First Visit & Scheduling

Your initial appointment will consist of an examination and review of your treatment options. Usually, treatment can be done or started the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day. Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:

  • Any x-rays taken by a previous dentist, if applicable.
  • A list of medications you are presently taking.
  • All completed new patient paperwork.

IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to treatment (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).

If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional x-rays are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.

Our office is open during the summer and fall (May to November) from 7:30 AM until 4:30 PM and during the winter and early spring (November to May) from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

We will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible.  We offer convenient online text and email options for confirming your reserved appointment time.  Please always speak directly to a staff member when circumstances arise which affect your appointment. 

If you have pain or an emergency situation, every attempt will be made to see you that day. We try our best to stay on schedule to minimize your waiting. Due to the fact Drs. Tucker or Poczatek provides many types of dental services, circumstances may lengthen the time allocated for a procedure. Emergency cases can also arise and cause delays. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

Please call us at Vestavia Hills Office Phone Number 205-822-6669 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.