Your First Visit

Visiting Our San Luis Obispo Dental Office

Dr. Deborah McNeil Amorteguy discussing treatment with a patient at her practice in San Luis ObispoYou will be involved in every step of your treatment; it takes a team effort to achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Your first visit will involve a discussion of your medical and dental history to help us better understand you and your whole health. You will experience a gentle, thorough exam which will involve your input. You will have the opportunity to share your concerns with us as we go along. Questions are always welcomed.

Your teeth, gums, jaw alignment, and soft tissues will be assessed as we check for signs of oral cancer, take digital x-rays and examine your bite. All of these diagnostic tools, along with your feedback, allow us to suggest the dental treatment that is right for you. Your personalized treatment plan takes into account everything you tell us is important to you and our goal is to make your life better once our work together is complete.

In addition to treatment, we can discuss a financial plan for your care. We want you to take advantage of any dental insurance benefits you may have. To that end, we have invested in the fastest online access to most insurance companies, which provides us reimbursement details within days. By being aware of and providing all of your insurance information before your first appointment, we can be sure to make the most of what your plan offers. If we receive an immediate response from your insurance company, you will only be asked to pay your estimated portion on the day care is provided. We will do everything in our power to make sure you receive the benefits to which you are entitled.

We look forward to earning your trust and confidence and developing a long relationship with you. Please feel free to call 805-543-3016 or email us with your additional questions.

Good Health to You,

Dr. Deborah Amorteguy
Chelsea – Patient Care Coordinator