Your Visit to Dentist Vinna C. Norris in Fort Collins, CO


Your First Visit

At your initial visit you will meet Dr. Norris and her team. We will take time to get to know you personally while taking time to understand your concerns and goals and you should plan for a 2 hour appointment. A thorough medical and dental history will be reviewed and it is helpful to bring a list of medications to your visits. Your examination will include an oral cancer evaluation of the head, neck and mouth, evaluation for dysfunction of the temporomandibular jaw joint, periodontal evaluation (gum and bone tissue supporting the teeth) as well as a visual and radiographic examination of your teeth. Intraoral pictures are often taken as well to allow you to see items of interest that Dr. Norris has observed. Throughout the examination you can expect to be informed by Dr. Norris about what she is seeing and the significance of that information. You are encouraged to be an active participant by asking questions you have as the exam progresses. Our philosophy is to empower our patients with the knowledge needed to make informed choices regarding their dental treatment. When a patient's needs are fairly straightforward and time allows we will also complete a dental cleaning for them at this first visit. If the examination and discussion following does not permit this due to time limitations a visit with our hygienist will be made for a later date and may be coordinated with a consultation to discuss treatment options.

Payment Information

We are pleased to work with most major insurance companies and will gladly submit your insurance claim for payment. If you participate in a PPO insurance program it is important to note that we are not an in-network provider. We encourage your anticipated portion of payment, including deductibles, to be paid at the time of service unless financial arrangements have been discussed.

Cash, checks, debit cards, health savings accounts, VISA and Mastercard are all forms of payment that we accept. In addition, we offer Care Credit health care financing arrangements.

Due to the increasing complexity and variety of dental insurance plans it is not possible for our office to know your plan specifics in terms of coverage and limitations. We seek to help coordinate your benefits and will keep you informed of the cost of treatment and encourage you to be familiar with your plan specifics.