Your First Appointment
The first appointment begins with a consultation with Dr. Goodman or Dr. Stein to discuss your medical and dental history, your expectations of our services as well as our practice philosophy.
Thereafter, a thorough examination of your mouth takes place, including head and neck, cancer screening, temporomandibular joint examination, detailed examination of the teeth, soft tissue, supporting structures, alignment, bite and more.
A complete set of x-rays are taken and models of your mouth are made, if necessary.
Based upon your periodontal health, you will be given a subsequent appointment of appropriate length for your teeth to be cleaned by our licensed dental hygienist. She will discuss with you the latest research and techniques for avoiding dental disease.
All of the information gathered is compiled and evaluated, and a plan is drawn up not only for immediate needs, but also for long-term objectives.
All options with cost estimates are discussed. We believe in mutual understanding as a basis for successful treatment.