Your First Office Visit

Your First Visit

Your first visit to our office typically includes digital X-rays which allow us to view the structure of the jaw, the position of any teeth that may or may not have erupted, malformed roots, and tooth decay. From this information, in conjunction with a clinical exam, we are then able to discuss treatment plans that best fit your needs and desires.

The initial visit also includes a review of your medical history. When you share your medical history, be sure to provide complete, up-to-date information on your health. Inform our office if you have experienced recent hospitalization or surgery, or if you have recently been ill. Also tell us the names, doses, and frequency of any medications you are taking - whether prescription or over-the-counter products - and the name of your physician. We ask that you continue to inform us of any changes in your health or medications. This information will help us select the safest and most effective method of treatment for you.

Regular Checkups

We encourage regular checkups for individuals age four and up. Regular checkups are important to:

  • Check for problems that you might not see or feel
  • Find early signs of decay
  • Treat oral health problems early, while they are still manageable

Regular checkups include a thorough cleaning, polishing, and an oral exam. During the oral exam, Dr. Harrison will check the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue. Your existing fillings and restorations will also be examined because with constant pressure from chewing, grinding, or clenching these forces can cause them to wear away, chip, or crack.

Regular checkup appointments typically take about 60 minutes. Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be on time for our patients, and we ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately.


Office Location

1660 Humboldt Rd., Suite 1
Chico, CA 95928

(530) 894-5454 (Office)

(530) 894-3595 (Fax)

Monday 8:00 to 5:00
Tuesday 8:00 to 5:00
Wednesday 8:00 to 5:00
Thursday 8:00 to 5:00
Friday Closed