PATIENT INFORMATION

Portrait Of Loving African American Couple Hugging At Home And Looking At Camera, Spending Quarantine TogetherPersonalized Care for Your Unique Smile

Thank you for choosing us for your oral healthcare needs. Dr. Richardson and our entire team welcome the opportunity to give you a fantastic smile!

Your First Visit

We take the time to record a complete dental record, perform a cancer screening and a periodontal evaluation. You’ll be warmly greeted by our front-office personnel. To help us get to know you better, please bring your completed new patient forms to your appointment.

Your Exam and Cleaning

You’ll meet Dr. Richardson to review your medical history and discuss goals and expectations. We’ll take digital pictures of your smile, as well as any necessary x-rays. Your teeth will be examined for decay and your soft tissues for oral cancer. Your bite alignment will be reviewed to determine how your upper and lower teeth fit together. Because gum (periodontal) disease affects up to 80 percent of the population, the health of your gums will be assessed. Based on your evaluation, the exact type of professional dental cleaning you may need will be determined. Many times, our skilled hygienist can begin your cleaning that same day. The hygienist will be happy to answer your questions about home care, recommend products, and/or demonstrate how to effectively brush and floss your teeth.

Your Treatment Plan

Dr. Richardson will explain her findings and suggested treatments after reviewing your records. She’ll describe your options and work with you to determine the best path to your ideal smile. Together, you’ll create a treatment plan personalized for your unique situation.

Payment and Insurance Information

We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards. Third-party financing, often with no or low interest for qualified applicants, is available through CareCredit. Please see the website for details.

Our office works with all PPO plans, and we’re in network with Delta, Cigna, and United Health. Our front-office staff will electronically file your insurance claim and work with your insurance company to maximize benefits.

Schedule an Appointment With Us Today

We would love to be your dentist of choice. To schedule a consultation with us, call Sue Ellen Richardson, DDS, in Houston, TX, today at 713-796-9600. We also serve patients who live in Bellaire, River Oaks, Southside Place, and all surrounding communities.