New Patients

We realize that every patient is a unique and special person, and each has a different set of desires, needs and experiences. We will do our best to learn from you these desires, needs and experiences and then to help you find and understand the solution that you are looking for. Whether you need a simple correction, a complex restoration or a cosmetic makeover, it will be done with the highest possible quality.

We welcome you to our practice and will make every effort to make your visits pleasant and comfortable. A healthy smile makes a bold statement. It communicates confidence and quality to everyone you come in contact with. The benefits of a healthy, attractive smile are immeasurable and our goal is to work with you to help you to obtain and maintain the healthy teeth and attractive smile you want and deserve.


It all starts with a comprehensive examination, an accurate diagnosis and an appropriate treatment plan. Dr. Pate will gather lots of information about your teeth, gums, soft tissue, and bone. You can follow along with the exam on the overhead monitor as Dr. Pate dictates and records your examination findings. He will ask for your input as to how you characterize the problems in your mouth and your priorities. He will also ask your opinion on what you would like to change about your teeth and/or smile including discolored, misshapen or misaligned teeth. When appropriate, radiographs and photographs from all angles are taken and analyzed. In some cases, models of your mouth are taken and mock-ups of an ideal smile or restoration are created. A preventive maintenance plan will be discussed to establish and/or maintain your teeth and gums in a healthy state. Our patients often say it is the most complete examination they’ve ever received. You will then be presented with a clear, easy to understand treatment plan for achieving and maintaining a sound state of oral health as well as an attractive, healthy, comfortable and confident smile.

Our office provides a full range of dental services from oral hygiene and preventive dentistry, to simple restorative procedures, to complex restorations and cosmetic make-overs. We invite you to explore this web site to learn of the possibilities of what esthetic and restorative dentistry can do for you. Then contact us today for an evaluation and we will be honored to have you choose us to help you achieve your goals for creating and maintaining a beautiful, healthy, comfortable and confident smile.