Patient Forms, Map and Directions to South Orange Office
Your first visit to Dr. Christian 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.
Village Dental Group is a multi-specialty dental practice. We consider it a privilege to serve our community and patients by continuing to improve our practice through continued education for our Doctors, Dental Assistants, Hygienists and staff. We are always implementing the latest technologies, affording our patients state of the art dentistry in a state of the heart dental practice. We believe that the ultimate experience is a comfortable, relaxing and caring environment, and we are confident that we accomplish that here at Village Dental.
To fulfill this vision, 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.
Please print and fill out these forms so we can expedite your first visit:
- Patient Registration Forms
- Insurance Assignment and Release Form
- HIPAA Privacy Forms
- Oral Screening Consent Forms
In order to view or print these forms you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed. Click here to download it.
What To Expect
Being well-prepared for your appointment will ensure that the doctor has all of the needed information to provide the best possible care for you. It also will help relieve any unnecessary anxiety you may be feeling. Educate yourself on your symptoms by reviewing the content on this Web site. Also, take some time to review our staff page and familiarize yourself with the doctors. We look forward to your first visit.
How to have a Great Experience
1. Provide us with a complete and up-to-date medical history.
Infections, medications,and certain conditions can affect the outcome of treatment or if you can be treated. If you take Coumadin, your physician will have to stop this medication for cetain types of treatment. If you take a lot of medications, have your physican's office copy the list and the conditions for us.
2. The night before, set out your medications so you'll remember to take them.
If you have certain types of heart conditions or shunts in your body, you will need to be premedicated prior to treatment. This also includes rods or pins, knee replacements, and stents. If you don't have a prescription, call and let us know and we will call it in for you. This has to be taken 1 hour before your appointment. Do not forget to take your blood pressure medication before your visit, and EAT.
3. Allow extra time for travel and Paperwork
Being on time is good for your nerves and gives us the necessary time to carry out your treatment. Sometimes we may need to contact your physicain for additional information. Call if you are running late.
4. Become familiar with your Dental Insurance
Dental insurance is a third party payer that can assist you in paying for treatment. However, our obligation is to you and what is best for your dental health, which may not be covered. We will try to get as much information from them as we can, however you can also get information about your plan from the carrier and your employer.
5. Have an idea about what you would like to accomplish
Assess your priorities for your dental health eg staying healthy, great smile, self esteem. Be specific about how you feel about your oral health as a factor in social or personal situations. We'll be on the same page and you'll feel better about your visit, the treatment, and us.
6. Ask Questions!
There is no such thing as a stupid question. We have lots of information for you, but can only pass on what we think you need. If you don't understand your treatment, you shouldn't be getting it. Educate yourself about it. We have pictures, videos, brochures and some patients would be happy to talk to you about similar procedures. An educated patient is the best pateint.
7. Be comfortable about your treatment
You have to live with it and be happy with the results.The most appropriate treatment, or the treatment you want, may not be covered by your dental insurance. Sometimes treatment or payment can be phased over time, allowing you to get the dental work you really prefer or need.
I hope this helps. If you think there is something else I should add, please let me know.
We are located on the ground floor of the building - first door on the left. There is also a public transportation stop in front of the building.