First Visit Chapel Hill Dentist Office

First Visit An Overview

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. Drs. Furgurson, White and Hoyle 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.

From my entrance into the office to my exit after my visit, All Staff were warm, welcoming, and extremely helpful with any and all questions I may have had. I absolutely appreciate and adore the personalized commitment to my dental…Stephanie G.
I never thought I could enjoy going to the dentist. But I do here! Dr. White is awesome.Debbie L.
I have been seeing Dr. Furgurson for years and he embodies everything you want in a good dentist - friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Going to the dentist is not on the top of my list of favorite things to do,…Jill Braly
Dr. Furgurson and his staff were great! I was extremely pleased with my visit and care. They were on time, professional, and extremely courteous. Dr. Furgurson took the time to explain my condition and procedures and I was pleased to…Thomas Covington
My entire family had a great experience at this practice. The office is easy to find, clean and bright, and has modern equipment. Dr. Furgurson is very professional, yet gentle. My 3 young children even did well in their visits…Julia Cheatwood

First Visit What to Expect


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, Dr. White or Dr. Hoyle. 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) 213-9767 or request an appointment online.

First Visit 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 Chapel Hill Family and Cosmetic Dentistry 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 offer dental care for 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 3.

Dr. Furgurson

Why choose Chapel Hill Family and Cosmetic Dentistry?

Chapel Hill Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is your dental home for the maintenance of a beautiful, healthy smile. We offer complete dental care in a compassionate, personalized manner for patients of all ages. From routine dental cleanings to the treatment of complex concerns and smile makeovers, our team is committed to your needs and goals.

Advanced training is important to our dentists, all of whom dedicate hours annually to continuing education in dentistry. Dr. Furgurson and Dr. Hoyle have achieved the status of Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, a distinction that sets them apart from many local implant dentists. You can feel confident that the results of your dentistry will support a lasting smile that looks as good as it feels.