We welcome new patients to our office. Many of our new patients are referred by our current patients.
Prior to your first appointment, we have a new patient form that we would like you to fill out and send back to us. We can email, fax or mail via United States Postal Service. This form consists of basic information that will be a part of your permanent record here in the office. It is important for you to be as accurate as possible as we will evaluate it carefully.
Unless there is an immediate problem, your first visit will consist of a comprehensive oral evaluation of your teeth and mouth. We will also perform a screening for periodontal disease, TMJ problems and oral cancer. With your permission we will take any needed images, impressions and photographs.
Digital Images are used in the examination process to diagnose conditions in order to form a treatment plan. This new equipment from Kodak allows us to use 90% less diagnostic radiation. This process allows us to protect the environment by eliminating the use of chemicals, films, and lead shields previously required. We can now see enhanced images of tooth structures and decay, bone abscesses and cysts, signs of gum disease, evidence of development abnormalities, trauma, and systemic illnesses. Our equipment has allowed us to refer two patients for much needed carotid artery repair. The digital imaging machine allows us to find early stages of decay that cannot be seen with normal white light. Images taken with this new technology show up on the computer screen immediately. They can be enlarged and enhanced for our use. These images are saved in patients computer file. They can be retrieved quickly and can be sent via email to other doctors allowig them to view the same quality image we have. This new technology is very important in providing accurate information for our patients to use in the co-development of treatment plans.
Intra Oral Photography
An Intra Oral Camera is approximately the size of a pencil and is indispensable in viewing those hard-to-get-to areas of the mouth. Like our digital images, intra oral photos are integrated into computer software. Images appear immediately and can be enlarged so both the dentist and the patient can see conditions more clearly. These photos can be retrieved, printed, or emailed to distant consultants helping us to perform the best dentistry possible for our patients.
We will be happy to discuss with you any dental and general health concerns you may have.
New patients may want to review our payments policy.