Your First Visit to Chapel Hill Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

From the moment you call Chapel Hill Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, you can expect to be treated like a member of our family. We understand that a trip to the dentist makes some patients uneasy. Our goal is to give each patient the best experience possible. We do this by providing exceptional service and gentle dental care.

Our dentists and staff strive to provide personalized dental care, taking the time to get to know our patients as individuals. We believe that the best way to achieve and enjoy optimal oral health is through a collaborative doctor-patient relationship built on trust. Dr. Furgurson and Dr. White will always take the time necessary to discuss any recommended or desired treatment so that you can make an educated choice that serves your best interests and your long term oral health.

What to Expect on Your First Visit

A beautiful smile begins with a healthy smile. That’s why we take a proactive approach to preventative dental care. Your first visit will begin with a new patient exam and consultation with Dr. Furgurson or Dr. White. You’ll have a chance to talk to your Chapel Hill dentist about your dental and medical history as well as your dental concerns and goals. If you need cosmetic or restorative dental treatment, we’ll design a treatment plan that fits your needs and budget.

Our dental examinations typically include:

  • Periodontal screening for gum disease
  • Oral cancer screening
  • TMJ and bite analysis
  • Digital dental x-rays
  • Professional dental cleaning

We look forward to meeting new patients of all ages. To schedule your first visit with us in our Chapel Hill dentist office, contact us at 919.736.6175 or request an appointment online.

New Dental Patient FAQs

What should I bring to my first dental appointment?

We suggest you arrive a few minutes before your first dental appointment to give you time to fill out your new patient paperwork. Please bring your dental insurance information with you as well.

Does Dr. Furgurson accept dental insurance?

Yes, we accept nearly all dental insurance plans. While we don’t participate in any managed care dental plans, we can still provide you with dental treatment and assist you with the claims process. Many of our patients see us as an out-of-network provider and still maximize their insurance benefits.

Do you see children?

Yes, Dr. Furgurson is a family dentist and we welcome children to our Chapel Hill dentist office. The American Dental Association recommends that children see a dentist by the time their first tooth erupts. Bringing children to the dentist at a young age helps them feel more comfortable and relaxed. We generally begin providing routine care for children (every six months) at age of 3.