Your First Visit

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Have you scheduled your appointment with us? Wondering what to expect at your first visit? At Steve Horne, DDS, we focus on treating patients, not teeth. We believe that patients should be active participants in their dental care and treatment decisions and strive to provide them with the knowledge and education they need to make informed decisions about the dental treatments they receive.

Your First Visit: New Patient Exam

One thing that separates our Encinitas dental office from others in the area is our new patient exam during your first visit. We believe that listening to our patients is an extremely important aspect of dental care. Your first visit will be booked for an hour so that we have time to discuss medical history, dental health, and dental goals without being rushed through the process. This allows us to establish an accurate baseline and provide conservative yet thorough treatment. During your new patient exam, we will take new patient photos utilizing precision photography, a series of full mouth x-rays and will perform a thorough periodontal exam.

Our Caring Environment

At Steve Horne, DDS, we strive for our dental office to be comfortable, inviting and warm. We have been serving the community for over 40 years and are dedicated to creating long lasting relationships with each of our patients. We understand that dental care should be personalized, so our focus is understanding you and your desires from the moment you step into our office. Ready for your first visit? Book an appointment with our Encinitas dental office today!

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