New Patients

Welcome All New Patients of Panhandle Dental Care!


Have you been searching for just the perfect dental home for your family? One that’s close by, offers the advanced services and technology you expect from modern dentistry, and combines it all with a beautiful office, a warm and friendly staff, and the kind of gentle approach that makes any dental treatment virtually painless? Panhandle Dental Care is here to meet all of those expectations and more!

We love welcoming new patients into our comfortable and home-like office. And when we say Panhandle Dental feels like home, we really mean it. We treat every patient who comes to us the way we would treat members of our own families – with unparalleled excellence and uncompromising care.

The truth is, we aren’t just here to care for your teeth, we are here to make you smile!

Your First Visit

This first visit is the foundation of what we hope will be a long and happy relationship – and it starts the moment you walk in the door. During this visit, we will greet you like the friend we know you will become, show you around (so you know where the bathrooms are!), and introduce you to the team if you want. We then sit down with you and have a conversation about what you want and think you might need. We want to know what is important to you. Did you come in for something specific? Once we have your health history and a full understanding of your oral health goals, we will begin taking your x-rays, complete a periodontal charting, and take a series of photographs.

This is when Dr. Ott steps in to start your comprehensive exam which includes:

  • Review of x-rays and periodontal charting
  • TMJ check
  • Manual/visual and VELscope oral cancer screening
  • Full examination of every tooth
  • Gum and soft tissue overview
  • Head, neck, and jaw check

New Patient Forms

Here’s another way we make life just a little more convenient: Fill out your forms right here online and in the convenience of your home, print them out, and bring them with you to your appointment. No sitting around with a clipboard in our waiting area!


If you have any questions about your charges, your insurance, financing, or how to make payments, please give us a call. We are always here to help!

Payment, Insurance, & Financing

Easy, convenient, comfortable. They may sound like buzzwords because we say them so often, but to the team at Panhandle Dental, they are more than words, they are a philosophy of care. We even want to make affording your dentistry fit in that category! Not only do we take all major credit cards like Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover, we also offer CareCredit financing with a variety of payment schedule options. We even have an option that lets you pay your bills online! All you have to do is call our office during business hours and we will give you a temporary password. Then, just sign in to our secure payment portal.

Of course, we also accept most insurances and will file your insurance for you to maximize your benefits.