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What to Expect at Your First Visit

New dental patients Gulfside Dental in Beaumont, Galveston, Old Town and Port ArthurYour first visit is all about you – your comfort, your happiness, and your health.

During your first visit, we will:

  • Review your dental and medical history forms
  • Take radiographs of your teeth
  • Perform a comprehensive exam
  • Check your teeth and gums for any signs of decay and gingivitis or periodontitis.

After your exam, the dentist will review your radiographs and findings with you. The dentist will discuss all treatment options and work with you to create a treatment plan that meets your needs.

Bring your smile, but also remember to bring these with you to your first appointment:

If you are a new patient, please download or fill out the online form (click links below), before your first appointment. Email completed copies to the office (,, or bring printed copies with you to your first visit! Having forms completed before you come in will help us to ensure you are seen in a timely manner.

Your insurance card
Photo ID (Driver’s license or state ID)

We understand that you have a busy schedule, so when you’re preparing to visit the dentist, please remember that your appointments can last between 45 and 90 minutes.

Financial Information

The cost of your treatment will vary depending on your individual needs and treatment plan. We will discuss with you the cost of your treatment and each of your available payment options before you begin, so that you can make the best choice for you.

Affordable Payment Plans

Your smile is yours forever, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the best dental care when you need it.


Our practice accepts most major credit cards and insurance plans.

Our office staff is always available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork. We’ll work with your insurance provider to make sure that your coverage meets your needs and your budget.

Please let us know if you have any questions about your insurance coverage.

PPO Dental Insurance Companies Accepted

Your plan/company may not be listed. Please contact our office if you have questions, we are dental insurance experts!

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