Examination and Diagnostic Record Taking
Our New Patients Appointment is one of the most important services we provide. It has been our experience that before any treatment is rendered (other than emergency services), it is always better and more efficient for our patients that a diagnosis be made in order to establish the proper course of treatment. We are able to provide you with a thorough diagnosis based on a comprehensive exam.
Your New Patient experience includes a data gathering appointment and a separate, complimentary appointment for explanation, education and question answering.
Exam Appointment Outline
- One on One patient interview
- Review of Medical and Dental History
- Soft Tissue Examination
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Complete Periodontal Evaluation
- Tooth by tooth Evaluation
- Laser Cavity Detection
- Analysis of your occlusion (tooth relationships)
- Full Mouth Radiographic X-Rays
After reviewing all of the information gathered at the examination, your Doctor will prepare and provide treatment plan alternatives explaining what steps you need to take to obtain optimum oral health. Our Treatment/Financial Coordinator will sit down with you one-on-one in a private setting to review treatment alternatives, explain how your insurance can help and answer all of your questions. During this appointment, your Doctor and/or the Treatment/Financial Coordinator can also answer any clinical questions you may have.