initial-visitYour First Dental Visit

At Comfort Dental of Lafayette, our entire team is committed to providing each patient with extraordinary dentistry in an inspiring atmosphere.

We thought it would be helpful to describe what to expect, as well as what to bring to this appointment.

If you have any additional questions regarding your first dental visit or treatment options, don’t hesitate to contact us today by phone or online form.

Our goal is that you have a great dental experience and incredible care.

What to Expect

Your first experience likely started with a conversation with one of friendly front office team members to set up your appointment – or maybe you requested an appointment online. Each of our front office professionals strives to explain any initial questions you have prior to your first appointment & find a time that fits well in your schedule.

new-patient-visit-copyNo matter if you are seeing us for a problem-focused visit or a comprehensive exam of your entire mouth – your first visit will include a dental examination.

  • If you do not have recent, up-to-date x-rays, we will take a set of x-rays allowing us to properly diagnose any issues that cannot be seen just by looking at your teeth and gums.
  • X-rays are very useful for noting the condition of the jaw, sinuses, teeth and tissue below the gum line.
  • These digital images that appear on the video display chair-side in each patient operatory are crucial for providing comprehensive care that effectively addresses your unique dental needs.


Feel Welcomed and at Ease Every Visit

For patients receiving a comprehensive dental exam, here are some of the specific points Dr. Brucken and Dr. Stubbs will evaluate:

  1. Dentist Lafayette inThorough review of xrays to screen for any signs of cavities, tooth decay or other issues relating to your tooth structure and bone health
  2. Review of your dental and health history information to identify any concerns that may relate to your dental health
  3. Visual inspection of your face and neck for any abnormalities such as bumps, lumps or swelling
  4. Careful inspection of the mouth tissue for any ulcers or abnormal discoloration of the lips or inside the mouth, including a screening for oral cancer
  5. A thorough examination of your gums and for any signs gum infection or gum disease.

Note: This is also a great time to share any concerns you have. Concerns might include dental fears. Our team understands, and we want you to feel confident in sharing your concerns. Here are some tips to help overcome dental fear.

Once your exam is complete, Dr. Randall Brucken or Dr. Lawrence Stubbs will outline your dental treatment options and discuss your optimal dental cleaning.

Both dentists use the latest in proven technologies and techniques in their clinical procedures – this means optimal comfort and convenience for you. Additionally, they relentlessly seek the most practical, sensible and cost efficient methods to deliver quality dental care.

What to Bring

Welcome to Comfort DentalWe will gather important information from you during your first phone conversation and initial visit that will help us to best serve your needs.

To ensure that we are able to provide the best care possible, please bring the following items with you to your appointment:

  • Medical history information, such as the prescription drugs you are taking and their dosages
  • If you have insurance, bring your dental insurance information, including your insurance card, social security number, and a valid form of identification
  • Method of payment for your visit
  • A list of questions or concerns that you may have regarding your treatment


Our new patient forms are available online for your convenience or you can complete the forms in our office prior to your scheduled appointment time. Click here for additional new patient information.


Contact Us

Dr. Randall Brucken and Dr. Lawrence Stubbs are prepared to ensure you have a positive first experience at Comfort Dental.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your dental appointment or treatment, contact us today.