Our New Patient Experience

Many of our patients at Vero Beach Art of Dentistry come to us for the first time, seeking regular general dental care, while others have sought us for our expertise in reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry. A few have even contacted us in severe discomfort. Some reach out for the first time because they would like to have their teeth cleaned. Whatever the reason, our trained experienced staff will help make your first appointment appropriate to your needs and desires.

Dr. Johnson Hagood believes no two patients are alike. We take pride in learning how we can make a difference for each patient. We believe in taking the time to listen and understand your goals, your vision for your oral and overall health, and your expectations, timelines and life circumstances. This is because we realize that these factors affect your ability to choose and follow through with comprehensive dentistry.

A new patient appointment typically begins with conversation. Every member of our team looks forward to meeting you and getting to know you. At your first appointment, you will experience a “preclinical” consultation before Dr. Hagood even looks at your mouth. This will be one-on-one time to talk about your concerns, health history, and what you want to achieve with his help. The length of the conversation depends on the goals of the new patient appointment you have scheduled, but flexibility is built into our schedule so each patient has the time they need. Once you are in the dental chair and being examined, the conversation will continue as Dr. Hagood gives you a tour of your mouth and explains what he observes.
At Vero Beach Art of Dentistry, Dr. Hagood offers several types of new patient appointments. If you do not see the type you need or want on this list, don’t be concerned. Speak with our friendly receptionist about what you are seeking, and she will make the appropriate arrangement for you.

Thank you for choosing Vero Beach Art of Dentistry

Vero Beach Art of Dentistry is a private dental practice dedicated to helping those who highly value their life-long dental health and well-being.

We believe that:

  • Dental health is an integral part of one’s overall health and mental well-being.
  • Every new client has unique circumstances, temperament, and objectives. It is important for us to listen to and collaborate with our client to best help achieve his or her long-term goals.
  • A thorough comprehensive exam and records are the cornerstone for complete and accurate diagnosis and treatment planning.
  • Every client should have a comfortable, timely, and overall pleasant experience at every visit.

Comprehensive New Patient Exams

On the first visit, we will discuss your goals and our beliefs and philosophy, as well as yours. We will then do a comprehensive oral exam, making the observations and necessary records of your mouth to determine your current oral health status. This typically takes two hours. On the second visit, we will review these records with you. Once you understand your current condition, we will discuss the changes you think you would like to make and help you develop a plan to get from where you are to where you want to be. We really enjoy this process and so do our patients. Read more details about Dr. Hagood’s comprehensive exams.