First Visit

Thank you for choosing Smiles of Skaneateles for all you dental needs. First Visit PhotoWe have created a comfortable environment where you can feel confident in the level of dental care you receive. When you arrive for your first visit, please be prepared to inform us of your insurance and health information (including prescriptions). We want to get to know your dental and medical history and we will get you acquainted with our office.

Your initial exam will help us get familiar with each other and learn about your goals and desires for your dental treatment. Generally, images will be taken allowing your doctor to examine the teeth and supporting structures. Oral hygiene instructions will also be provided along with suggestions to help you care for your teeth. In most cases, we will provide an evaluation that will outline your existing dental problems and proposed treatment.

We believe that good dental care begins with open communication. We promise to speak candidly with you about any symptoms present that may require further dental treatment, our diagnosis, alternative treatments that may exist, and our recommendations. Working together, we can achieve a true partnership, with one common goal-keeping your smile beautiful and your teeth, gums and jaw joints healthy!

We look forward to your next visit with us!  Contact us to schedule your first visit.

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ONE STEP during your dental visit you CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT!

In our continuing efforts to incorporate the most advanced technology and highest quality care available to our patients, this practice is proud to offer the ViziLite Plus exam as an integral part of our annual comprehensive oral cancer screening program.

One person dies every hour from oral cancer in the United States – and the mortality has remained unchanged for more than 40 years. Alarmingly, more than 25% of oral cancer victims have no lifestyle risk factors (tobacco use). Clinical studies have determined that using ViziLite after the standard oral cancer examination improves the clinician’s ability to identify lesions suspicious for pathology. Early detection of pre-cancerous tissue can minimize or eliminate the potentially disfiguring effects of oral cancer. Proven screening technologies such as mammogram, pap smear, PSA and colonoscopy offer the same types of early detection of cancer. ViziLite Plus is an easy and painless examination that gives this practice the best chance to find any oral abnormalities you may have at the earliest possible stage. This technology is the only medical device cleared by the FDA for the identification and monitoring of oral abnormalities in populations at increased risk for oral cancer. We will be happy to complete this exam at your request during you hygiene appointment.

Dedicated To Making You Smile!