Patient Information

Thank you for selecting our office for your dental care. To ensure that we properly diagnose your dental needs, your first visit with us will include a comprehensive exam and all necessary x-rays. Our clinical team will review the results of your exam and x-rays and discuss any necessary future treatment you may need. We understand that every patient is different, and we treat each patient as an individual with unique dental needs and conditions. Our goal is to provide you with the most comprehensive dental care. At GDC Smiles, we value your time and respect your busy schedule. In order to save you time during your first appointment with us, we have included links to our patient information and consent forms. Simply click on each link and print the forms at home. Complete the forms in the comfort of your own home and bring them with you to your first visit.

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Your First Visit

What To Expect

We will perform a complete, accurate assessment of your dental needs prior to any treatment (even a cleaning). This comprehensive examination includes:

  • Radiographic exam (x-rays)
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Gingival (gum) exam
  • An assessment of TMJ function
  • Occlusal (bite) evaluation
  • Charting and assessment of existing restorations
  • Examination of the teeth for cavities, fractures and other problems.
  • The entire exam takes approximately one hour and ten minutes.

  • What To Bring

  • Records and/or x-rays from previous dentist*
  • Dental insurance card
  • A valid ID (any ID that proves your identity)
  • Co-payment required by your insurance
  • A complete list of medications you take

  • * We do accept x-rays from other dentists as long as they are current and of diagnostic quality. If your past dentist took digital x-rays, please ask for them to be sent electronically to [email protected]. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to fill out necessary paper work. You can save time by downloading the new patient paper work found to the right. Print and fill out the forms and bring them with you.

    Payment Methods – Cash or Credit Accepted

    Welcome to
    GDC Smiles

    Making an Appointment

    It is easy to make an appointment for your initial examination and dental treatments with GDC Smiles. Simply call 770-504-5725 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 staff. 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 expert staff at GDC Smiles 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. Lia Gallo-Urrego 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. Lia Gallo-Urrego 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 770-504-5725 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

    GDC Smiles provides high quality dental care to families throughout the Gainesville 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, financing, and credit cards. We provide budget friendly dental care so call today and learn how GDC Smiles is the solution to all of your oral health needs.