Welcome To Pacifica Dental

What to expect at your first visit

Congratulations on taking the first step to joining a dental family that is fully committed to being a part of your lifetime journey to excellent oral health. We understand that choosing a new dentist for your family can be a hard decision. We encourage you to explore our website for answers to your oral health questions – starting with what to expect at your first appointment!

Welcome To Pacifica Dental

What to expect at your first visit

Congratulations on taking the first step to joining a dental family that is fully committed to being a part of your lifetime journey to excellent oral health. We understand that choosing a new dentist for your family can be a hard decision. We encourage you to explore our website for answers to your oral health questions – starting with what to expect at your first appointment!


Front Desk

Your medical history is an important part of your dental visits. Why? Because certain medications and health conditions can impact your oral health and how we manage your treatment needs. If you'd like to, prepare for your first visit by completing our patient intake forms.


Practice Tour

Come in and see where beautiful smiles are created. Meet our team and feel our relaxed Pacifica Dental atmosphere, and if you’d like, discuss your oral health needs. Many of our anxious patients found that this tour helped alleviate their anxiety about dentistry, allowing them to have the care they need and deserve. Call us to arrange your visit. We’ll be excited to welcome you!



Hygiene

At your first appointment, we take the time to get to know you and everything about your teeth, gums, and mouth to see a clear picture of your oral health needs and concerns. Because of this, we will spend a little extra time than we do with your maintenance hygiene appointments. We’ll also create a mouth-map that we’ll use to track changes over time. We’ll assess for any jaw joint issues and do a screening for oral cancer. Please take advantage of this appointment by asking any questions you have about homecare. Your hygienist is an expert in patient education and will happily give you all the help you need to take the best care of your smile.


Diagnostics

Used to check for issues and to establish a baseline for future care, digital diagnostic equipment is adjustable to emit up to 90% less radiation than with film x-rays and it’s much more environmentally friendly. At Pacifica Dental, we also use a small pen-sized camera – called an intraoral camera – so that we can show you what we see when we examine your mouth. It’s an amazing tool that gives you great insight into your dental treatment plan.



Checkup

Meet Dr. Cristina or Dr. Bogdan Coca and discuss your personal oral health needs and desires. After a thorough examination, one of the Drs. Coca will discuss their findings with you and determine the personalized approach that will work best for you. We’ll set up a regular care schedule, design a treatment plan, and if you’re interested, discuss your cosmetic options. We will work with you to help you meet your dental health goals.


Treatment Coordination

At Pacifica Dental, we want to ensure you leave our office with your questions asked and answered. From insurance to treatment options to future-care questions, we will give you clear answers to help you make the best decisions for your and your family’s personal situation. If you have any questions before your appointment, please give us a call. Our first priority is meeting your needs, and we’re only a phone call away!



Your Dental Home

Using a preventive approach, all of us at Pacifica Dental want you to love your smile – whether with regular dental checkups and cleanings, cosmetic treatments to enhance your smile, or dental implants to replace missing teeth. Our practice was designed with your comfort, convenience, and confidence in mind and we’d love to welcome you to your new dental home – at Pacifica Dental!