New Patient Exam
Thorough exams and accurate diagnoses
Our doctors conduct very thorough examinations in order to give patients an accurate treatment plan, with options.
Patients get a series of full-mouth X-rays, as needed, using our low-radiation digital X-ray equipment.
In some cases we take photos of the inside of your mouth using an intraoral camera. This helps you and us see exactly what is going on.
For patients interested in smile makeover or dental rehabilitation, we’ll take digital photos of your face and profile, and of your mouth and teeth.
Review of dental and medical history
Patients fill out a health questionnaire and the doctor reviews this, your medical history and dental history.
The doctor will discuss any concerns with you, go over your health history and previous dental experiences, and what you would like to change about your smile.
An inspection of the inside of the mouth for the condition of your teeth plus examining your gums for disease.
The doctor checks your TMJ (jaw joint) for any problems. For some cases the doctor will check your TMJ function with the Joint Vibration Analysis (JVA). By measuring the vibrations of the jaw upon opening and closing it, the JVA records if there is any excess friction your joint is producing, indicating non-optimal jaw function.
The bite is how your teeth come together and is an important part of the proper oral function. Problems with the bite can cause jaw joint pain or difficulty chewing. The doctors use the T-Scan® to measure the bite forces and detect misaligned bites.
Oral cancer screening
A check for any lesions that could become a problem.
The doctor goes over the results of your exam and X-rays and explains the different options for improving your teeth and oral health and the costs of each. He will answer any questions you have and advice you on the best route to take.
New Patient Special Internet Offer
For our Internet visitors we offer our New Patient Exam for only $79. The regular value is $150
This is an internet only special offer.To make an appointment, call 609.318.6386 (Mays Landing), 609.318.6405 (Somers Point) or click here to request an appointment online.