As a new patient, your first visit to the office of Dr. Kevin F. Postol, DDS is the most critical one. Not only does it give Dr. Postol the chance to review your dental history, it also offers you the opportunity to see if we are the best fit for your dental needs. At our office, our goal is to help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of—and we have the experience and staff to make it happen.
In exceptional cases, a patient’s first visit to our office may be due to a dental emergency. In such instances, our team and Dr. Postol will work to resolve the emergency and help you feel at ease. But as long as there isn't an emergency, your first dental visit will be an opportunity for you to share your dental history and goals with Dr. Postol.
On your first visit, Dr. Postol will complete a comprehensive exam and assessment of your current dental situation. Typically, this appointment will last an hour to an hour and a half, and include:
During this time, we will do a full review of your dental and medical history. This is your opportunity to ask questions, voice your concerns, and share your dental health goals with Dr. Postol.
The comprehensive oral examination allows Dr. Postol to discover any current or potential dental problems like cavities, gum disease, jaw pain, or early tooth loss. As part of this assessment, we utilize an intraoral video camera, which allows us to show and educate patients on the health of their mouth.
We will conduct needed x-rays and study casts of your teeth as determined by the oral exam.
After the oral exam is finished, Dr. Postol will work with you to create a plan to take restorative and preventive action for your oral health. He will also address any financial concerns you have. Part of this plan will include regular teeth cleanings to help avoid gum disease. If there are any unresolved dental issues, a follow up appointment will be scheduled to discuss and begin treatment options so you can choose what fits your goals and financial situation.
As part of joining our practice, there are new patient forms you will need to fill out. These forms ask typical medical questions and have you list your contact information. You can download these forms on our website or get them at our office. If you have any questions about your forms, please feel free to contact us.
We are sensitive to the fact that our patients come from a variety of financial situations. We want to help you have the highest quality dental care, so we offer several financing options.
At Kevin F. Postol, DDS, we accept a wide range of dental insurance plans. To find out if we accept your particular insurance, call our office and speak with our office manager, Robin.
We are here to help support you in achieving your most confident and brilliant smile. If you are searching for a dentist in the Ballwin area, feel free to reach out to our office with any questions or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Postol.