Welcome to Origin Dental Wellness
“Hi, I would be a new patient and would like to schedule a cleaning”.
This is a very common first line I hear when someone calls our office. My response is almost always the same: “Well, tell me what you think about this instead…”.
The new client experience is quite different here at Origin Dental Wellness so we’d like to give you a glimpse of what goes on during that appointment.
First, we take a CBCT scan that produces a 3-D image of your skull, teeth and jaws. This technology has been a game changer for the health of our clients. You can read more about the benefits of dental CBCT scans on our blog: https://origindentalwellness.com/benefits-of-the-cone-beam-ct-scan-at-origin-dental-wellness/. We will use our full color intraoral camera to grab close-ups of your teeth and will also take those yearly bite-wing x-rays that show sneaky in-between the teeth cavities.
A top complaint from a majority of patients new to our office is the short amount of time (average of 15.7 minutes) their previous healthcare provider spends with them. We reserve 1.5 hours for each new client appointment. Dr. Toler will review your health history and discuss any health and dental concerns you have. Once she has completed an exam of your teeth, gums, jaw muscles and overall oral environment to rule out any evidence of oral cancer, you’ll have one on one time with Dr. Toler and review all of these records.
Clients are amazed once they have a chance to look at their CBCT scan and can see their skull in 3-D! This is a very unique opportunity! You get to see your teeth like you may have never seen before. Plus, you get to take part in the formulation of your treatment plan. You may hear some unfamiliar terms like, “PRP”, “SMART protocol”, and “ozone”.
By the end of this first meeting, you will be able to confidently move forward knowing:
- The priority of your health concerns
- The cost involved to improve your most pressing health concerns
- How long it will take to reach your goals.
Upon your second appointment, you’ll meet Kristen for your hygiene appointment, which is customized to your needs. And what a fun appointment that is! Everyone generally refers to this visit as their cleaning appointment. It’s so much more than a cleaning at Origin Dental. It’s more aptly called a Wellness Assessment. In this appointment, Kristen starts by taking a biofilm sample, puts it in the microscope and then the fun begins.
It is such a privilege when someone chooses Origin Dental Wellness to take part in the journey to be their best selves.