Patient Forms, Map and Directions to Grand Forks Office
Your first visit to Steven M. Erlandson, DDS establishes a vital foundation for our relationship with you. During the first visit, we make sure to obtain important background information, like your medical history, and give you time to get to know your doctor. To understand what to expect for your first visit to our practice, 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 even save some time at your first visit by printing out and completing the patient forms in advance of your appointment.
At our office, we ensure that patients receive the most advanced dental care. Our office regularly attends seminars and conferences devoted to new treatments, new technologies and excellent patient care practices. With patient care as our top priority, this is our commitment to you.
You may access the following forms to assist us with your care. Please complete the following forms and click the submit button at the bottom of the form:
**We are committed to keeping your personal information secure. All of our online forms are submitted via a secure connection and are HIPAA compliant.
Thank you for choosing our office for all your dental needs. We have created a comfortable environment where you can feel confident in the level of dental care you receive.
What to Expect at Your First Visit
During your first visit, our objective is to get to know you better, to become familiar with your past dental experiences and to establish a treatment plan that will best meet your current desires. When you arrive for your first visit, please be prepared to complete all insurance and health information forms.
Also, please assist us by providing the following information:
- Any panoramic X-ray taken within the past six months.
- If you have dental insurance, please bring your insurance card. This will enable us to give you an estimate of your costs.
Your initial exam will last approximately one hour. Your doctor will perform a thorough exam. In most cases, we will also clean your teeth. Generally, X-rays will be taken, allowing your doctor to examine your mouth for teeth decay, periodontal problems, jaw problems and any signs of oral cancer. These diagnostic records will help your doctor provide an evaluation outlining any existing dental problems and proposed treatment. We encourage you to ask questions. We'll be glad to discuss any concerns you may have.
We believe that good dental care begins with open communication. We promise to speak candidly with you about our diagnosis and recommendations, any alternative treatments, and any symptoms present that may require treatment from a specialist. Working together, we can achieve a true partnership, with one common goal – keeping your smile beautiful and your teeth, gums and jaw joints healthy!