At the first visit, our new patients will receive a comprehensive oral examination (COE).
The COE is a thorough examination of your head and neck, teeth, gums, and a jaw joint assessment. There is a review of your medical history and how it relates to your dental health.
It is a physical from your shoulders up that gives the dentist baseline data to determine if your oral health is improving, deteriorating or remaining stable.
At the COE appointment a treatment plan is determined and estimates for treatment are given if required.
Information from the COE is reviewed at regular intervals usually every 6 to 9 months at hygiene visits. It is also a tool for you to make an informed decision about your oral health and understand the benefit of treatment options.
The COE is usually repeated every 5 years to update the data completely.
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