New Patients

Initial Visit:  At the time of your first call, we will take the information needed to schedule your Initial Visit.  Within a few days you will receive a “Welcoming Packet” in the mail which will include a New Patient Intake Form as well as an informative brochure.  When you arrive for your appointment, please check in with the receptionist at the Front Desk.  You will then be seen by Dr. Hodge-Spencer, who will evaluate you or your child’s teeth and bite.

Recall:  If Dr. Hodge-Spencer determines that it is too early to begin treatment, the patient will be placed in a “recall status”.  Appointments are usually at 3,6 or 12 month intervals until the time that Dr. Hodge-Spencer determines it is time to begin treatment.  There is no charge while being seen in “Recall Status”, unless a panoramic radiograph is taken.

 Diagnostic Records:  If Dr. Hodge-Spencer has determined that you or your child is ready for orthodontic treatment, this is the next step in beginning your orthodontic care.  Diagnostic records consist of a digital panoramic radiograph, a digital radiograph of the head, diagnostic models and digital photos of the face and teeth.

 Consult:  After carefully reviewing your orthodontic records, Dr. Hodge-Spencer formulates your individualized treatment plan and presents this to you in detail, answering any questions you may have. 

Our Hours

We have the following office hours Monday through Thursday:

Monday and Wednesday: 2:00p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
(For your convenience, we have added evening hours on Wednesdays during the school year.)

Tuesday, and Thursday open at 10 a.m. with the last appointment scheduled at 4:30.

During the school year we are open one Saturday morning a month.

Summer hours: Monday remains the same, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9a.m. -3p.m.