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Nashville, Tennessee 37205
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What Can I Expect On My First Visit?

Welcome to Our Practice!

Photo of the reception area at the dental practice of Dr. David Wickness.To prepare for your first visit, you can fill out our online forms ahead of time. If you prefer to fill them out in our office, please arrive 10-15 minutes early so you have time to complete them before your appointment.

Your First Visit

I always enjoy my visit at Dr. Wickness’s office. The entire team is friendly and kind. The office is so clean and inviting! The team takes the time to catch up with me. They are very thorough with my cleaning and they don’t push unnecessary procedures. My entire family goes here and I would recommend this office to everyone.” — Lauren Z.

Dr. David Wickness uses a model of teeth to explain dental treatment to a patient.

Plan for your first visit to last about two hours, including exam and cleaning. At the start of your appointment, our dental assistant will bring you back for panoramic and bitewing x-rays that will give us an up-close look at the health of your teeth and gums. Here you’ll also have the opportunity to briefly discuss your dental health goals.

Next, you’ll meet Dr. Wickness. He’ll review your x-rays and begin your exam while you sit back and relax in one of our dental chairs. For your comfort, we offer neck pillows made of orthopedic memory foam. Your dental exam will involve taking a look at your teeth and oral tissues to determine what, if any, treatment is needed. If your gums are generally healthy, Dr. Wickness will be able to recommend a basic cleaning, which your hygienist will take care of immediately following your exam. Any further treatment indicated can be taken care of at a future appointment. Your general cleaning will last about an hour, and then you and your sparkling smile will be on your way!

Our In-Office Technology

We use the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology, including:

  • Photo of a CBCT machine.Digital x-ray technology
  • Trios intraoral scanner: used to quickly take impressions of the teeth digitally rather than using molds, which can be messy
  • Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT): gives us a 3-dimensional view of the jaw, including nerves and other key structures, so that dental implants can be placed properly
  • Diode laser