We believe that we can help you best if we take the time to know you as a person. So the first part of the appointment is spent asking questions to determine how you want us to work with you. We want to know as much about your attitude and experiences about dentistry as you are willing to share. This appointment is about you and discovering what is important to you so that later our recommendations will feel right for you. This is not about forcing or coercing our recommendations onto you.
We might ask what choices have you used to select the types of dentistry you have had in the past and if you want to choose differently at this time. We ask questions to find out why you left your previous dentist.
It would be helpful if you filled out the appropriate forms and either mailed them to us before your appointment or else brought them with you. If you can print them out, then please see the online forms section. Or you can call (206) 866-5318 and we will send them to you. There are more forms in the "Afraid of the Dentist" section if you feel you have had a bad experience with a previous dentist.
We would like you to be as involved in the exam as you are able so that any discovered problems are real for you. . As problems are discovered, they are immediately shared with you and we will ask your opinion of how you want to deal with them. If there is an area of your mouth that you need to discuss with us, we can project it onto the computer monitors with our intraoral camera. That way you can see the area for yourself, thirty times life-size.
New radiographs will be taken based upon your dental history and present condition. If we have your previous radiographs we would compare them to your new films in order to tell whether your current dental condition is stable. If your previous radiographs are available and current, no new ones will be taken.
Brands Carried: DiagnoDent
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