Our practice is committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, and state-of-the-art dental care. We understand that you, or your child, may feel anxious about visiting the dentist; you are not alone, and our practice puts forth an extra effort to make sure that you are comfortable and happy every time you visit our practice. We are sensitive to your needs as a patient; you can always count on receiving individual attention from our doctor and staff.

Your first visit is all about you – your comfort, your happiness, and your dental health.

Your first visit with Dr. Rich includes:

  • A review of your complete dental and medical history forms.
  • Complete X-rays of your teeth and mouth.
  • An oral exam – One of our Dental Hygienists will clean and polish your teeth, make sure your teeth and gums are healthy, and perform a preliminary check for any potential cavities or early signs of oral cancer.

Once Dr. Rich has reviewed the Dental Hygienists findings, your dental and medical health history forms, and completed your dental exam, he will discuss with you in detail any additional dental treatments you, or your child, may need. During this time Dr. Rich will also answer any questions you may have. Dr. Rich and his staff welcome questions at any time during any appointment. We always appreciate your interest in what we are doing and why.

Bring your smile; but also remember to bring these things with you to your first dental appointment:

Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining your healthy smile!

No matter what your age, visiting the dentist on a regular basis will help keep your teeth and gums healthy, and your smile bright!

The American Dental Association recommends that you, and your child, visit the dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings; and, we would love to see you here every six months to make sure that your smile is staying healthy!

We understand that you have a busy schedule, so while we like to make sure your appointments are informative, we also like to make sure they don’t stop you from doing the things you love! When preparing to visit our office for the first time, please know that your appointment can last from one to two hours.

Most of our patients prefer to pre-appoint for their next visit before they leave, so as to reserve the time and day that usually works best for them. You will receive a courtesy phone call as your appointment day approaches, an email and even a text message just a couple of hours before your appointment if you wish. Of course, you may call us anytime at 253-939-6900 to schedule an appointment if you have not reserved one previously.

CareCredit, a GE Money Company, gives you convenient payment options so you can get the procedure you want, when you want it.