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Thomas Hoover Perio
Dr. Hoover | Dr. Covin | Dr. Molleti
Periodontal & Implant Dentistry
Call: (952) 920-9209

First Visit

We are pleased to welcome you as a new patient to our office. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our practice and give you an idea of what to expect.

New patients receive a comprehensive examination which includes non-invasive oral cancer screening, evaluation of your medical history, and discussion of treatment needs. Drs. Hoover, Covin & Molleti will start by measuring the pocket depth between the tooth and the connective gum tissue with a fine instrument called a periodontal probe. When pockets progress to a depth of 5 millimeters or greater they become too deep to clean with daily at-home oral hygiene techniques.  This examination process is detailed and thorough. It requires a fair amount of time to evaluate all of the pertinent information about your periodontal condition.  In most cases during this initial consultation, we will be able to provide a diagnosis of your periodontal condition and propose a treatment plan to improve your dental health. For more complex cases, Drs. Hoover, Covin & Molleti may need to consult with your physician, general dentist or both. 

The doctors will also determine if additional x-rays or scans are needed for proper diagnosis.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:

  • Your surgical referral slip and any X-rays if applicable
  • A list of medications you are presently taking
  • If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
  • Fill out our online patient registration form before coming in to decrease your waiting time.

New Patient Forms:

Dental Benefit Information

Patient Communication Form

HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices

HIPAA Acknowledgement of Receipt

COVID-19 Forms:

COVID-19 Risk Acknowledgement

COVID-19 Patient Screening

Office Location

  • St. Louis Park
  • 3401 Wooddale Ave S
  • St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • 55416
  • Map & Directions
  • Call: (952) 920-9209