Patient Forms, Map and Directions to our Office

Your first visit to Dr. Moriarty's practice establishes a vital foundation for our relationship with you. During the first visit, we make sure to obtain important information, like your medical history, and give you the time to get to know your dentist. To understand what to expect for your first visit to our practice, please read through this page. You'll find all the practical information you need, such as a map and directions to  our office, practice hours, payment policies and more. There's also information about our committed staff and our first visit procedures. You can even save some time at your first visit by printing out and completing the patient forms in advance of your appointment.

As a new patient to our practice you will be asked the following questions when you call.  It would be helpful to gather this information in advance of calling.

  • What is the nature of your call today? Are you experiencing any discomfort or are you calling to schedule a check-up?
  • If you have dental insurance please provide us with the name of your dental insurance plan, subscriber and group number.
  • Are you in general good health? Do you have any allergies that we should be made aware of in advance of your appointment?
  • Are you required to take antibiotics before your dental appointment due to joint replacement? If yes, we ask that you obtain the first  premedication prescription from your primary care physician or surgeon. We will provide you with a prescription for future appointments.
  • When was your last dental cleaning, exam and x-rays?
  • Do you know when your last dental x-rays were taken? In most cases dental x-rays are necessary to perform an accurate and thorough exam by the doctor. If you have bite-wing x-rays less than 1 year old or an FMX or Panoramic film less then 5 years old we ask that you obtain them and bring with you to your appointment. We can mail you an x-ray/records release form to sign and send to your previous dentist. Digital x-rays can be emailed to us in JPEG format at [email protected] You can also print out this form from our website.
  • We like to say thank you to patients that refer family and friends to our practice. Which one of our patients referred you?

What To Expect                                                                                                                                                          

Upon your visit, you will be greeted by our friendly and knowledgeable front desk receptionists. They will ask you for your completed forms, dental insurance information, and any records or x-rays you may have from your previous dentist. While you wait to be seen you can relax in our reception area and look at our 150 gallon salt water fish tank filled with colorful tropical fish or read a magazine while listening to music.

One of our compassionate assistants or hygienists will bring you back into one of our seven treatment rooms. You can bring your favorite video to watch or bring your IPod, MP3 or any digital listening device so you can relax and listen to your favorite music or audio book.

We understand that for some, going to the dentist can be difficult. Our staff will support you and make your visit as pleasant as possible. Our assistants, hygienists and front desk staff work together as a team to create a professional, comfortable and pleasant environment. We also understand that children need extra special attention and that is why our staff explains each step of the procedure as well as showing them the instruments and equipment that will be used during the procedure. We like to see children for their first dental visit at 3 years of  age.

Our office provides general dental treatment for the entire family. The most common preventable dental disease is dental caries or decay. The second most common is periodontal  disease or gum infection. These are both caused by the presence of plaque or debris on your teeth and gums.

We are proud of our hygiene team that will provide you with the proper oral hygiene instructions needed to maintain healthy teeth and gums. We recommend patients visit their hygienist a minimum of every six months. At your six month visit, you can expect a complete dental examination including oral cancer screening in addition to a cleaning.

Depending on how long it has been since you're last cleaning and the condition of your teeth and gums we make have to do your cleaning in two visits. This is called a Full Mouth  Debridement. Radiographs (x-rays) may also be taken since they are crucial in the diagnosis of oral disease.

During your exam, your doctor will record an individualized treatment plan for you explaining what procedures are necessary or suggested for your teeth and gums. The doctor will explain her findings by examining your teeth and gums as well as reviewing your x-rays and then explain in detail the procedures necessary. Our practice offers services from a periodontist and an endodontist on limited days each month but because we are mainly a general dental practice, there may be times that we recommend specialists outside our practice.

On your treatment plan, you can expect to see the procedure(s) needed, the fees, and approximate amount of what your dental plan will cover as well as the amount that you will pay on the day service is rendered. If you have dental insurance coverage, our front desk team will be happy to send a pre-treatment estimate for any major work such as crown and bridge, dentures or partials as well as schedule your appointments and go over any questions you may have.                                                                  

Being well-prepared for your appointment will ensure that the doctor has all of the needed information to provide the best possible care for you. It also will help relieve any unnecessary anxiety you may be feeling. Educate yourself on your symptoms by reviewing the content on this Web site. Also, take some time to review our staff page and familiarize yourself with the doctors. We look forward to your first visit.

Mission Statement
To provide high quality, affordable dental treatment and oral health promotion for patients of all ages, in a caring and supportive manner, while maintaining the highest standards of patient centered technical excellence while protecting our patients personal health information and follow the rules and recommendations of the ADA, CDC, CMR, FDA & EPA for the protection of our patients, staff and environment.

Patient Forms

Please print and fill out these forms so we can expedite your first visit

We protect you by following strict Privacy Practices.
The HIPAA form below is for your information and records.

Medical History Update Form (For Exisiting Patients Only) 

Additional Information & Forms

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

Driving Directions

From Route 128 (95)
Take exit 34 and proceed on to Winn St. toward Woburn. At Woburn Center follow Route 38 (Main St.) heading toward Winchester Center. Our office will be on your left. Look for the blue awning and we are directly across from Brurgger's Bagels.

From 93 South (Reading. Wakefield, Woburn)
Take exit 36 (Monvale Ave. exit). At the bottom of the exit ramp tum right. Proceed to the first traffic light and tum left on to Washington St.  Proceed on Washington St. to the 2nd intersection and bear right through the lights. Proceed toward the rotary in Winchester Center. Follow the rotary under the bridge and take your second right off the rotary on to Main St. Our office will come up quickly on your right side. Look for the blue awning and we are directly across from Bruegger's Bagels.

From 93 North (Boston, Arlington, Malden. Medford)
Take exit 33 (Winchester Fellsway West exit). Stay left and proceed half way around the rotary and take a right on to South Border Road. Follow South Border Rd. through two sets of traffic lights until you come to another rotary. Follow the rotary under the bridge and take your second right off the rotary on to Main St. Our office will come up quickly on your right side. Look for the blue awning and we are directly across from Bruegger's Bagels.

Our office is street level. There are no stairs making it easy for our patients to enter our office whether you have a stroller or the need to use a cane, walker, mobility scooters or a wheelchair. Parking is on street only. Please watch the signs for parking time restrictions.

Janis Moriarty, D.M.D.

607 Main St.
Winchester, MA 01890

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