Patient Information

Your First Visit:
During your first visit, Dr. Shah will review your complete medical and dental history with you. It’s extremely important for us to know if you are taking any medications or being treated for any condition that can affect your periodontal care. You will be given a complete oral and periodontal exam. We will examine your gums, check to see if there is any gum line recession, assess how your teeth fit together when you bite and check your teeth to see if any are loose. We will also take a small measuring instrument and place it between your teeth and gums to determine the depth of those spaces, known as periodontal pockets. This helps us assess the health of your gums. Radiographs (x-rays) may be used to show the bone levels between your teeth to check for possible bone loss. Dr. Shah will, in conjunction with your dentist, offer the best treatment options to provide optimal periodontal health.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:

  • Your referral slip and any X-rays, if applicable.
  • A list of medications you are presently taking.
  • If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary documentation. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.


If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, please request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.

New Patient Forms:

Please take some time to fill out the following forms prior to initial consultation in order to save time at your first visit. Please call us at if you have any questions or concerns prior to your appointment.

Dental Insurance:
CareCredit logoWe understand the value of insurance coverage to our patients and will assist you in obtaining benefit information. We offer a variety of financial arrangements and will be glad to file your insurance claim for treatment at our office. We are in-network with most insurance plans and provide flexible financial plans should you need to pay for your care over time. Our staff will assist you in evaluating all financial arrangements to identify the best fit for you. We also participate in care credit which is an interest-free payment plan:

Post-Operative Instructions:

Post-operative care after periodontal treatment is extremely important. Please find below detailed post-operative instructions and please contact us if you need any clarification or have any concerns.