Your First Visit
Welcome to Chagrin Highlands Dental Group! Your first visit with us is very important. It gives us a chance to get to know each other and discuss your dental health needs and concerns. During your visit, we will review your medical history, conduct a comprehensive examination, and provide a diagnosis.
Dr. Desatnik and his team are committed to providing quality, personalized dental care to every patient. We believe in the importance of educating our patients and providing comprehensive preventative care. At Chagrin Highlands Dental Group, we will work closely with you to ensure you can enjoy a lifetime of excellent oral health!
What Should I Bring to My Appointment?
Your first visit gives us a chance to understand your oral health and medical history.
Before you arrive for your appointment, please take a few minutes to fill out our online “new patient” forms. These forms include a new patient registration form, medical history form, dental history form, and HIPAA consent form. You can print these pages and bring them with you to your appointment, or fill them out online and email them to us ahead of time.
These forms are for information about your medical history, contact information, etc. Any information you can provide about past surgeries, current medications, or family health problems will help. With this, we can better understand what you may be at risk for and give an accurate diagnosis. Your information is always kept confidential under HIPAA privacy standards.
What Can I Expect During My Visit?
To begin, we will review your oral and general medical health forms. This will help us pinpoint any dental health issues you may be at risk for. Our staff will work closely with you to discover your story, dental history, and goals for the future. Appointments generally last at least 30 minutes.
After reviewing your information, Dr. Desatnik will perform a complete oral exam. This will include a visual exam, periodontal evaluation, and diagnosis. During your examination, Dr. Desatnik will examine your teeth, gums, oral tissues, bite, alignment, and overall oral anatomy. He will also examine your neck and facial muscles to look for signs of tension or discomfort. Dr. Desatnik may recommend an X-ray to ensure your jawbones and teeth are in good condition.
Once your exam is complete, Dr. Desatnik will discuss his findings and recommend further treatment, if necessary. We always do our best to ensure our patients understand their results and treatment options. After your appointment, we will provide you with a complimentary oral hygiene packet and suggestions on how to care for your teeth.
Is My First Visit Covered by Insurance?
Most major dental insurances will cover your first visit. However, some exclusions may apply. We would be happy to review your insurance information and help you best understand your financing options.
For those who do not have dental insurance, or who are not fully covered, we are happy to accept most major credit cards, checks, and cash. We also offer CareCredit financing for those who need a little extra help covering their medical costs.
If you would like to schedule an appointment or learn more about our practice, please call our office at 216-464-9800. Welcome to the Chagrin Highlands Dental Group family!
Hear From Our Amazing Patients
Every business should have the kind of customer service and patient advocacy as Dr. Desatnik and the Chagrin Highlands Dental Group! I can't thank them enough for all they have done on my family's behalf!
Dr. Desatnik and his team are wonderful to work with. My case was a complicated one, and then to complicate matters further, I had a very challenging travel schedule. Dr. Desatnik and his team were outstanding. They answered all of my questions, set realistic expectations and were very flexible to work with.
Dr. Desatnik and his office have been the best dental experience I have had. They are always on time, the office is spotless and the staff is extremely helpful. But most of all, Dr. Desatnik takes his time with you and explains the procedures. He is thorough, gentle and develops a great rapport with his patients. Highly recommended!