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New Patients

What to Expect

Your new patient appointment is an important time to get to know Dr. Jimmy Nguyen, our staff and for us to understand your individual oral health goals. As your partner in dental health, we feel it’s important to work as a team with each of our dental patients. You play an integral role in the services offered and the care of your smile well into the future.

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Your First Appointment

Before you arrive, plan to complete your new patient questionnaires online. Or if you prefer, you can arrive 10-15 minutes early to fill out the paperwork in our office. Be sure to provide a copy of your insurance card, so that our financial coordinators can confirm your dental benefits and better estimate any out-of-pocket amounts.


The initial examination process is critical for establishing a baseline of your oral health conditions. That way Dr. Nguyen can monitor changes between visits and track areas that we may need to keep our eye on.

During your first appointment, we’ll order a series of X-rays to examine areas between teeth and around existing dental work, which can’t be seen during a visual exam. Dr. Nguyen will share his findings with you, so that the two of you can co-plan any appropriate treatment. He will also evaluate your gum and bone health, screen for oral cancer, and assess the integrity of each tooth.

If you’re due for a routine preventative cleaning, we can complete it at this initial appointment. The overall visit will last about an hour. Should you require any treatment, we’ll discuss insurance and financing options, then schedule those procedures for a separate day.

As an in-network provider with most major PPO plans, we’re able to work closely with your carrier to help you access the benefits that you’re entitled to. Some of the major insurance companies that we work with include

  • Delta
  • Cigna
  • MetLife

  • Guardian
  • Premier

  • Risk Management
  • Principal

…and many others. We also accept MEDI-CAL. Our team will verify your coverage before your appointment, so be sure to have your card on hand when you schedule.

When your insurance doesn’t cover a procedure or you don’t have access to dental benefits, you can also take advantage of our flexible payment plans. CareCredit offers 0% and low-interest financing options on all dental procedures. Get instant access to affordable monthly payments so that you can start treatment right away.

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Our $59 new patient special includes an exam, X-rays and cleaning. Contact Melody Dental Care today to get started!
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