Your First Visit
What to Expect on Your Initial Visit
In order to provide you with individualized care appropriate for you, we feel it is important to spend time getting to know you. During your initial visit, there will be plenty of time for you to ask Dr. Radwanski any questions you may have, or tell us anything you feel would help us better meet your dental needs.
We will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your teeth, your gums, the bones that hold your teeth, the muscles that move your jaws, your jaw joints, and how everything fits together. Dr. Radwanski will take various digital photographs of you and your teeth In order to provide the most comprehensive exam. Based on your needs we will take various types of reduced radiation digital x-rays. If you have had digital x-rays completed within the last 2 years by a previous dentist, please request those x-rays and have them emailed to our office at email@example.com. So that we can obtain the most accurate records, we may also make study models of your teeth and record how your teeth and jaws fit together.
Because we will be gathering such detailed information during your initial comprehensive evaluation, you will need to plan on being in our office anywhere between 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 hours. Please make sure you allow at least that much time in your schedule for your initial visit. If you need a dental cleaning appointment the same day, please let our appointment coordinator know so that we can arrange that for you.
If you decide that you would like us to be your dental health care provider, we feel it is important for us to agree on what you should be able to expect from us, and on what we should be able to expect from you. We look at this as an informal agreement between us.
Here Is What You Can Expect From Us and What We Expect From You:
||You can expect us to take the time to get to know your individual needs and wants. You will not be treated like just another warm body with "teeth to fix".
We expect that when we agree on a Master Plan for your dental health, you will commit to moving through that plan at a pace appropriate for you. If you need to make any changes we expect you to communicate those to us as soon as possible.
||You can expect us to be respectful of your time and schedule by being as on time as humanly possible. Nobody likes to be kept waiting. You can expect us to keep your originally scheduled appointment, but if we do have to change your appointment, (typically when Dr. Radwanski is attending continuing education conferences) you can expect us to give you at least several days notice.
We expect that when you ask us to reserve an appointment for you, you will find a time that has a very low chance for being changed. If you change at the last minute or miss appointments without letting us know, we expect you to understand (when we ask you to find a different dental practice to take care of your dental needs) that we will not be able to reschedule you immediately. You will be placed on a "wait list" and will need to wait for another available appointment.
||You can expect us to discuss financial issues with you before we perform substantial amounts of dentistry. You can expect us to not spend your money without your consent. If additional treatment is required, we will discuss the changes with you and give you an updated financial plan to approve.
We expect that you will honor the financial arrangements you make with our office.
||You can expect us to give you our complete attention while we are helping you with your dental health. You can expect us to keep non-critical telephone calls and other interruptions to an absolute minimum while we are caring for you.
We expect you to give us your complete attention while we are helping you with your dental health. We expect that you will turn off your cell phone when you are in our treatment areas and keep other interruptions to a minimum while we are caring for you.