New Patients

Finding a new dental office can often be a challenge. Fortunately, Comprehensive Dental Center in Morehead City, North Carolina can satisfy all your dental needs. The following will provide you with an overview of what to expect from your first visit to our dental office.

Appointment Reminders

It can be easy to forget when you scheduled a dental appointment but now we're able to remind you with an Appointment Reminder via email or text message. And if it's your first visit, we'll be happy to provide driving directions. Just click on the link below to let us know how you'd like to be contacted. Please print, sign, and bring this with you on your next appointment. We'll do the rest!

Appointment Reminder Consent Form

Release of Records Form

Download the Release of Records Consent form. Please print, sign, and bring this with you on your next appointment.

Records Release Form


You have the option of completing the new patient paperwork prior to your first appointment to ensure an expedient visit. Click the following link to download our new patient forms:

New Patient Paperwork

Dental History Form

To reduce time spent filling out forms in the office, you have the option to fill out your dental history form ahead of time and bring it to your appointment. Click the link below to download the dental history form:

Dental History Form

What to Expect at Your First Dentist Appointment

While many believe that at-home oral hygiene alone is sufficient in maintaining good oral health, regular dental appointments are crucial to rounding out your routine. Without these, the teeth and gums are susceptible to infection and decay.  This can be detrimental to your oral and overall health.

We recommend you make a dentist appointment twice a year to ensure optimal oral health, but patients that are more susceptible to gum disease or cavities should consider more frequent visits.

Contact Comprehensive Dental Center in Morehead City, North Carolina at (252) 247-3510 for more information on what to expect at your first checkup, or continue reading below!

Smile and Relax

Let’s face it… few things are more tedious than the process of scheduling and attending an appointment, dental or otherwise. That’s why we promise to make you comfortable, treat you with the utmost respect, and help you get on with your day. We pride ourselves on being friendly, understanding people who know what you are going through, and we promise to support you every step of the way!

What Happens at My First Visit?

First, you should schedule a dentist appointment (online, over the phone, or in-person). Be sure to set reminders on your phone or even a physical calendar so you don’t miss your appointment! Then, at your initial appointment, we'll perform a thorough oral exam, take x-rays, and check for issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, and other problems that can affect not only your mouth but your overall health. Lastly, we’ll discuss personalized treatment options that can help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health.

What to Expect FAQs

What is the Importance of Oral Health?

Oral hygiene is vital for eliminating harmful bacteria in the mouth. Bacteria accumulates and forms plaque that can harden, leading to long-term ailments such as gingivitis if not removed. A good dental care routine and regular 6-month checkups will keep your mouth healthy while preventing inflammation, infection, decay, and tooth loss.

Why Get a Dental Exam?

Dental exams help us in evaluating the effectiveness of your current routine while providing suggestions to protect you from common complications such as cavities and gum disease. They also allow us to quickly and easily detect and fix problems.

How Can You Prepare for a Dental Exam?

Practicing good oral hygiene is the best way to prepare for your upcoming dental exam. We recommend brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Before you arrive for your appointment, make sure to brush your teeth and remove as much plaque as possible beforehand so we can focus on more urgent areas. Be prepared to share your medical history, insurance coverage, and current dental care methods with us. Don’t be embarrassed – it's best to be honest about your oral hygiene habits. We are not here to judge you, but to work with you to improve your oral health!

Don’t forget to bring:

  • Dental X-rays from the last six months (we can take X-rays if you don’t have any)
  • Your medical and dental history information, including any medications you’re currently prescribed
  • Your dental insurance card (if applicable)
  • Your parent or guardian (if you’re under 18)

Are you ready to smile? Book your dental exam today with Comprehensive Dental Center in Morehead City, North Carolina at (252) 247-3510!