First Visit

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What Will Happen On My First Visit?

Dr. Gallez, Dr. Nguyen or Dr. Browning will meet with you. They will take the time to listen to your chief complaint, review your medical and dental history. They will also review your x-rays and do an oral evaluation.

The first visit will typically consist of:

  • Checking your gums for gum disease
  • Checking for missing teeth and evaluating different treatment options, including dental implants
  • Checking your bite: how aligned or misaligned your teeth are
  • Checking for TMJ problems
  • Check for cavities, dental infection, failing root canals, etc

Drs. Gallez, Nguyen or Browning will then share with you their findings and start developing a comprehensive treatment plan.

The first visit is essentially the collection of data. This lead to a diagnosis and discussion with you about the findings. Most important is that you receive a clear information about your dental condition and the different treatments available with a thorough discussion about benefits, risks and alternatives. Drs. Gallez, Nguyen and Browning believe that only a well informed patient can make the right decision for his/her health.

Note: For complex cases, a second consultation is necessary following Drs. Gallez, Nguyen or Browning‘s meeting with your referring dentist to develop your treatment plan.

Please assist us at the time of your initial visit to the office by providing the following information: New Patient Forms

  • Your referral slip (if you have one) and x-rays from your referring dentist (if you are being referred)
  • A list of medications you are currently taking
  • If you have dental insurance, please bring any forms or insurance cards with you to the appointment.
  • Contact information of your physician(s)

Office Hours

Monday:   8am - 5pm
Tuesday:   8am - 5pm
Wednesday:   8am - 5pm
Thursday:   8am - 5pm
Friday:   8am - 5pm

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

Please notify the office if you have a medical condition or concern prior to surgery (e.g. artificial heart valves or joints, heart murmurs requiring pre-medication, severe diabetes, or hypertension).

Contact Our San Jose Office

Please contact the office of Periodontist Dr. Fabrice J. Gallez in San Jose, CA by completing the form below. (Or, call our office at 408-356-9366.) This contact form should not be utilized for communicating private health information.
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