First, and most importantly, your comfort and your care is our single overriding concern. Because we are primarily a referral-based practice, your general dentist or another specialist probably referred you to us. In all cases, we begin by collecting information needed to register you as a patient of our practice. All of this information is recorded digitally and is maintained with high-level encryption for your security. During your first visit, you will meet one of our doctors and be evaluated to determine a diagnosis for your specific problem. Your dental problem and the options available to treat this problem will be explained to you. You will have an opportunity to ask questions to ensure that you fully understand the situation. If root canal treatment is the best solution for your problem, the course of treatment, probable number of visits, their length, and the associated fees and payment policies will be explained. After treatment you will be given specific post-operative instructions. Before you leave the office, you will be given contact information to ensure that you have access to our doctors at all times.