Good oral health is essential to overall health and a lifetime of healthy smiles. Family First Health provides comprehensive dental services for the whole family and supports patients in not only achieving good dental health, but maintaining it.
How can the Family First Health dental team help me?
Our highly skilled and uniquely qualified team of dentists and support staff creates an environment that is patient-centered, helping our patients live happier, healthier lives. Family First Health has incorporated an Extended function Dental Assistant (EFDA) to our dental operations to enable our family dentists to see an increased number of patients each day.
Dental services include:
- Care for patients of all ages
- Root canals
- Fluoride treatments
Did you know that Family First Health has a mobile dental program that goes to local elementary schools and childcare centers? Find more information about our Kids Against Cavities program here!
How do I make an appointment?
Please call the dental center of your choice (George Street, Hanover, Gettysburg, Columbia Dental) and talk with our team of dental receptionists to schedule your appointment. Please see our full list of providers here. Make sure you have your insurance card information and social security number ready to give to the receptionist.
What should I know/bring for my first appointment?
- Photo ID/driver’s license
- Insurance card
- A list of any questions you may have for your dentist and care team
- All patients 17 years and younger will require a parent be present for all appointments.
- Please note that copays are due at the time of visit.
For adult patients, your first appointment will include an initial exam and x-rays. For pediatric patients, the first appointment will include an initial exam, x-rays, a cleaning, and a fluoride treatment.
Which FFH sites are these services available at?
Are payments due at time of visit?
In order to continue serving our communities and seeing patients, we do ask that copays are due at the time of the visit.
What types of insurance do you accept?
Please check our full list of accepted insurances. If we do not accept your insurance or you do not have insurance, we have several options available including our sliding fee discount. You can find the sliding fee discount applications here.
Where should I park when I come for my dental appointment?
All of our locations (except for the George Street Center) have parking right outside of the office. Our free patient parking for the George Street Center is located across the street in the City Hall parking lot. See the patient parking map here.
How often should I come in?
For patients without teeth, we suggest you come in every year for an oral exam, as well as a cancer screening, but for the rest of our patients we suggest you come every 6 months.
How often should I brush my teeth?
The rule of thumb is 2 times per day, and floss/rinse once per day.
When should I bring my child in for their first dental appointment?
We suggest before they turn one year old, or the first tooth is coming in.
In addition to our full-range of services, our Guided Care Coordination program is a specific team dedicated to helping our primary medical and dental patients navigate and access community resources to improve their overall health. They are able to help with barriers that may affect your health, like access to food, housing assistance, transportation to medical appointments, and much more. Talk with your care team about meeting with our Guided Care Coordinators during your next visit.