Behind the scenes of your dentist appointment

Have you ever wondered what goes on before you recline in that dental chair? Every visit starts with a lot of planning and teamwork to ensure you get the best care. Let’s go behind the scenes to uncover how your dentist, dental assistants, dental hygienists, and office staff collaborate to prepare for your visit.

Scheduling and appointment management

Efficient booking, canceling, and rescheduling of appointments are crucial to keep everything running smoothly. Office staff work diligently behind the scenes to accommodate emergency visits, handle cancellations, and make sure that each patient receives timely and attentive care.

For the best experience, book your dental checkups a few months in advance. Appointments can fill up fast.

Verifying your coverage

Prior to your appointment, the office staff checks your dental coverage details. They can give you a breakdown of services and make sure there aren't any surprises with the cost of your treatment.

Reviewing your dental records

Your dentist and dental hygienists take time to review your dental records prior to your visit. This includes looking at your medical and treatment histories, X-rays, notes from past visits, and any special dental needs you may have.

Sterilizing dental instruments

A very crucial step dental assistants and dental hygienists take in preparing for your visit is the thorough cleaning and sterilization of dental instruments. They are run through an ultrasonic cleaner and then they are packaged and sterilized with high-pressure steam sterilizers. This kills any bacteria, viruses, or other pathogens.

Stocking up on dental supplies

The best way to end any dental visit is by receiving an oral health goodie bag with items like a toothbrush, floss, and travel-sized toothpaste. The office staff ensures everything is stocked up and readily available for you at your appointment.

Mastering new technology & continuing education

Dental professionals need to satisfy continuing education requirements to remain licensed. Dentists also learn to incorporate new equipment and techniques, from digital X-rays to 3D imaging and intraoral scanners.

From mastering new technologies to ensuring the cleanliness of the instruments and managing the day’s schedule, every step is taken with your health and comfort in mind. Sit back, relax, and know you are in good hands as your dental team works to keep you smiling.

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