When you call our office for the first time, you will be greeted by one of our Patient Care Coordinators, Annette, Diane, or Alisa, who will gather your contact, dental health, and insurance information before scheduling your first appointment.
Your first appointment is a new patient exam which includes:
- A full mouth series of x-rays and
- A comprehensive oral exam with Dr. Ing or Dr. Uehara
Any follow-up appointments may include:
- A professional cleaning with Nora, Didi or Trisha, our hygienists
- Treatment with Dr. Ing
Debbie, Justine, or Jessica our dental assistants, will be by your side throughout your visits with Dr. Ing or Dr. Uehara. They assist the doctor to gather and record the information needed to assess and determine the health of your teeth. They will take intraoral photos, digital x-rays of your teeth, keep your mouth clean and dry during procedures, and if necessary, take impressions or take a digital scan of your teeth for bridges, crowns, dentures and other treatment.
A comprehensive examination helps our doctor to determine if there is an immediate problem that needs to be fixed, such as a cavity. During this visit, Dr. Ing or Dr. Uehara will learn about the smile you would like to achieve. Based on your wishes, our doctor will present a treatment plan to restore any problems, and offer you elective cosmetic options to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. The treatment that you receive is ultimately up to you.
Following your initial examination, we will then schedule your next appointment with one of our hygienists. Nora, Didi or Tricia will provide a professional cleaning of your teeth and assess the health of your gums. Cleanings are usually performed twice a year, although your periodontal condition will determine the recommended number and type of cleanings per year.
Clear communication is the key to making sure you receive the smile you’ve always wanted. Please be sure to ask questions and discuss your expectations, so that we have a clear understanding of what you hope to achieve through your treatments.