Your First Visit
Whether it is your first visit to a dentist or you have spent hours in a dental chair, you will find that your initial visit with us is unlike what other dental offices provide. Here is what to expect during your time with us.
We Let You Take the Lead
No one knows your health and your history better than you. Dr. Steinberg and Dr. Farahani believe that the first key to a successful initial visit is found in the comfort of our warm and welcoming consultation room where we will listen and learn about your goals for your care. By understanding your past experiences as well as your desires for the future, you empower us to help establish guidelines for successful treatment planning. We consider your dental history, medical history, stress, diet, lifestyle, and changes to your life. This time also gives us the opportunity to listen to your desires and expectations relative to the outcomes of what can be achieved with restorative and cosmetic oral procedures.
Meticulously Gathered Clinical Data
The second key is our meticulous gathering of your essential clinical data. We begin with taking necessary diagnostic records, which may include individual low-radiation digital imaging, T-scan measurements of your bite, photos and impressions. To ensure your safety, we proudly use the finest available dental equipment and technology.
The 21-Point Exam
With an understanding of your goals in mind, the doctor will complete a 21-point comprehensive examination. We will come to thoroughly understand your clinical dental health in the areas of oral cancer, periodontal disease, occlusion (bite relationship) and premature wear of teeth, temporomandibular (TMJ/TMD), and facial muscle health. With the aid of one of our exceptional dental assistants, we will create a charting of all preexisting dental restorations, noting their stability or need for replacement.
Your smile is the first thing people notice about you, and it speaks volumes about you before you say a word! To help you feel confident in your smile, we will work with you and possibly suggest opportunities for esthetic enhancements during the last phase of the examination. Together, we will discuss what your smile is saying about you and how cosmetic dentistry, such as bonding, whitening, and veneers, can create a youthful and confident appearance that will have you smiling from ear to ear.
A Chance to Discuss
Dr. Farahani and Dr. Steinberg believe in patient autonomy. That means that you have the right to know your options and decide what is best for you. We will return to the consultation room and review all our findings with you, lay out possible treatments and then let you decide what course of treatment you would like to take. As always, your participation, questions, and dreams help us to personalize your perfect treatment plan!