New Patients

Welcome to convenience!

Your Premier Visit to Stead Willis DMD

Many people feel nervous about visiting a new office, so we have put together a brief outline of what you can expect.
Our dental hygienists, Michelle and Caroline holding dental props and smiling

We are always very excited to welcome new patients to our Durham, NC dental practice. First of all, our goal is to make you feel comfortable in our office. Therefore, our front desk spends some time getting to know you and reviewing your patient forms.

When you are ready, our dental assistant leads you to a treatment room in anticipation of your comprehensive exam. Dr. Stead Willis and our treatment team introduce themselves and carry out the following:

  • Discuss your specific concern
  • Address this concern
  • Capture digital x-rays (as needed)
  • Evaluate and assess your oral health (inspect your teeth, gums, and mouth)
  • Offer a hygiene cleaning

Once your exam is complete, Dr. Stead Willis explains his findings and provides his recommendations. A custom treatment plan is drafted and we review it together before booking you in for your next visit.

Our dental hygienists, Michelle and Caroline holding dental props and smiling

Giving You a Choice

At our office, we provide flexibility and simplicity at every turn.
Financing Options
To help make dentistry accessible to as many as possible, our practice accepts a number of payment methods. These include:

  • Cash
  • Major Credit Cards
  • CareCredit
  • In-office Financing (please ask for details)
Insurance Information

Our front desk team is very knowledgeable about dental insurance. In fact, as a courtesy, we file all insurance so you can get the most out of your benefits. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and promise to help where we can.

Appointment Policy
We try to offer an appointment within 2-3 weeks of the initial request and if booked out further, we manage a very active cancellation list so that we can accommodate most of our patients. This is helpful for many of our patients who live out of state or have responsibilities, which make it difficult to plan for dental care too far in advance.

‘‘I can't imagine having a better dentist. Dr. Stead Willis sees my entire family, including two young children and my wife, and he does a great job. He always explains things well and gives you an honest assessment of what is needed. He is also very thorough. I highly recommend!’’

Seth J. (Stead Willis DMD Patient)

We are confident you'll enjoy your visit to our Durham, NC dental practice.