Many people schedule their "cleaning and checkup" appointment for the first visit. For these visits, we do a thorough exam of the gums and teeth, checking for decay and gum disease. If a routine cleaning is indicated, that can be done at the same visit. If a patient has had recent dental x-rays at another office, it is very helpful for us to receive copies of the x-rays; otherwise, new x-rays will usually be needed.
If you are having a specific dental problem and want to be seen for that before you schedule a cleaning appointment, just let us know what kind of dental concern you have. We will make sure to schedule your first visit with Dr. Kate so that she can do an evaluation of the problem.
Scheduling Your First Appointment
Call us at 303-321-8967 or email us using our online contact form, and we will find a convenient time to see you.
If you have dental insurance, it is helpful to provide your policy information when you make the first appointment so we may research your benefits before your visit.
New Patient Forms
If possible, please fill out the patient forms that can be accessed via the link below and bring them with you to your appointment. If it is not convenient for you to fill out the forms in advance, we request that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. If you have not already provided your insurance information to us, please bring it with you to your first visit.
Meeting Your Dental Team
Our receptionist, Kika, or our office manager, Jaime, will be at the front desk when you arrive at our office. They can both help with any necessary forms. Our hygienist, Suzi, or Dr. Kate's assistant, Roxanne, will start your appointment, and Dr. Kate will see you for examination and answer any questions you may have.
Your Dental Cleaning
Dr. Kate and our hygienist, Suzi, have both been cleaning teeth for many years and can provide a thorough but comfortable but thorough experience.
We look forward to welcoming you to Hakala Family Dentistry. Please let us know if you have any questions.