Scheduling Your Dental Appointment

Patients often remain with their same doctor or dentist for many years because they feel comfortable with that practice's service. However, in special circumstances, like moving to a new neighborhood, people must find new doctors and dentists. Here at Rice Creek Family Dentistry, we have provided you with a list of steps that all new patients will go through during their first visit with us:

Appointment Reminders

It can be easy to forget when you scheduled a dental appointment but now we will remind you with an Appointment Reminder via email or text message.  And if it's your first visit, we'll be happy to provide driving directions. Just click on the link below to let us know how you'd like to be contacted. We'll do the rest!

Appointment Reminder Consent Form

Download the release of records consent form.

Records Release Form

Appointment Scheduling

You should routine appointments with our dentist to maintain your oral health. Many  people wait until they have a toothache or another dental issue to visit our dentist. This is not a wise choice because it can complicate your condition and later require extensive treatment. Therefore, after your first visit, we recommended that visit our dentist a few times per year to keep looking and feeling great!


We recommend that you arrive early to your appointment, in order to fill out new patient forms. Patients also have the option to fill out these forms online, prior to their appointment. If you would like to fill out these forms online, please click the following link to download them:

New Patient Form

Discussion of Symptoms

It is important for you to discuss your oral health with our dentist. Giving our dentist this information will allow them to have a better understanding of your medical history and your dental needs. If you are feeling sensitivity or any discomfort in your mouth, we recommend that you tell our dentist about this so that they may treat the issue before it worsens. Our team at Rice Creek Family Dentistry,Columbia,South Carolina wants you to feel comfortable with our practice, and we will assist you solve any dental problems that you may be experiencing.

Daily Dental Routine Discussion

In addition to discussing dental problems, you should discuss your daily dental routine with our dentist.  Our dentist will talk with you about proper teeth cleaning methods and answer any questions you may have.


X-rays will be conducted by our dentist to review the current state of your dental health.