What to Expect at Your Dental Appointment
When you and your children become new patients at Advanced Dental Care of Las Colinas, you will quickly find that Dr. Dunn, and the entire dental team, are committed to helping you achieve and maintain optimal dental health for life.
You are the center of our attention, and providing you with the best dental information, advice and treatments is our goal. Our patients appreciate that they consistently receive our very best in patient service at each visit. We understand that you may feel anxious or worried about receiving dental treatment. Your comfort, confidence and happiness are our primary concerns.
Your First Dental Visit
When you arrive for your first dental visit, you will receive a warm greeting from our team. We have been expecting you, and from the moment you arrive, you will be treated with personal attention and genuine concern for your comfort and well-being.
Your dental and medical history will be thoroughly reviewed and discussed with you. You will be asked about any specific dental concerns you have regarding your dental health.
A series of digital x-rays will be taken and examined for signs of dental disease or decay. We recommend a detailed scan using DIAGNO-dent digital scanner to check for early signs of tooth decay.
You will receive a thorough dental cleaning, polishing and examination of your gum health. Patients with risk factors for gum disease may elect to have an oral DNA screening, which relies on advanced technology, to test for damaging periodontal bacteria and disease. Taking advantage of these high- tech screenings can have a big impact on the prevention and early intervention of damaging gum disease.
Your dental examination will also include a visual and tactile inspection of your teeth and gums in order to screen for any dental problems. An oral cancer screening is recommended on an annual basis for all patients over the age of 18.
You will have a consultation with Dr. Jerry Dunn to address your dental health concerns, plan for needed treatment, or begin a plan for a dental makeover.
What to Bring to Your First Dental Appointment
Please plan to arrive for your first dental appointment a few minutes before your appointment time. Please bring with you:
- Your completed patient registration forms
- Your completed medical and dental health history
- Your dental insurance card, if applicable
We are looking forward to welcoming you into our dental family, and want you to know that we are focused on meeting and exceeding your expectations for professional dental care and patient service.