather information via visual exam, digital x-ray images, intraoral and extraoral photographs, and quite possibly a CBCT scan to render 3D models of your teeth. We use the latest technology to provide you with the highest quality care available today.

We believe all patients should have choices in their dental care and health. We will provide you with options to help you choose which level of care you desire. Sometimes this requires a follow-up consultation with the doctor and patient care coordinator.

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New Patient FAQ

Will my insurance cover x-rays?

Most insurance policies cover x-rays. Check your policy for time limitations, as every policy is different. Also check with your previous dentist to see if you have any current x-rays on file.

Why do I need to have a panoramic x-ray?

Good question. It allows the doctor to see all of your upper and lower jawbones and teeth, and many other potential problems. Without it we cannot thoroughly evaluate your dental health.

Am I getting a cleaning today?

If you have been having regular dental visits it is likely you can be seen by the hygienist the same day of your exam. If you have not had regular care we will do only your full exam at the first visit.

Do you offer whitening?

Yes, we offer a full line of whitening products and services. We will help you decide what suits your needs or desires.

Can you help me with my dental care anxiety?

Yes! Dr. Adams is board certified to perform sedation. We offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to moderate sedation.

Do you have bears?!?

Occasionally black bear(s) do show up, outside! It is always a treat to see them!
   

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Wall of Smiles

In our office, you will find our gallery wall full of happy, smiling patients.
Click on a thumbnail image to start the photo gallery.

Our Dental Services

Click to view more about our full list of dental services: 
DENTAL SERVICES
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Sedative Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
    • Veneers
    • Teeth Whitening
    • Tooth Colored Fillings
  • CEREC
  • Implant Dentistry
  • Oral Surgery
  • Air Abrasion
  • Digital X-Rays
  • Gum Disease
  • Root Canals
  • Partial Dentures
Kind words from our current patients

Dear Steven,

We have had the distinct pleasure of treating your patient of many years Mrs. Marion Stoneman! She lives in Gainesville now. I am writing to give you highest commendations about the extraordinary quality of your dental treatment of your patients as evidenced by the truly beautiful and excellent care in her mouth!

Much future success to you.

Ronald Gadbois, DDS, P.C., Northeast Georgia General

First, I want to say that I was terrified about Dr. Adams recommendation that I get mini implants because I thought the material/metal from the implants would affect my health. I was totally wrong about what I thought. The procedure for getting the implants was not bad at all. I think what helped me through it was the care of the team of dental professionals... The mini implants secure my bottom denture so well and I can’t feel they are in my mouth. I don’t have to worry about my bottom denture coming loose or out because I can eat anything I want and not worry about being embarrassed...

I am very, very happy with the mini implants and highly recommend them, especially if your dentist tells you that he/she recommends them for you. I get so many compliments on my beautiful smile!!!

Deborah Smith

When I walked into your office for my first visit, I didn't realize that the quality of my life was going to improve to the extent it has... It's been about six months since all the work was completed and I couldn't be more pleased with the result. I've got my smile back and have no difficulty chewing anything. I want to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for making the experience a positive one.

E. McElhinney

Due to terrible experiences at previous dentists, I had neglected to visit a dentist for more years than I care to admit. Dr. Adams didn't give me a hard time about it. We devised an action plan to get me back into shape and Dr. Adams and his staff took good care of me. Dr. Adams helped me conquer my fear of the dentist, and I didn't think that could ever happen. I have referred four people to Dr. Adams and they are now loyal customers of his. My apologies, however, to their previous dentists.

T. Burns

Dr. Adams: An excellent, caring and professional doing state of the art dentistry.

Dental Assistants: Dedicated to making your procedure efficient and as painless as possible.

Office Staff: Making sure all business matters, appointments, etc, are handled competently.

Location: Superb facilities, friendly people, and did I mention the view!

Results: First class positive outcome... to brag about!

Lou Stauffer

To: Dr. Steven Adams & all the staff,

It is with the greatest respect and awe for what you do that I offer my heartfelt thanks for the help you gave me at a time when I was very ill and in excruciating pain and I needed you most. I have found, within the last 10 years, that a dentist who will help a new patient, at a moment's notice, is a most elusive animal! I was astounded as well as deeply relieved to find that without hesitation, you and your staff welcomed me into your most capable care. With that act of kindness you have renewed my faith in the oral/dental field of medicine and it's ability to care for the patient without first thinking of fiscal/monetary gain or compensation.

Again, please accept my deepest thanks and gratitude to you all!

B. Merrill (a most satisfied patient)

My friends,

The work you did for an elderly person, me, over these past days was superb. I want you to know that your care and skills were without peer. Thank you, Doctor Steve, and each of the fine staff who attended me over the past few days. All of you have treated me with dignity, care and concern over many years. You deserve all accolades, more than I can express.

So, thank you again for making me whole.

Jim Tyson

"You have restored my trust in dental care. You and your staff have been so understanding and caring."
- D.K. LEWIS

"I thought I had a good dentist before, and didn't know that there was better care until I experienced it."
- K. HOLDSWORTH

"Thank you for going the extra mile to fix my dentures. So far they are doing fine with the new reline."
- F. ESKEW

PATIENT TESTIMONIALS