First Visit

Your first visit to James R. Shadle, Jr., D.D.S. Dentistry starts with your initial telephone call to our office. When you schedule your appointment, our friendly front desk staff will ask you a few questions to help ensure that our first session together goes smoothly, and that we will be able to meet all your particular dental needs.

During your visit, Dr. James R. Shadle, Jr., D.D.S. will spend time with you in order to learn about your dental history and what you are hoping to achieve. You will complete a written record detailing your health history, which will request a list of all current medications being taken.

The next step is to acquire digital x-rays and photographs of your teeth. Then we will conduct a thorough extra-oral and intra-oral exam, which includes a tooth-by-tooth check, an oral cancer screening, and an evaluation of your gums.

We will then sit together to go through images and discuss treatment goals, options, and recommendations together. This is your time to get to know us and to ask any questions you have concerning your treatment. We want you to leave our office with a thorough understanding of all of your options and with confidence that your oral health is in good hands.