Dr. Eric Yao is committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, and high-quality dental care. We understand that you or your child may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. We are sensitive to your needs, and it is our goal to make you feel comfortable visiting our Shoreline dental practice while we provide the best possible care.
Your first visit is all about you: your comfort, your happiness, and your health
During your first visit, Dr. Yao will carefully review your dental and medical history forms and the assistant will take X-rays and photos of your teeth. Dr. Yao will meet with you to discuss any concerns and answer any questions you may have. After this appointment, we will schedule you to come back for a complimentary consultation appointment. At the consultation, Dr. Yao will recommend an individual treatment plan based on his findings on your X-rays. Our treatment plan coordinator will also go over your insurance benefits and financial plans at this time. We will then schedule you a continuing care appointment with our hygienist to clean and polish your teeth and inspect your teeth and gums for cavities or early signs of tooth decay or gingivitis.
Bring your smile, but also remember to bring these to your first appointment
- Your completed patient information form
- Your insurance card
Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining a healthy smile!
The American Dental Association recommends a visit to your dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
We understand you have a busy schedule, so when you’re preparing to visit our office, please remember your appointments can last between 45 and 90 minutes.