We believe in preventive dentistry and we encourage our patients to be proactive about their health, operating under the belief that our patients should be just as much a part of the solution as anybody on our staff. We believe in working with you, and creating an environment in which you are an active participant.
Working together, we are able to create a positive dental experience, in which you are given the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about your health. As a patient, you will be asked to provide us with a thorough health history, which allows us to identify possible solutions to your unique dental situation.
However, we have learned that the greatest success comes from you taking ownership of your health, actively participating in treatment, and committing yourself to your unique treatment plan. Treatment modalities are discussed on a case-by-case basis and will be explained to you completely. We will also explain the rationale used to create your treatment plan. Again, giving you the power to understand and participate in your treatment and success.
For our temporomandibular disorder (TMD) clients, we know it can be difficult to sort through the myriad of treatment philosophies. It’s even difficult for the average dentist, so it can be nearly impossible for patients. Fortunately, and consistent with our procedures, recent research has emphasized evidenced-based treatment approaches and the consensus has become clear: conservative treatment is the best treatment.