Your Initial Dental Appointment

Our dentist’s goal is to ensure good oral hygiene and a beautiful smile. With pearly white teeth, an individual’s self-esteem and confidence increases. Therefore, going to our dentist every six months is highly recommended. However, for those visiting our dentist for the first time, following the tips below will ensure a productive first visit.

Smile Reminders

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

Smile Reminder Consent Form

Download the release of records consent form.

Records Release Form

Before Arriving at Your Appointment

To schedule an appointment, call our dental office at 815-320-3870 so that our staff can assist you in finding a day and time that is convenient for you.

New Patient Paperwork and Documentation

Since it will be your first time at Hickory Creek Family Dentistry, please complete the New Patient form. Evaluating your medical history allows your dentist to get a better understanding of your dental care needs. The form will take some time to fill out, so we recommend coming a few minutes early to your appointment. If you prefer to fill these forms out before you arrive, please click on the following link:

New Patient Form

Brushing and Flossing

Brushing and flossing before the appointment will help our dentist properly examine your teeth with efficiency and ease.