1. Identify what your medical or dental problem is. It's okay if you don't have a particular problem. Many people go to doctors or dentists just to get checked out. 2. Find a phone. 3. Find a phone book. If you can't find one in your home try a phone booth. 4. Turn to the section in the phone book that has yellow pages. This section lists businesses. It is organized alphabetically. Look under 'D.' Once you're there you will see the names of many doctors and dentists. Most of them will say "New Patients and Emergency Calls Welcome" underneath the name(s) of the doctor(s) or dentist(s.) Pick one of those ones. 5. Dial the number in the advertisement. A secretary will take your call. Tell her that you would like to make an appointment. She will ask you when you would like to come in. Give her a time when you will not be doing anything else. She may ask you if you have a specific problem or if the appointment is just for a check-up. If have a specific problem, tell her. 6. Write down on a piece of paper what time your appointment is and where the offices of the doctor or dentist are. 7. Go to your appointment when it is time to go to your appointment.