New Patient Experience
We want your first experience in our office to comfortable and stress free! This begins with knowing what to expect.
After checking in and meeting our staff, our New Patient Experience begins with a series of full-mouth, high quality digital pictures. This gives us a detailed visualization of the health of your mouth and gives us a baseline so we can document progress and monitor for future changes inside your mouth.
Next, we do full-mouth Diagnostic Imaging, which includes the use of traditional X-rays and Near-IR Imaging. Near IR imaging uses near-infrared light to create high-resolution 3-d images of your teeth. It is painless and does not expose patients to radiation.
After the pictures and X-rays are taken, our hygienist will scale (or clean) and polish your teeth. After your teeth are scaled and polished and before the clinical exam begins, we like to review any particular concerns with our patients. We then go on “a tour of the mouth” with the patient to review photographs to ensure a transparent examination process, where the patient is encouraged to participate in the process so we can help answer any questions they may have, and educate them on oral health.
Our clinical exam begins with thorough examination of your mouth by the dentist, looking for signs of tooth decay, gum disease or other problems.
Our examination continues with assessments for TMJ and Sleep Apnea followed by an Oral cancer screening.