New Patients

On your first visit to Goodwin Family Dentistry, we establish a trusting, educational relationship with you. We obtain vital background information such as medical history and allow you to get to know your doctor better. To ensure that your dental visit is an excellent experience, please read through this page thoroughly. You will find important information you need to know such as a map along with directions to our office, office hours, payment information and much more. There is also background information about our team and our procedures in our dental office. If you want to save time on your first visit, you can print out and complete patient forms in advance of your appointment with us.

Mission Statement

Our practice is working together to realize a shared vision of uncompromising excellence in dentistry.

To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:

  • Listening to those we are privileged to serve.
  • Earn the trust and respect of patients, profession and community.
  • Exceed your expectations.
  • Ensure a creative, challenging and compassionate professional environment.
  • Strive for continuous improvement at all levels.
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Patient Forms

Please print and fill out these forms so we can expedite your first visit:
In order to print or view our patient forms, you will need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download it.

What To Expect

By being fully prepared for you dental appointment, you ensure that the doctor has all the necessary, important information to provide the best care possible. Also, it can help relieve any anxiety you may be feeling. We encourage new patients to educate themselves on any symptoms they're having in order to provide beneficial information at the appointment. View our team page to familiarize yourself with our experienced dental team. We look forward to helping you maintain a healthy, vibrant smile.


We know you have many choices when choosing a Dentist in Hickory, NC so we have made requesting an appointment a simple process via our Web site. If, for any reason you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, or will be delayed, please call us as soon as possible.

Insurance Billing

Our office is committed to helping you maximize your insurance benefits. Because insurance policies vary, we can only estimate your coverage in good faith but cannot guarantee coverage due to the complexities of insurance contracts. Your estimated patient portion must be paid at the time of service. As a service to our patients, we will bill insurance companies for services and allow them 45 days to render payment. After 60 days, you are responsible for the entire balance, paid-in-full. If you have any questions, our courteous staff is always available to answer them. We do not file Medicaid.

Payment Options

We accept checks, cash or credit cards. We also offer a flexible payment plan. Please see our Financial Coordinator for details. We are happy to file insurance for your reimbursement as long as you are free to choose your own dentist. We do not file Medicaid.