First Visit and New Patient Exam
You will receive a warm welcome to our comfortable office.
Friendly Care in a Relaxing Environment
Our friendly doctors and staff will do their best to make you feel at home from the moment you arrive for your visit. We strive to deliver the best service—and that includes making you feel comfortable, getting to know you and providing great dentistry.
Our doctors are here to help you achieve your personal oral health objectives and provide you with a lifelong healthy smile. Your treatment plan will be customized to your own needs, health factors, lifestyle and budget.
Competent Dentistry You Can Trust
You won’t find our doctors pushing unnecessary dentistry; they will recommend only treatment plans that respect your desires, objectives and timetables. They take the time to explain what they find, what needs to be done and why—and they always go over options with you.
New Patient Exam
You can expect the following services when you visit our office for the first time:
High-Tech Function Exam
What our doctors call a function exam is a look at your muscles, joints and bite. The way your teeth fit together when you bite down (occlusion) is a vital part of oral health and can even affect your overall health. Our doctors do a computerized analysis of your bite using a precision diagnostic tool called a T-Scan®.
State-of-the-Art Structure Exam
Next, the doctors will examine your teeth and gums for any decay, inflammation or other problems. They employ a modern intraoral imaging device called a DEXIS CariVu™, which illuminates and makes the tooth appear transparent for viewing on a digital screen. This allows both the doctor and you to see any cracks or decay under the tooth surface, not visible with traditional X-rays—all with zero harmful radiation exposure to you.
The doctors do a smile evaluation and can even show you a simulation of what your smile could look like at the end of treatment.
Smile Evaluation Aesthetic Exam
The doctors will photograph your mouth with a high quality digital camera. Then, a slideshow is created for you with “after” images to show you what your smile could look like with cosmetic treatment.
Low-Radiation Digital X-ray Images
We use digital X-rays because they produce clear images and reduce the amount of radiation exposure by around 70%! You’ll receive a full set of X-rays, including a panoramic X-ray if needed.
We use digital X-rays in our office for their high quality and low radiation.
Thorough, Gentle Teeth Cleaning
Our patients rave about the delicate, meticulous cleanings provided by Sharon, our award-winning hygienist. Your cleaning will be scheduled for a subsequent visit.
Your personal consultation is scheduled for a subsequent appointment so enough time can set aside for a thorough discussion. Our doctors will carefully listen to your concerns and consult with you on your needs and wants for your mouth and smile.
Written Treatment Plan
Our doctors will answer all your questions and give you a written treatment plan after going over all the options with you.