Dr. Fleckenstein is available Monday from 8:00am to 2:00pm, Tuesday thru Thursday from 8:00am to 4:30pm, and some Fridays from 8:00am to 12:00pm. We will schedule your appointment as soon as possible. If you are experiencing pain or have an emergency situation, please let us know and we will make every attempt to see you that day.
We realize that your time is valuable, and we make every effort to stay on schedule and minimize waiting at the time of your appointment. Referral of emergency patients and unforeseen circumstances can cause delays to the schedule. Your understanding and patience are very much appreciated.
Getting Ready For Your First Visit
You can assist us at your initial visit to our office by providing the following information:
-Any important information and x-rays from your referring dentist (digital x-rays can be emailed) -An updated list of any medications you may be taking
-Initial New Patient Paperwork is now available on this website, and can be printed, filled out, and brought to your consultation appointment
-Please Note: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation appointment.
Please notify us if you have a medical condition or concern prior to your visit (e.g. artificial heart valves or joints , severe diabetes, or hypertension)
Your First Visit
We want to be sure that you understand what we will be doing together and why. Your input and participation are important and necessary pieces to the the plan that we develop for you. Without your involvement, this plan will never succeed. First, we want to get to know you, and to determine what are your dental health goals. We would like you to become acquainted with us and with our concept of good oral health. This will help you to decide if we offer the type of care that you are interested in. In order to achieve what you want, we need to first identify your present state of health. We want to learn as much as possible about your medical and dental history. We will then begin with a thorough examination. We will use diagnostic aides such as x-rays, and often times, models of your teeth. Other tests may be needed to determine the exact conditions in your mouth. This will allows us to discover together your present dental health. Frequently, we may need to coordinate with your restorative dentist or your physician to help formulate your diagnosis. After you understand the complete picture of your present dental health, we can consider your treatment options. We will work to help you understand the advantages, disadvantages, consequences and alternative therapeutic choices for each situation. Only then can you decide which course of therapy will work best for you. Unless you have an emergency condition that requires immediate attention, we will first develop a plan to control the causes of disease in your mouth. We believe that there is no point in attempting to repair the destruction until we eliminate the conditions that caused it. Once this control is achieved, we can plan further treatment with complete confidence that it will give you optimum service, function and comfort.
Dental treatment is an excellent investment in one's medical and psychological well being. But it is exactly that, an investment. Financial considerations should not be an obstacle to obtaining this important health service. Being sensitive to the fact that different people have different needs in fulfilling their financial obligations, we provide the following payment options: For your convenience we accept cash, check, Visa, and MasterCard. We are also enrolled with Care Credit, a dental/medical financing company. If you have any problems or questions, please ask our staff. They are well informed and up-to-date. Please call if you have any questions or concerns regarding your initial visit.
Our office is located at 2674 5th Avenue, Huntington, WV, towards the east end of Huntington. It is a beige stucco building, located next to Dairy Queen on the left. Our practice occupies Suite 2, the door on your right as you face the building. Directions can be obtained by clicking on the link "Contact Us" at the left side of this page, and clicking on the map found on that page. Please contact us if you need help with directions to our office.