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Ideal Dentistry New Patient Exam

So you decided that enough is enough. Waiting in the “waiting room” forever, only to be seated and rushed through a procedure you are not even sure you quite understand. Every time you see the hygienist the dentist comes in and finds more work that needs to be done. You are told sensitivity is “normal” and will eventually fade…you get the picture. Enough is enough. Time to upgrade to Ideal Dentistry.

Now that you are ready to switch to a more peaceful and personalized type of dentistry, Ideal Dentistry, I want to give you a heads up on how your first visit will go.

Our reception area is designed to be peaceful, open and clean.  Although you will not be “waiting” you are more than welcome to have a coffee, espresso or bottle of spring water.  Lori will greet you and make sure you were able to complete your new patient paperwork.  We either send this to you or you can download it from the website.  Should you have misplaced it, no problem, we can give you a new set to complete.  No rush.

If you are here for a quick look appointment then either Dawn or Rachel will escort you into our consult room.  This room has no dental equipment, only a large flat screen TV and computer so that we can look at pictures.  I will meet you there, introduce myself and listen to you.  Yes, listen to you!  I work for you – you chose me to help you.  It is my responsibility to find out how I can serve you best.  What is your personal goal with your smile?  What do like and not like about a dental visit?  How can I solve your problems?  Everybody is different, everybody is unique.  Everybody at Ideal Dentistry is treated as an individual. 

This quick look consult takes about 1 hour.  Sometimes we take digital photographs and put them on the computer to look at and discuss.  The goal of this consult is to find out what type of dentistry you are ready for – meaning, do you want to just fix the one problem that is bothering you or are you looking to fix your mouth and keep it from breaking down any further.  OR, are you ready to have the smile you always dreamt of.  You decide what is best for you.  You leave this appointment knowing what type of new patient appointment would be best for you.

If you are here for a new patient exam, then either Dawn or Rachel will bring you back into one of our beautiful operatories.  We will explain exactly what will be done today, which usually includes low radiation digital radiographs, digital photographs, oral cancer and TMJ screening, as well as dental charting.  We won’t make you wait, and it may even be fun!  Once we have collected all the information necessary we schedule a consult appointment in the consult room with me, Dr. Hahn, to go over everything we found in great detail, giving you all all your options.  Together we create a plan of attack that fits your life best.  You will know exactly where you stand, what is going on in your mouth, and why it is happening!

We can couple the new patient exam with a dental cleaning, if you so desire.  There are many different types of cleanings.  Your hygienist will evaluate your personal situation and make appropriate recommendations for you.

Needless to say, if you have an emergency then we will promptly address your concern that day first!

So, regardless of what type of appointment you decide on, you will not be rushed or pushed into treatment!  Everything is explained in great detail and all the options are presented prior to making any decisions.  You own your mouth and are the only one that can make the right decision for yourself!

We look forward to serving you!

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