New Patient Experience
New Patient Appointments
All new adult patients will receive a very thorough examination
with Dr. Lockwood. This starts with a beginning
conversation where your medical and dental
histories are discussed, and your hopes and expectations are clarified.
Then, a comprehensive examination occurs, with your help and participation. Together we gather information
about your smile, teeth, gums, jaw muscles, jaw joints, bite,
existing dentistry, etc., paying particular attention to any questions
or concerns you have. Often, digital photographs, x-rays, and
plaster replicas of your teeth are obtained for further analysis.
The plaster replicas of your teeth are put on a special machine
that recreates your bite and how your jaws work together.
advising you of treatment options, Dr. Lockwood will take the
time to study your situation during a period
of planning. Dr. Lockwood will create
a plan of treatment that addresses your concerns and any other
health problems discovered during your examination.
Dr. Lockwood will see you at a subsequent appointment for a follow-up
conversation. The purpose of this visit
is to discuss Dr. Lockwoods findings and recommendations
and how to best proceed with treatment.