Your First Visit

We are serious about the level of care that we provide and we truly want to serve those who appreciate our exceptional level of care, skill, and judgment.

On your first visit with us, a comprehensive clinical evaluation will be done. Our team will record baselines for each patient including photos of teeth, series of dental photographs, infrared assessment of posterior teeth with Carivu, BMI, blood pressure, and neck circumference. Completed patient forms and questionnaires are reviewed in detail by Dr. Merchant with each patient.  This evaluation includes:

  • Exam of head and neck
  • TMJ and Sleep evaluation
  • Dental examination
  • Orthodontic evaluation
  • Periodontal screening
  • Cancer screening
  • Smile evaluation

It is our role to examine all the aspect of your oral health and assess its current status, make a diagnosis and develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will achieve optimal comfort, function, health and esthetics. Often we coordinate treatment from various specialists as needed to achieve the desired results.
From all the clinical records we assembled at your first visit, a complete diagnosis and a treatment plan is developed.