First Visit to Charlotte Dentist Dr. Van Gurp

Dr. Richard Van Gurp has a very patient-centered dental practice in Charlotte, NC. From the moment you call our office, you can expect to be treated like a member of our family. We recognize that a trip to the dentist makes some patients anxious, so our focus is to provide exceptional service and gentle dental care. Above all else, our staff treats you with the highest level of compassion, courtesy and respect.

What to Expect

We believe that a beautiful smile first begins with a healthy smile. That’s why we take a proactive approach to preventative dental care. Your first visit will begin with a new patient exam and pre-clinical interview. During this time, we’ll discuss your dental and medical history and introduce you to our office.

Our dental examinations typically include:

  • Periodontal exam (check for gum disease)
  • Oral cancer screening
  • TMJ exam
  • Dental exam (with x-rays when needed)
  • Teeth cleaning

New Dental Patient FAQs

What should I bring to my first dental appointment?
Please download our patient forms and bring them with you to your first dental appointment. If you have dental insurance, please remember to bring that information as well. If you are seeking a second opinion or being referred by another dentist, contact our office to find out if we will need copies of your medical or dental records.

Does Dr. Van Gurp accept dental insurance?
Yes, Dr. Van Gurp accepts nearly all dental insurance. While we do not participate in any managed care dental plans, we can still provide you with dental treatment and assist you with the claims process. Many of our patients see us as an out-of-network provider and still maximize their insurance benefits. Learn more about our dental insurance policy

Does Dr. Van Gurp see children?
Dr. Van Gurp is a family dentist and we see children as well as adults in our Charlotte dental office. We typically see children when they have outgrown the pediatric dentist or as young as 6.