Your First Visit to Our Dentist

At your first visit to 21st Century Dental, we want you to feel at ease. Our team understands the anxiety some individuals feel when choosing a new dentist, so we aim to create a calming, stress-free atmosphere to ensure a satisfactory experience. Find out what you can expect as a new patient to our dental office below.

Appointment Reminders

It can be easy to forget when you scheduled a dental appointment but now we will remind you with an Appointment Reminder via email or text message.  And if it's your first visit, we'll be happy to provide driving directions. Just click on the link below to let us know how you'd like to be contacted. We'll do the rest!

Appointment Reminder Consent Form

Download the release of records consent form.

Records Release Form

Scheduling a Dental Appointment

Many wait until they have a toothache or have another dental issue to visit our dentist. This is not a wise choice, as it can complicate your condition and later require extensive treatment. Visiting our dentist should be scheduled routinely to treat and maintain your oral health. Therefore, after your first visit, it’s recommended to visit our dentist every few months to keep your smile looking and feeling great!


Our team recommends arriving early to your first appointment to complete your new patient forms. Patients also have the option to fill out these forms online prior to their arrival. To complete your patient paperwork online, please click here:

 New Patient Form

Discuss Symptoms With our Dentist

During your appointment, it's important to discuss your oral health with our dentist. Providing such information will allow for a better understanding of your current situation. If you are feeling sensitivity or any discomfort in your mouth, revealing this is recommended to treat the issue before it worsens. Our team at 21st Century Dental in Springfield, Illinois, wants you to feel comfortable with our practice and will assist you with any dental issues you may be experiencing.

Discuss Your Daily Dental Routine

In addition to discussing symptoms, it's important that you discuss each and every aspect of your daily dental routine with our team. Our dentist will discuss proper teeth cleaning methods and provide guidance on achieving optimal oral health.


X-rays will be conducted by our dentist to gain insight into your gums, jaw and non-visible sections of teeth. We offer a variety of dental imaging techniques at our office, and our dentist will determine which option suits your needs based on your symptoms.

As a new patient, you can expect the highest quality of care from our team at 21st Century Dental. You can schedule your new patient appointment today by calling 21st Century Dental at 217-698-9500. We look forward to helping you achieve a bright, healthy smile!