First Visit

Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, treatment can be done the same day as the consultation. However, after your consultation with Dr. To, a complex medical history or a lengthy treatment plan might require an evaluation of the time needed. A second appointment might be necessary to prepare our dental team and office to fulfill your treatment with as much time as needed to ensure your satisfaction.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:

  • Your referral slip and any X-ray’s if applicable.

    For example…
    -If another doctor referred you to Parklane Dental, your referral slip would help in facilitating the communication of your dental information to our team of doctors. We also want to thank your dentist too!
    -If you have x-ray’s available from your previous dentist, you may request your x-ray’s to be sent to our office. 

  • A list of medications you are presently taking.

    Medications you are presently taking may affect the medications and treatment procedures rendered here. Please consult Dr. To for more details regarding your medication. 

    Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.) or require medication prior to dental cleanings (i.e antibiotics, for pre-med.)

  • If you have medical or dental insurance, bring a copy of the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims!

    Often, your insurance might issue an “insurance card” containing some of the most important information regarding your insurance plan. Important details include insurance plan, insurance group name and ID number, and subscriber (name, date of birth, relationship to patient, and ID number).

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment. As we value our patient’s time, we request our new patients arrive early before your appointment to fill out paperwork and patient information. 

IMPORTANT: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under age of 18 at the consultation visit. If the incoming patient is under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must be present to sign financial, medical, and consent forms for all treatments and procedures.


If your previous dentist has taken recent x-rays (within 6-months), you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick a digital or physical copy from your previous dentist and bring them to our office. If additional films are necessary on top of your previous x-rays, they can be taken at our facility. 

If you have questions about x-rays, visit our x-ray page for more info, or call our Arcadia office at 626.445.3388 or our Temple City office at 626.247.4788.