Dental Patient Resources

What to Expect at Your First Visit and More

Before your first visit you will need to complete our registration forms. Please download and print our new patient forms using the links below. We ask that you please complete all forms in advance so that we may better serve your needs.

At your first visit, we will review your medical and dental history and perform a comprehensive examination. The examination will include an oral cancer screening, cavity detection, periodontal (gum) exam, evaluation of the bite and screening for jaw joint problems. We will do a cosmetic evaluation and discuss your concerns and desires related to your dental appearance. X-rays and study casts of your mouth, if indicated, will be taken at this time. If treatment needs are not complex, we will discuss our findings and possible solution options for you at this visit. For more complex treatment recommendations, we may ask you to reschedule for a second consult visit with the doctor.

Patient Comforts

At Chesheim Dental Associates, we want our patients to look forward to their visits, so we offer a variety of patient comforts to make every appointment enjoyable, including:

  • FREE WiFi
  • Computer Games for the children
  • Preprogrammed iPods
  • Noise Canceling Headphones
  • Hot Towels
  • Warm, Soft Blankets
  • Neck Pillows

You may feel so relaxed and pampered during your visit, you may never want to leave!

Financial Information

Our goal is to provide the best possible dental care for each person in a way which respects the individual needs of the friends we call patients. Clear financial arrangements play an important role in our ability to allow our patients to attain good dental health. The following financial options are offered.

  • Payment at the Time of Service: We accept cash, checks or credit cards at the time of the appointment. If treatment will extend for several visits, you may pay a portion of the total fee at each visit, with payment-in-full on the last visit.
  • Extended Financing Option: As a service to our patients, we are pleased to offer CareCredit (, the nation’s leading dental payment plan. CareCredit has several payment plans to meet every financial need, including interest-free and low-interest options, each with low monthly payments and no upfront costs. It’s easy to apply and you will receive an online decision in seconds. Apply online by clicking on the button below, or speak to our office manager for more details.
  • CareCredit Financing Available Apply Now

Patients with Insurance Coverage

Dental insurance pays only a portion of the total treatment charge. The portion that the patient pays (Deductible and Co-Payment) can be handled according to the Payment Options outlined above. Our office will gladly file all necessary claims on the patient’s behalf. Certain insurance companies will not send payments to our office but will send them to patients. In those situations, patients will pay for their services according to the options above and will be reimbursed directly by their carriers to the extent they allow.

Patients are always responsible for keeping their account current regardless of any dental insurance coverage.

My wife had been going to Chesheim Dental Associates for years and was always urging me to go. When my dentist retired, I decided it was time to try them and none too soon! I broke my tooth and was in need of an immediate repair. Dr. Rothwell expertly repaired my tooth with excellent results. Because I had not seen a dentist in years, many of my previous repairs were failing and I was increasingly aware of my less than good looking smile. With dental problems looming in the future and feeling self conscious about my smile, Dr. Rothwell and I came up with a customized treatment plan. I’m so glad that moved forward with my plan. I cannot say enough about the exceptional care and experience I received. I should have listened to my wife years ago!

- Hugh