At your first appointment, Dr. Ellis and our staff will set the stage for a caring relationship with you based on a thorough understanding of your needs by analyzing 10 structural and functional factors of your jaw joints, facial and temporal muscles, and teeth. Other health information including any medications being taken or illnesses will be recorded. All issues related to your dental history will also be studied to aid in your assessment. A thorough cancer screen will be performed as well. Along with your most current X-rays, we will use an intraoral camera to take you on a personalized tour of your mouth. We may use T-Scan, a digital bite analyzer, to communicate any bite problems. If necessary, we may also make impressions of your teeth for extensive study. This personalized information about your dental health will be referenced in a comprehensive approach to your care. Our doctor and staff will approach your oral health by practicing Complete Dentistry, a concept we have learned through advanced education at The Dawson Academy. This type of diagnostic service emphasizes prevention, early detection, treatment of disease, tooth wear, and functional problems. Based on findings from the Comprehensive Exam, Dr. Ellis will be able to identify the signs of dental problems before any symptoms and damage appear. This will save you from experiencing pain, spending money toward costly and repeated treatments, and time off from work for multiple and lengthy appointments.
From your very first appointment, you’ll notice an immediate difference in the dedicated care you receive. Through proper diagnosis and treatment planning, you’ll be able to receive treatments in a more conservative manner, which will allow you to keep as much of your natural tooth structure as possible and help you maintain a healthy smile for your lifetime.