Patient center - Modesto, CA

Patient Center

Online Forms

On behalf of Dr. Filippi and all of our team, we welcome you to our practice. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to provide you with the highest quality periodontal and dental implant care.

For your convenience you may complete and submit the following four forms online. Once you arrive to our office for your appointment, we will have you sign your completed forms upon check-in. If you prefer not to submit them online, you may simply print the forms out and bring them with you to your visit. Completion of the necessary forms prior to your examination appointment is very helpful and will make your visit more efficient.

If you have dental insurance, please bring your most up-to-date insurance information with you. If there is anything we can do to assist you prior to your first visit, please call our office ahead of time.

Pre-operative instructions

Your First Visit

Initial Consultation

Please assist the office by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:

  • Referral slip and x-rays from your referring dentist.
  • A complete health history including ALL medications you are currently taking. (Please note that you can fill out your patient registration and medical history forms on our website.)
  • Up-to-date dental insurance information. Please bring any forms or insurance cards with you to your examination.

Please Note: All patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to the examination appointment.

At your first visit, Dr. Filippi will review your medical and dental health histories and perform a thorough oral examination including evaluating for bone loss and gum recession, loose teeth, oral cancer, dental cavities, and bite problems.

FAQ

Dr. Filippi will be as gentle as possible. Usually the periodontal exam can be completed with little or no discomfort.

Dr. Filippi will need current x-rays in order to see disease not otherwise visible. If your referring dentist has taken x-rays, Dr. Filippi‘s office will request that they be forwarded to us.

Since all patients are different, Dr. Filippi must complete your examination before developing a treatment plan and estimating fees for care. The fees for periodontal treatment can vary considerably depending on the type of problems as well as the complexity and length of treatment. Approximate fees can usually be determined at the initial visit; but on occasion, some initial treatment or further diagnostics must be completed before the final treatment plan can be established.

Not everyone needs periodontal surgery. If treated early, gum disease can be controlled without surgery. Dr. Filippi will make recommendations based on your individual situation.

The recent advances in periodontal treatment allow most teeth to treated. If not, Dr. Filippi will discuss tooth replacement options.

Periodontal disease usually is a progressive, painless infection. Delay can cause further bone loss often, lead to infection and tooth loss, requiring more extensive and expense treatment. If your teeth are lost, traditional dentures are rarely as effective as your own teeth.

Dr. Filippi and your dentist will work closely together. If crowns and fillings are needed your dentist will provide them. Regular visits to your general dentist are an important part of periodontal maintenance.

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