Consultation vs Comprehensive
difference between a consultation and a comprehensive examination lies in the
amount of data the dentist has at their disposal to make an accurate assessment
of your dental concerns. While we do perform dental consultations and second
opinion appointments, we always inform our patients that the opinions rendered
are derived only from a cursory preview of your dental condition and may not
hold true when all the facts have been gathered.
comprehensive examination, on the other hand, allows the dentist to gather all
the necessary patient and dental data thus resulting in an accurate
diagnosis, prognosis, and options for your successful dental treatment. Also,
in terms of financial considerations, we find our patients don't want to pay
twice for something that can easily be done for the price of one.
Bode Dental Initial Comprehensive Dental Examination
What makes our initial
visit stand out?
begin with, the doctors book 1.5 hours with all our new patients. Here at
Bode Dental Clinic, it is all about the relationships we make and have
with you- our patients. We
want to get to know you. We want to hear, and understand your
concerns, needs, goals, questions, and any apprehensions you have. It is during
this visit, that we also educate our patients on different dental procedures
available or clarify any dental questions you might have that will
further pinpoint what you're actually looking for. As doctors, we can not
effectively accomplish any of these goals if we are rushed or haven't been
allotted the appropriate amount of time.
does the Bode Dental Initial
Visit include and why
do so many new patients join our dental family?
A discussion of the reason for your visit to our
office, your concerns,
desired outcomes, and any other questions.
A review of your Medical history,current medications, and allergies
A review of your Dental History, habits, and concerns
We take your Blood
pressure ensuring you are not in any immediate medical risk that needs to be
addressed first before proceeding.
Perform our comprehensive
dental examination which includes:
External and Internal
Lymph Node Evaluation
TMJ Examination and
External and Internal
Oral Cancer Check
Cavity Examination using
both Traditional Methods and The Diagnodent ( Laser Detection Of Cavities)
Digital X-Rays (unless
you already have a current set which can be transferred to us)
Prepare a treatment Plan for you
based on our previous discussions
Present treatment plan to you
along with any treatment
options available to you. It is at this visit also
that we discuss the
timerequired to complete the agreed upon treatment, the costs that are involved, and
finally your insurance or
other financial options available to you.