Written by: Janet, July 2017
The New Patient Experience
At Lifestyle Dentistry, we care about you and your oral health. We are interested in your concerns and our goal is to communicate to you, in terms you can understand, your oral health diagnosis and how we can work together to improve your oral health.
When you come in as a new patient, you will notice that the first half of your appointment is spent with either Dr. Chan or Dr. Wong. We will update any x-rays that need to be taken, take a complete set of new patient photographs and perform a complete oral exam. The oral exam consists of charting any existing restorations, an exam of the tissues in the mouth, and an extra-oral exam assessing your head and neck including your jaw joint. They will then explain to you everything that is going on in your mouth using the pictures that were taken and answering any questions you may have. Together, you will come up with a plan for your oral health care. When was the last time you had a doctor sit down and chat with you about all of your dental concerns?
The second half of the appointment will be spent with one of our hygienists. Bleeding gums? We can help with that! Has it been awhile since you have had a hygiene appointment? No problem! We will work together to get you back on track and discuss ways you can maintain and improve your oral health through your homecare as well as regular professional hygiene appointments. Remember, this appointment is about you and addressing your unique circumstances!
Please call the office, or send us an email if you have any questions at all. We can’t wait to meet you!