New Patients

Welcome to Russell and Bode Family Dentistry

Your initial appointment will begin with a review of your health history, medications, and dental history.  A blood pressure reading will be taken.  An oral cancer screening and sleep apnea screening will be done by both the hygienist and the doctor.  Intra and extra-oral photos will be taken.  One of our team of hygienists will complete a periodontal chart, take necessary radiographs, and after consulting with the doctor, make a periodontal recommendation (ie…do you need a simple cleaning, a “deep cleaning”, or periodontal maintenance).   A cleaning will be completed under most circumstances.  Proper home-care techniques will be demonstrated and home-care tools will be recommended.  For patients diagnosed with periodontal disease, additional appointments for a “deep cleaning” will be required.  The doctor will consult with the hygienist and review all the collected information and make a diagnosis and treatment recommendations.  A complex medical history or extensive treatment plan may require a second consult appointment with the doctor on another day.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your initial appointment:

  • Your referral slip and any X-rays if applicable.
  • A list of medications you are presently taking.
  • If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.

IMPORTANT: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18 at the initial appointment.

Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.) or require medication prior to dental cleanings (i.e. antibiotics, for pre-med.).

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday:   7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:   7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Useful Links

Please call our practice to schedule your consultation: Olympia Office Phone Number 360-742-3912“>☎ Olympia Office Phone Number 360-742-3912 or email us at [email protected]