Patient Information

First Visit

Your first visit will give us a chance to get to know you, your dental needs, and your personal preferences for the ideal dental visit. To update your records, we may take a full series of digital and panoramic x-rays. Your checkup will include a VELscope oral cancer screening, DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection, and, possibly, intraoral photographs. Plan to spend about 90 minutes at your initial appointment. After an exam with the doctor and a thorough discussion about your goals and expectations, you’ll meet with our hygienist. She will examine and probe your gum tissue, provide an orthodontic evaluation, and diagnose any level of gum disease, if applicable.

The dentist will show you our findings and recommend treatment options. Please feel free to ask questions. We want you to completely understand your state of oral health and the how particular procedures can correct problems. Together, you and the dentist will determine the best treatment plan for your oral health.

Before you leave, our front office or hygienist will schedule your cleaning. If restorative or cosmetic visits are necessary, we can also schedule these for you.

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Sedation & Anesthesia

Don’t let anxiety, stress, or fear keep you from the dental work you need and want. Dr. Miller offers oral sedation, as well as laughing gas (nitrous oxide) to ease your mind and body during dental procedures. Please ask about sedation and anesthesia at your visit.

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Dental Insurance

We respect your budget and know you work hard for your dental insurance benefits. As a courtesy, we’ll file all major insurance claims and accept your copay or deductible. Commencement Bay Dentistry is a preferred providers for Delta Dental and Regence Blue Cross, Blue Shield . Please prepare to pay your estimated balance at your visit. Read about dental insurance coverage here.

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Payment Options

If you pay by cash or check, in full, at your visit, we’ll extend a 5% courtesy credit to your balance due. We also accept Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. If you’d like to finance your dental care, we recommend you apply for a low- or no-interest loan with CareCredit. Read more about CareCredit here, or click the logo below to apply online.

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We invite you to call Commencement Bay Dentistry of Tacoma, WA today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Miller. Our convenient location is accessible to patients from Tacoma and the surrounding areas. We look forward to learning how we can make you smile!

9618 59th Avenue Southwest, Lakewood, WA 98499 USA
Megan Miller, DDS Lakeswood Dentistsry at Lakewood, WA (253) 581-277