Your First Visit

Your first visit to Fishhawk Family Dental establishes a vital foundation for our relationship with you. During the first visit, we make sure to obtain important background information, like your medical history, and give you time to get to know your doctor. 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 background 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.

Regular Checkups

We encourage regular checkups for individuals age four and up. Regular checkups are important to:

  • Check for problems that you might not see or fee
  • Find early signs of decay
  • Treat oral health problems early, while they are still manageable

Regular checkups include a thorough cleaning, polishing, and an oral exam by the doctor. During the oral exam, your doctor will check the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue, and will check your existing fillings and restorations because constant pressure from chewing, grinding, or clenching can cause them to wear away, chip, or crack.

Regular checkup appointments typically take about 50 minutes. Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be on time for our patients, and we ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately.

Office Locations

Lithia Address:
FishHawk Family Dental
16211 FIshHawk Blvd.
Lithia, FL 33547
Phone: (813) 662-7171
Fax: (813) 662-3024

Riverview Address:
Summerfield Family Dental
11319 Big Bend Rd.
Riverview FL. 33579
Phone: (813) 677-4080
Fax: (813) 677-4064
Info: summerfieldfamilydental.com