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Personalized Care for Your Unique Smile

Thank you for choosing our Houston dental office for your oral healthcare needs. Dr. Richardson and our entire team welcome the opportunity to give you a fantastic smile!

Your First Visit
We take the time to record a complete dental record, perform a cancer screening and a periodontal evaluation. You’ll be warmly greeted by our front-office personnel. To help us get to know you better, please bring your completed new patient forms to your appointment.

Your Exam and Cleaning
You’ll meet Dr. Richardson to review your medical history and discuss goals and expectations. We’ll take digital pictures of your smile, as well as any necessary X-rays. Dr. Richardson will scan your teeth for decay with our non-invasive DIAGNOdent laser and use a ViziLite to examine soft tissues for oral cancer. She’ll also review your bite alignment to determine how your upper and lower teeth fit together. Because gum (periodontal) disease affects up to 80% of the population, Dr. Richardson will assess the health your gums. Based on her evaluation, she will diagnose the exact type of professional dental cleaning you need. Many times our skilled hygienist can begin your cleaning that same day. The hygienist will be happy to answer your questions about homecare, recommend products, and/or demonstrate how to effectively brush and floss your teeth.

Your Treatment Plan
Dr. Richardson will explain her findings and suggested therapies after reviewing your records. She’ll describe your options and work with you to determine the best path to your ideal smile. Together, you’ll create a treatment plan personalized for your unique situation.

Payment and Insurance Information
We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards. Third-party financing, often with no or low interest for qualified applicants, is available through CareCredit. Please see the website for details.

Dr. Richardson is a preferred provider for select insurance companies. Our front-office staff will electronically file your insurance claim and work with your insurance company to maximize benefits.

Call our Houston dental office today to schedule your appointment, consultation, or second-opinion visit with Dr. Richardson. We give Houston, West University, Bellaire, and surrounding areas exemplary care for a lifetime of beautiful smiles!

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Sue Ellen Richardson, DDS Houston TX dentist (713) 796-9600