Welcome New Patients
Your first visit to James F. Lesch, D.D.S., PA General & Family Dentistry establishes a vital foundation for our relationship with you. During the first visit, we make sure to obtain important background information, like your medical history, and give you time to get to know our team.
If you are able to provide contact information for your previous dentist, we will attempt to contact that office in advance to receive any current records and x-rays. This information will not only be useful but also reduce duplication and provide cost savings where appropriate.
To understand what to expect for your first visit to our practice, please read through this page. You’ll find practical information you need to make your first visit to our office. See our Office & Directions page for hours and address. You may save some time at your first visit by printing out and completing the patient forms in advance of your appointment and bring them with you. You may also email the documents to: pending your secure network.
Please complete the new patient forms before your visit to our Lakeville dental office.
Click the button to open, view and download all our new patient forms as a PDF file.
Your First Dental Visit
Our team understands that visiting a new dentist can be challenging. Dr. Lesch and his team make every effort to help you feel at ease while receiving your dental treatment. Our goal is to provide you with an easily understood assessment of your condition and provide clear solutions for your needs.
Please be aware that this and all appointments are “time, staff and resources” we have dedicated to YOU. A minimum of 48 hours notice is requested should you need to change the date and time you reserved with us.
Standard of Care
Dr. Lesch and his team practice “the standard of care” per The Minnesota State Board of Dentistry, which mandates comprehensive exams for all new patients to include a “full set of x-ray radiographs per every five years minimum and a full periodontal assessment” as part of every patient’s care 18 years of age and older. Thereafter, bite wings x-ray radiographs every 1-2 years pending individual patient risk assessments. X-ray radiographs for patients under the age of 18 will vary but typically include the minimum of 4 bitewing x-ray radiographs every 1-2 years.
During Your First Dental Visit, We Will:
- Listen to your concerns and expectations.
- Review your medical and dental history.
- Develop diagnostic x-rays per “the standard of care”.
- Identify and diagnose your oral conditions.
- Discuss the different dental treatment options / outcomes.
- Review your questions and concerns.
- Provide a written treatment plan that includes the estimated fees.
- Allow you time to consider any treatment recommendations prior to scheduling.
Our goal is to provide a safe environment for our patients and staff, and to advance the safety of our local community. This document provides information we ask you to acknowledge and understand regarding the COVID-19 virus. Please read and sign with date – click here.