First Visit

The team at North County Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry is committed to providing excellent dental care in a comfortable environment where patients can relax and feel at ease. Here you will find information on what to expect during your first appointment along with links to patient forms and paperwork.

Contact Us

We are happy to hear from you, answer your questions, and schedule an appointment. Call North County Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry at 760-940-2273 or stop by our office.
1934 Via Centre Ste A
Vista, CA 92081

Request An Appointment

    Your first visit will be about one hour long.

    We will review your health history, take the necessary radiographs to help evaluate your current dental health, and perform a comprehensive exam. At the end of this appointment we hope that you have a clear understanding of the condition of your dental and oral health, and what is necessary to achieve optimum total health. Prevention through education and dental maintenance is at the core of our philosophy. We believe that utilizing the latest dental technology and skill will give you access to an earlier, more accurate diagnosis of dental and periodontal disease. Early diagnosis leads to less invasive and less costly treatment.

    Digital Radiographs: We utilize the latest technology in digital imaging to diagnose dental disease. Digital radiographs eliminate 90 percent of the radiation associated with traditional film dental radiographs. Digital panoramic radiographs maybe used to evaluate craniofacial disorders and tooth development in young patients. We also utilize 3-Dimentional CT radiographs from our ICAT® CT scanner when developing advanced treatment plans for patients in need of advanced oral rehabilitation. These radiographs are instantly available on a computer screen so that you can see what we see when evaluating your dental condition.

    Head and Neck Oral Cancer Screening: In addition to screening for dental disease and periodontal (gum) disease, you will receive a thorough cancer screening of your head, neck, oral hard and soft tissues, and lymph nodes.

    TMJ and Orthodontic Evaluation: A part of our comprehensive examination is an evaluation of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the surrounding muscles and ligaments. We will also evaluate your bite, the position of your teeth, and any developmental abnormalities that may be present with your teeth or jaws. In young children, this will include a developmental analysis of the primary (“baby”) teeth and eruption patterns of the permanent teeth.

    Visual and Intra-Oral Camera Exam: The latest in intra-oral photography technology helps us document and communicate the current condition of your mouth. Pictures of your teeth will be used to describe how we can improve your dental condition.

    Periodontal Evaluation: The condition of your gums is one of the most important parts of oral health. The gums and surrounding bone of your jaws is the foundation for your teeth. If this foundation is not healthy, the consequences can go far beyond tooth loss. There is a strong link between

    Through accurate diagnosis of your overall health and your oral health, you can achieve total health. We look forward to partnering with you to help you achieve that.

    Payment Methods – Check or Cash Accepted

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    North County Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

    Making an Appointment

    It is easy to make an appointment for your initial examination and dental treatments with North County Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. Simply call 760-940-2273 and one of our friendly team members will be happy to assist you. If you schedule an appointment and something comes up, please call and cancel 24 hours in advance so that we can accommodate other patient requests.

    What to Expect

    Walk into our lobby where you will be greeted by our friendly team. We will provide you with new patient paperwork that includes a health questionnaire, request for your insurance information and contact information. We will also provide you with information to familiarize you with our office and how we handle things like patient privacy.

    Initial Examination

    Your initial dental exam will take around one hour. The experienced team at North County Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry will ask you questions, get to know your oral hygiene routine, and listen to your health concerns. We believe in educating patients and empowering them to make good choices to improve their oral health. We will demonstrate how to properly care for your teeth and make additional suggestions as needed. Our dental hygienist will clean your teeth then Dr. Henninger will complete your examination and make recommendations for proposed dental treatments.

    Pain Concerns

    We work to ensure our patients feel comfortable, and that includes minimizing their pain as much as possible. If you are undergoing a dental procedure, Dr. Henninger will meet with you to discuss your pain tolerance and create a plan for pain management. Working together, we will treat your dental health problems in a way that minimizes pain and enables you to get back to your life faster.

    Dental Insurance

    We accept a variety of insurance providers and endeavor to accommodate our patients' request. Please call our office at 760-940-2273 to see if we are currently working with your insurance provider.

    Our pricing structure is designed to ensure that patients are able to receive the high quality dental care they deserve. If your dental insurance will not cover all of your dental treatments, we will work with you to identify a payment solution. We are health care professionals first and will work with you to make sure you receive the treatment you need.

    Financial Policy

    North County Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry provides high quality dental care to families throughout the Vista area. We understand that every dental patient has different financial needs. We will work with you to find a solution that enables you to get the dental care you need, with or without insurance. Call our office to ask about our different payment options that may include cash, check, financing, and credit cards. We provide budget friendly dental care so call today and learn how North County Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry is the solution to all of your oral health needs.