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Your first visit with Houghtaling Dental in Battle Creek

At Houghtaling Dental, our focus is on you. You will be in a partnership with our doctors, hygienists, and every member of our team. Our role is to provide you with the knowledge about your oral health, options for treatment, and support for your decisions.

Your first visit with us will be all about getting to know you, your concerns, and your expectations of us. At that visit you’ll meet with our reception team who will help gather and communicate the financial and medical information you give to us. Please be aware that you are responsible for knowing your dental benefits, it helps us greatly for you to know those benefits when you arrive for your initial visit. Then, along with your dentist and hygienist, you’ll be an active participant in a thorough dental exam that includes dental x-rays and full charting of your teeth and gums. If you do not have gum disease and you are due, we may be able to perform a cleaning the same day.

What to Bring

Please make sure to bring the following to your appointment:

  • Your current dental insurance card and state licensed ID
  • An up-to-date list of any current medications
  • Your last set of x-rays from your previous dentist (if applicable). If they are able to email them ahead of time, please have them sent to kristyl@hcdds.net.
  • Completed new patient forms. If you are unable to print these forms at home, please arrive at least 15 minutes early to your appointment to fill them out.

If someone other than a parent or legal guardian brings your child to the office for treatment (including cleanings), they need to bring a signed Consent to Treat form or a written letter signed by the legal parent or guardian.

We are proud to provide comprehensive dentistry to the entire family in West Michigan. Dr. Houghtaling, Dr. Covarrubias, and their team appreciate you trusting us with your oral health care needs. To begin your experience with us, please call (269) 965-1536. We look forward to meeting you.