Your First Visit

We provide a comprehensive exam.

On your first visit, our friendly staff will greet you and assist you in completing an informational packet. Our hygienist will proceed to take appropriate X-rays after consulting with the doctor.  She will gather some measurements of your gums which assesses the status of gum health or ‘Periodontal’ condition.  There will be intra-oral photos taken of any diseased areas with a specialized dental camera.  It is much clearer to explain our findings and discuss solutions to any problems with a live picture.  In this manner, you are involved in the process and can understand everything that is being charted.  Knowledge is power and we want every patient to be a part of the solutions that are chosen.

We present your treatment options.

I present several solutions or several options for treating any particular problem.  This approach allows me to accommodate patients who have particular desires.  With every choice, I present the patient with the risks and benefits.  The patient is given all the tools to make an informed decision.  We plan a treatment together and if there is a need to phase treatment, then we discuss any limitations so the patient has a time-line to follow without compromising their health.