P.O. Box 118
340 Lovell Street
Ionia, MI 48846

New Patients

Patient Forms, Map and Directions to Ionia Office

Your first visit to Boucher Family Dentistry establishes a vital foundation for our relationship with you. During the first visit, we make sure to obtain important background information, like your medical history, and give you time to get to know your doctor. To understand what to expect for your first visit to our practice, please read through this page. You'll find all the practical information you need, such as a map and directions to our office, practice hours, payment policies and more. There's also background information about our committed staff and our first visit procedures. You can even save some time at your first visit by printing out and completing the patient forms in advance of your appointment.

Mission Statement
Our practice is working together to realize a shared vision of excellence in dentistry.

To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:

  • Listening to those we are privileged to serve.
  • Earn the trust and respect of patients, profession and community.
  • Exceed your expectations.
  • Ensure a creative, challenging and compassionate professional environment.
  • Strive for continuous improvement at all levels.

Patient Forms
Please print and fill out these forms so we can expedite your first visit:

  • New Patient Information Form [ PDF ]
  • New Patient Health History Form [ PDF ]
  • Acknowledgment and Consent Form [ PDF ]
  • Notice of Privacy Practices [ PDF ]

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What to Expect at Your First Visit

A first impression is everything, and we want your first visit to our practice to be welcoming and comfortable. Our goal is to give you a bright, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.

Our practice understands that your first visit to the dentist's office can be intimidating! The doctor and team want to make you feel relaxed about receiving dental treatment. We make it our goal to provide you with a beneficial experience that helps you stay healthy and happy. We welcome you and look forward to working with you!

During your first visit we will:

  • Take time listening to your concerns and expectations
  • Review with you your complete dental AND medical history
  • Take X-rays of your mouth and jaw as needed
  • Discuss with you the different treatments we provide
  • Answer any questions you may have
  • Review of financial information
  • Once the doctor has gone over all your paperwork, and all of your questions have been answered, you will begin your first exam!

Regular dental checkups are very important! You should be visiting the dentist every six months - that's twice a year! Here are a couple things you can expect at your regular checkup:

  • Teeth cleaning: Your hygienist will perform a professional cleaning of your teeth. They will use special dental instruments to remove any plaque and tartar that may be built up on the surface of your teeth. Lastly, your hygienist will polish your teeth to make them brighter and smoother.
  • Exam: After your teeth have been properly cleaned, the dentist will examine your mouth, teeth, and gums to make sure that you don't have any signs of decay or periodontal disease. The dentist will also check any old fillings or other restorative work to make sure that nothing needs to be repaired.

In between checkups it is important for you to take care of your teeth and gums! Be sure to brush your teeth at least three times a day, and floss at least once. This will help minimize the amount of plaque and tartar build up that can lead to tooth decay and disease. If you need help learning how to properly brush and floss, we will be happy to show you!

Our practice hours are:
Monday , Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8am - 5pm We are open through the lunch hour also!

What to bring to your first dental exam

Please make sure you fill out each of these forms and bring them with you to your first dental appointment:

  • New Patient Information Form [ PDF ]
  • New Patient Health History Form [ PDF ]
  • Privacy Policy [ PDF ]
  • Your Insurance card, and any additional insurance information you might need to provide.
  • Your wonderful smile!

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