Avril D'Souza is a 1994 graduate from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, and  has been in this practice since 1997.


We are located on 600 Franklin Street at Suite 114 in Schenectady, NY.

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The New Patient Visit

It's time for your visit to our office, and you're not completely sure what to expect. First of all, congratulations on making that appointment! Considering that only 50 percent of the population regularly visits the dentist you're one of the few who are taking your dental health into your own hands.

Your Dental Checklist

  1. Schedule your appointment with the office staff during a time that is convenient for you.
  2. Transfer your dental records from your former dentist before your appointment.
  3. Write down any dental problems or concerns to discuss with your dentist.
  4. Call the office two days before to confirm the appointment time.
  5. Bring your insurance card, drivers license and credit card to your  visit.
  6. Be prepared to provide your dental information, medical history and medications.
  7. Inform the office of changes in your health, especially if you're pregnant.
  8. Bring a list of any medications you're taking - they may affect treatment.
  9. Get driving directions and park in our validated parking lot and arrive early.

Patient Forms - Please print out, fill out  and bring these forms in so we can expedite your first visit:

In order to view or print these forms you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed. Click here to download it.

Arrive Early--  Give yourself enough time to complete the new patient information, get to know us and relax before your appointment.

Information Required-- When filling out the new patient information page, be prepared to provide your complete medical and dental history and medication list. Bring your insurance card and credit card.

Write down any dental problems you've experienced over the past six months, even if they're dormant. That way you won't forget anything, and it may keep you from having to make an emergency appointment if they flare up again in the future. Include such details as:

  • When the pain started or ended
  • Which area of the mouth you feel discomfort
  • The level of pain you experience, and whether it comes and goes or is constant
  • Any side effects, such as bleeding gums or swelling

Answer Questions Truthfully-- Give details about your oral hygiene routine, including how often you brush and floss. Your dentist may want to know about past dental problems and the last time you visited a dentist. Be honest -- disclosing this information is not meant to embarrass you, but to improve your dental health.

Face Dental Anxiety-- Your first step in getting past dental anxiety is making the appointment. Once you've scheduled the visit, don't postpone it -- putting off your dental visit can cause dental problems to worsen. Don't be afraid to tell your dentist about your fears. Dentists now use a variety of methods to successfully treat fearful patients.

Schedule Treatments Accordingly-- Most dental procedures last longer than regular dental exams, so be sure to schedule your appointment during a time that is convenient for you. Ask ust how long the appointment will last and what to expect after the procedure. Following the post-treatment guidelines will help you avoid complications and make a full recovery.

Paying for Your visits

We require payment at the time of service by cash or credit card. For larger treatments, our office offers financing on approved credit.

Post-Appointment Preparation

Schedule your next appointment before you walk out the door. Continue your daily oral hygiene regimen, and follow any advice your dentist or dental hygienist has given you regarding at-home dental care.

Driving Directions

Questions or Comments?
We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about our services.