First Visit and New Patient Dental Exam

A new patient checking in at the front desk of a dental office.

You will always receive a warm welcome when you visit our practice.

Knowledgeable and Friendly Dental Care

Dental assistant handing a new patient a bottle of water.

Our friendly staff will treat you with care from the moment you walk in.

We are dedicated to providing you the highest quality service in a caring and friendly environment. We ensure this occurs from the moment you first contact our office, and at your initial dental exam.

When you come for your new patient dental exam, you will be greeted by our warm and attentive staff who will make sure your dentist appointment is pleasant and efficient.

Your New Patient Exam

One of our friendly staff will help you complete your initial new patient dental exam paperwork and will answer any of your questions. You will then be taken to a treatment room, where one of our clinical staff will interview you about your health and teeth history, what dentistry issues you want to address, including any concerns you may have.

Digital X-rays

A patient in a dental chair being given an x ray by a dentist.

Digital X-rays emit far less radiation than conventional film X-rays.

We start the new patient diagnostics by taking digital X-rays of your teeth. Our digital X-ray machines use only a fraction of the radiation emitted by traditional X-ray equipment. The images are much clearer than film X- rays and are available in seconds.

We will take teeth X-rays of each section of your bite. Depending on the circumstances, we will also take a panoramic X-ray of your whole mouth.

Cone beam 3D CT scanner

When needed, our dental professionals will use our cone beam 3D CT scanner to obtain a 3D 360° picture of your skull, teeth, and jawbone. These 3D images can be viewed from any angle and magnified for detailed inspection. The doctors use these 3D views to detect certain infections, to plan out any bone grafting needed to rebuild support for your teeth, and to determine precisely where to place dental implants.

Comprehensive exam and education

Dental doctor going over dental x rays with a new patient.

Dr. Rubino is very thorough when explaining what needs to be done.

Your doctor will conduct a comprehensive examination and will really listen to your dental goals and concerns. Patients often comment on how friendly and caring our doctors are and how this puts them at ease.

First, an oral cancer screening will be conducted after which he will check for missing teeth, teeth that are loose, and examine any teeth that are broken-down. Next, the depth of the pockets under your gum line will be gently probed to assess the level of gum disease present. Gum tissue surrounding your teeth will also be examined to note any gum recession or other problems.

When finished, a second appointment may be made to go over the findings of your exam in further detail and also discuss your treatment options.

Treatment planning

All the information obtained during your exam will be closely reviewed to carefully develop a treatment plan to effectively address your particular situation. Part of the planning process is to consult with the general dentist or prosthodontist who will be working with Rubino Periodontics and Implant Dentistry to meet your dental goals. This may include the fabrication of new replacement teeth or treatment options if dental implants are part of the plan.

Treatment discussion appointment

In the treatment discussion, your examination findings will be explained and dental treatment options will be presented in detail, but in a way that is easy to understand. All of your questions will be answered so that you feel comfortable and well-informed to make a decision about your treatment.

$79 New Patient Special Offer:
Exam, X-rays & Consultation

New patients can take advantage of our special offer for a comprehensive new patient dental exam. Your exam will include:

Dentist doing an examination on a new patient.

  • Panoramic Digital X-rays (as needed)
  • CT scan (as needed)
  • Periodontal probing and charting
  • Comprehensive oral exam
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Consultation with the doctor
  • Discuss your treatment options (during free 2nd appointment)
  • Get all your questions answered

Usual value: $529

Important Notice:
The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for any other service, examination, or treatment that is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee service, examination, or treatment.

Call to request an appointment: Sarasota/Lakewood Ranch 941-404-2218 • Bradenton 941-757-8676 • Sun City Center 813-630-4157, or click here to request an appointment online.