REGULAR DENTAL VISITS ENSURE YOU CAN
IDENTIFY ORAL CONCERNS EARLY
PREVENT COMPLEX DENTAL PROBLEMS
MAINTAIN A GREAT SMILE FOR LIFE
Dr. Joseph Zolinski, DDS
CREATING POSITIVE DENTAL EXPERIENCES SINCE 1996
Dr. Zolinski does dentistry a little differently. He takes the time to get to know you and, together with his talented team, treats each and every patient just like a member of the family. He genuinely believes that dental visits should be fun and enjoyable for everyone. You can expect a relaxed, welcoming environment where everyone has a laugh together, taking the stress out of dental visits.
Dr. Zolinski offers a wide range of treatments, from preventive care to cosmetic and restorative solutions. We serve all ages from young to young at heart. It’s truly rewarding to see our patients over many decades and really get to know them and their families. Our entire team enjoys being a part of our patients’ lives and supporting their oral health.
Planning your first visit
WHAT TO EXPECT
All of our patients receive a warm welcome to Dr. Zolinski’s practice. The first visit is typically a two-hour appointment. You’ll spend one hour with Dr. Zolinski, and another hour with one of our dental hygienists. When you first arrive, one of our friendly receptionists will greet you, and once in your treatment room, you’ll receive a full oral evaluation and a professional dental cleaning (prophylaxis). For patients who need periodontal therapy, our team will schedule a future appointment as the gums will be too inflamed for a regular cleaning.
Our youngest patients are around 2 years of age. It is important to bring toddlers to see the dentist early on as it can help instill positive associations with dentistry and lifelong healthy dental habits. Little ones can sit on their parent’s lap. We will check for cavities, evaluate the general condition of the teeth and gums, and make sure everything is developing as it should.
We take digital X-rays on all new patients. Digital X-rays are preferable to traditional film because they offer lower radiation and much clearer images. Dr. Zolinski will present any findings from the first-visit evaluation so that patients (and parents, when applicable) are aware of the current state of oral health.
The first visit is also an excellent chance for you and our dental team to have a conversation about your overall oral health goals and any concerns you may have. And you will never have to worry about being pressured to undergo treatment you don’t want; we will make appropriate recommendations based on our evaluation and your end goals, but you are always in control of the direction of your treatment plan.
GETTING TO KNOW YOU
New Patient Forms
An important part of getting to know you as a new patient is finding out about your health history. We ask that you complete some new-patient forms online prior to your first appointment. You can fill out the forms here.
PAYING FOR YOUR DENTAL TREATMENT
Dr. Zolinski believes patients should be in the driver’s seat when it comes to their own care. Our practice does not limit your treatment options to what your dental insurance will pay. For your convenience, we do accept CareCredit, credit card, cash, or check.