Our practice is committed to providing you and your family with safe,
gentle, and state-of-the-art dental care. We understand that you, or your
child, may feel anxious about visiting the dentist; you are not alone, and our
practice puts forth an extra effort to make sure that you are comfortable and
happy every time you visit our practice. We are sensitive to your needs as a
patient; you can always count on receiving individual attention from our doctor
Your first visit is all about you – your comfort, your
happiness, and your dental health.
Your first visit with Dr. Mark Porter, DDS, includes:
- A review of your complete dental and medical history forms.
- Complete X-rays of your teeth and mouth.
- An oral exam to check for any cavities or early signs of tooth
- A thorough cleaning. One of our highly trained hygienists will clean
and polish your teeth and make sure your gums are healthy.
Once Dr. Porter has reviewed your dental and medical health history forms,
and completed your dental exam, he will provide you with a dental consultation,
and information about any additional dental treatments you, or your child, may
need. During this time he will also answer any questions you may have. Dr.
Porter and his staff welcome any questions you may have, and are always
available to listen to your concerns.
Bring your smile; but also remember to bring these things with you to your
first dental appointment:
- Your completed Patient Medical History Form [DOC]
- Your completed Consent For Treatment Form [DOC]
- Your Patient Insurance Information Form [DOC]
- Financial Policy Rev. 2015 [DOC]
- Scheduling Policy 2015 [DOC]
- How would you like for us to communicate with you [DOC]
Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining your healthy
No matter what your age, visiting the dentist on a regular basis will help
keep your teeth and gums healthy, and your smile bright!
The American Dental Association recommends that you, and your child, visit
the dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings;
and, we would love to see you here every six months to make sure that your
smile is staying healthy!
We understand that you have a busy schedule, so while we like to make sure
your appointments are informative, we also like to make sure they don’t stop
you from doing the things you love! When preparing to visit the dentist, please
know that your first appointment can last from an hour to an hour and a
When it’s time for your next dental appointment, please call (210) 495-7155,
and our friendly office staff will be ready to help you schedule an