New Patients

The Barksdale Dental reception desk is where you will check in upon arrival.

When you care enough to put the needs and comfort of your patients first, good things are bound to follow. At Barksdale Dental, we are committed to this singular approach in all that we do. By delivering the very highest quality care and service in a friendly, approachable way, our patients know that we value them and the trust they’ve placed in us.

First Dental Visit

We believe that by being good listeners and getting to know our patients, we are better positioned to provide the individualized care that’s needed. We purposely allow ample time around appointments so that no one ever feels rushed during an office visit. At Barksdale Dental, we take the time to discuss all treatment options and our recommendations so that our patients can make the best, most informed decisions possible. Our priority is to answer all your questions so you can trust your treatment plan with us.

Hellos and paperwork

In the reception area, you will be greeted by your Patient Service Care Coordinator who will get you started on your new patient paperwork.

  • Please come in 15 minutes before your appointment so you have time to complete your paperwork and have any questions or general concerns addressed.
  • Save time: Download and complete your new patient paperwork. By filling out your forms now, you can save time in the office later.
  • Insurance Review: the Patient Care Coordinator can also discuss insurance coverage and payment options with you.

Initial comprehensive exam & X-rays

Your dentist will examine your teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay, gingivitis, and other health problems. They will discuss your dental habits: brushing, flossing, using mouthwash and make recommendations. Next, you will have x-rays done to view any problems or signs of decay. The dentist will review these with you and begin to make recommendations about your treatment. The dentist will ask about your overall health, medical history, and any medications you may be on. Your dentist will even talk to you about your diet. A mouth-healthy diet includes foods high in whole grains, vegetables and fruits, and dairy products. Be sure to use this time to bring up any dental concerns you may be having. The better we get to know you as a patient, the better we are able to provide you with individualized care.


You may receive a thorough cleaning following your initial consultation or be scheduled to come back for the cleaning and any additional treatment needs that have been identified.