First Visit

What to Expect at Your First Dental Visit

Here at MaconSmiles, it’s our goal to be your one-stop for all of your family dentistry needs in Macon, North Macon, Forsyth, and the surrounding areas. As your choice for a family dentist and dental team, we’re fully committed to providing all of our patients with a relaxing dental experience and ensuring we’re able to ease your nerves during your dental appointment. View of the front of Macon Smiles Family Dentistry’s office. We’ve designed our office environment with the purpose of making sure that you feel just as comfortable with us as you would in your own home. It’s the team at MaconSmiles’ number one goal to make each new patient feel completely at ease in our office. We hope you’ll stop by sometime!

What to Expect as a New Patient of MaconSmiles Family Dentistry

We ask that you plan to arrive at your appointment a little early so that you’ll have the proper amount of time to complete the health information and insurance forms that’ll be needed before your exam. Your first visit with us should last for approximately one hour. During this session, your Macon dentist will:

  • Listen to any concerns you may have about your appointment.
  • Give you a thorough oral exam.
  • Take any needed x-rays.
  • Outline any existing dental problems and propose a treatment plan.
  • Offer you oral hygiene instructions and tips on how to take better care of your teeth and gums following your appointment!

The MaconSmiles Difference

One of the main things that we believe at MaconSmiles is that good dental care begins with open communication. We’ll always promise to speak openly with you about our diagnosis as well as any symptoms that may require further treatment from your dentist in Macon. 

We’ll also let you know about any other important information that can include alternative treatments, costs, and lifestyle recommendations – all so that you’ll have the ability to make the choices that are best for your smile and your everyday life. 

We want you to feel comfortable about asking us any questions and as your Macon, GA dental team, we’ll always be glad to assist you in any way that we possibly can. By working together, we’ll be able to help you achieve a healthier and happier smile!


"The staff at the front desk were really warm and inviting, & professional. the dental hygienists & Dr. Shah were also incredibly comforting & accommodating (changing dentists is scary!). I've already recommended this office to my mom, grandma, & boyfriend. Thanks so much for the easy transition!"

Macon Smiles Patient Tara Robinson

Tara Robinson

Lofts Property Manager, Macon, GA

Actual Patient

"New Patient X-Rays and Cleaning: Very good experience so glad I chose MaconSmiles. I was very nervous but the young lady that did the x-rays and cleaning was so friendly."

Macon Smiles Patient Barbara Gensemer

Barbara Gensemer

Macon, GA

Actual Patient


"Everyone was so kind, and the exam was so thorough! I felt at ease and very cared for as a person."

Judith Young

Judith Young

Macon, GA

Actual Patient


I was very satisfied with my First Visit for a cleaning. The technician (dental hygienist) was very qualified and helpful with her advise. this office goes the extra mile that lets you know they really care about their patients.
Chana Winer Actual Patient Macon, GA

Dr. Sheila Shah & the Dental Team Would Love to See You!

Are you interested in experiencing our MaconSmiles difference for yourself? We encourage you to schedule an appointment with us! To do so, feel free to either give your Macon, GA dentist a call at (478) 757-8714 or fill out our appointment request form. We can’t wait to see you at our family dentistry office and provide you with a stress-free visit!