Our dentists and team want you to feel comfortable and relaxed when you first visit our office for your initial oral exam. Dr. Blackhurst, Bowen, or Larsen will examine your mouth and get to know you by name so they can provide you with the care that suits your unique dental needs. 

Your First Visit

During your first appointment at our office, our dentists will perform a complete oral examination, including a visual examination, periodontal evaluation, and diagnosis. As part of the visual exam, we will closely examine your teeth, their supporting structures, and the oral anatomy. We also often use digital X-rays to diagnose tooth decay, bone loss, and other dental problems. We will perform an oral cancer screening, which helps us detect any abnormalities in the oral tissues. This is important so that any emerging, problematic issues can be detected early, when the conditions are easier to treat.

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We also perform a periodontal probing and examination during your initial exam. This allows us to evaluate the health of your gums and diagnose any present gum disease (periodontal disease). In addition, we will analyze your bite (occlusion) to identify any problems.

What Happens After?

After your examination is complete, we will review our findings with you so you can better understand the current state of your oral health. We will then recommend the treatments needed to correct any conditions or problems we have detected.

Our team will explain your treatment options so you can make an educated decision about your care. We are happy to discuss any concerns you may have about your oral health or about your treatment options; we want you to feel confident and comfortable with your oral healthcare.

We encourage you to contact our office today to learn more about your initial oral examination and to schedule an appointment with our friendly team.


Because we treat our patients like family at our warm, welcoming dental practice, we try to make paying for dental care an easy process. Our dentists accept a wide range of payment options in order to suit your financial needs. Some of these options include:

Please be aware that Fort Union Family Dental does not accept Medicaid at this time.


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Current Specials

New Patient Special

$ 89
  • 1 Dental Cleaning
  • 1 Dental Exam
  • 1 Dental X-ray

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$ 59
  • 1 Dental Cleaning
  • 1 Dental Exam
  • 1 Dental X-ray

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Senior Specials

We take care of our senior patients by offering reduced rates on procedures and services! Contact our office to learn more about our special rates.


Let our amazing staff help you choose the right option for you and your family.