At Integrated Dental, our team is dedicated to helping new patients get the care they need. Dr. Melvin Benson, Dr. David Schirmer, and the rest of our dentist and office staff welcome you to learn more about our practice on this page. Here you can discover what to expect at your first dental visit and more new patient information for our office in Sarasota, FL. Our goal is to treat patients with the respect they deserve.
We strive to provide patients with a comfortable and safe environment where they will receive the highest quality of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental care. From advanced technology to ongoing training in all aspects of dentistry, our team is committed to your patient experience and the long-term health of your smile.
Your First Dental Office Visit
To provide you with prompt dental treatment, please be sure to bring the following items when you visit our practice for your initial visit:
- Insurance Information/Card
- Photo Identification
- Any medical records pertaining to your dental care visit
Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to complete the necessary paperwork. You may also have your previous office fax your dental records to our office. At regular office visits, we provide multiple services to help our patients maintain their smiles:
Patients should be seen for a dental cleaning and routine exam every six months or as recommended by our dentists. We will thoroughly clean your teeth to remove plaque and calculus. Our team utilizes the EMS Air Flow Cleaning system that uses air, RO water, and glycine crystals to efficiently but gently clean the smile.
Scaling and root planing are options for patients with signs of gingivitis or periodontitis. We remove plaque and calculus on and below the gum line during scaling. Root planing cleans and smooths down the tooth roots.
We regularly take dental x-rays to detect problems that the naked eye cannot see. Unlike traditional x-rays, digital x-rays emit less radiation and create a clearer picture for proper diagnosis and treatment. With x-rays, we can view cavities, impacted teeth, tooth decay, and more.
We screen patients for various dental problems at routine visits, from decay to oral cancer. Patients with tooth decay often experience tooth sensitivity or pain. We will also look for holes or pits in the enamel, called cavities. Common signs of gum disease that we also look for include red inflamed, bleeding, and receding gums.
Oral cancer is another serious dental problem that we look for. Signs of oral cancer often include chronic mouth ulcers or white or red patches. Dr. Benson will also screen for TMD and other bite problems. Please let him know if you suffer from headaches, tooth pain, jaw pain, or bruxism.
Discover more about our team, practice, and payment and insurance options for new patients:
New Patient Q&A
Here we will answer commonly asked questions by new patients of Integrated Dental:
Do you accept new patients?
Yes, Integrated Dental is accepting new patients. Call our office or request an appointment with us online. We will help you schedule your next dental visit.
Does your office accept dental insurance and payment plans?
We process most types of dental insurance and also accept CareCredit. CareCredit helps patients pay for dental treatment with no annual or upfront costs.
How often should I visit the dentist?
We recommend that patients visit the dentist twice a year, or every six months. These routine visits are important because they keep teeth bright, breath fresh, and help prevent dental infections.
Call For Patient Information in Sarasota
If you’re looking for a dentist in the Sarasota area, call Integrated Dental at 941-270-9755. Feel free to schedule your dental visit with us online.