Your First Visit to Our Dentist

Finding a dental office that offers a premium level of care is vital to maintaining your overall oral health. Fortunately, our dentist and team at Affordable Dentistry Today are known for their commitment to top-quality dental care services. To ensure you're completely comfortable during your first visit to our dental office in Columbia, Illinois, we've outlined everything you can expect as a new patient, below. 

Appointment Reminders

It can be easy to forget when you scheduled a dental appointment but now we will remind you with an Appointment Reminder via email or text message.  And if it's your first visit, we'll be happy to provide driving directions. Just click on the link below to let us know how you'd like to be contacted. We'll do the rest!

Appointment Reminder Consent Form

Download the release of records consent form.

Records Release Form

Scheduling a Dental Appointment

Many individuals wait until they have a toothache or another dental issue to schedule an appointment. Unfortunately, this mindset can complicate your condition and later require extensive treatment. Visiting our dentist should be scheduled routinely to treat and maintain your oral health. Therefore, after your first visit, it’s recommended to visit our dentist every few months to keep looking and feeling great!


At your first visit to our office, you will need to arrive early to your appointment to fill out our new patient forms. Patient’s also have the option to fill out these forms online, prior to their appointment. If the latter option is more convenient, download the forms using this link:

New Patient Form.

Discuss Symptoms With Our Dentist

It is important to discuss your oral health with our dentist. If you are feeling sensitivity or any discomfort in your mouth, revealing this is recommended to treat the issue before it worsens. 

Discuss Your Daily Dental Routine

In addition to all that has been said above, it is important for you to remember that it is recommended to discuss each and every aspect of your daily dental routine with our team.  Our dentist will be able to provide advice on any areas of your routine that need to be improved. 


During your first visit, x-rays will be conducted by our dentist in order to review the current state of your dental health. Dental imaging provides the more detailed information when establishing the state of your oral health. 

During your first visit to Affordable Dentistry Today, you can expect to be met by a friendly team and a comfortable atmosphere. Schedule your new patient appointment today by calling our Columbia, Illinois-based office at 618-281-9294.