New Patients

Patient Forms, Map and Directions to our office in Columbia, SC

Your first visit to Palmetto Family Dentistry involves a few special steps so that we can get to know you. To understand what to expect, please read through this page. You'll find all the practical information you need, such as a map and directions to our office, practice hours, payment policies and more. There's also background information about our committed staff and our first visit procedures. You can also save some time by printing out and completing the patient forms in advance of your appointment.

Mission Statement
Our practice is working together to realize a shared vision of uncompromising excellence in dentistry.

To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:

  • Listening to those we are privileged to serve.
  • Earn the trust and respect of patients, profession and community.
  • Exceed your expectations.
  • Ensure a creative, challenging and compassionate professional environment.
  • Strive for continuous improvement at all levels.

First Visit Details

Prior to your appointment time for your first visit, we ask that you arrive 15 minutes early to allow time for completion of all insurance and health information forms.  Your first dental exam will last approximately one hour.  At this time, a comprehensive, preventative-oriented examination of your mouth will be performed.  This will include an analysis of your teeth, soft tissue, alignment, bite and existing restorations.  We also like to perform Vizilite, an annual oral cancer screening.  In most cases, we will also clean your teeth at this appointment.  This enables us to provide you a personalized evaluation that will outline any existing dental problems and proposed treatment.

New patients may download a copy of our New Patient Forms below to complete prior to a first visit with us.

Forms for Your First Visit

Please download your patient forms below and bring them with you to your first visit.  Both forms are in Adobe PDF format.  So if you do not already have the software, please download the Adobe Reader first.

If you have any questions regarding either form, you can always let us know.  We appreciate your taking time to complete the forms, and we look forward to seeing you at your first visit!

Office Hours
Monday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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