First visit Evaluation and Diagnostics
Your initial visit includes a visual exam, charting, and a thorough look at your entire mouth, head, and neck. Our dentist will ask you about your medical history, create a diagnosis, and make treatment recommendations. We’ll also take digital x-rays, including panoramic x-rays for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth, as well as bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of interproximal decay of posterior teeth. Even if you’ve had regular care under another dentist, your new dentist will want to become familiar with your health. This will allow him or her to notice changes or problems more easily during future visits.
Mention everything about your health, even if you don't think it relates to your mouth. Many diseases can affect your oral health. Researchers continue discovering ways in which oral health is related to overall health. For example, people with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing periodontal disease. Research also suggests that periodontal infection can affect your blood sugar levels, making diabetes harder to control. Other health conditions may require your dentist to change the type of anesthesia given.
Bring a list of all medicines you take, with dosages. Some medicines cause dry mouth, which can increase the risk of cavities. Your dentist also will want tobe sure that any drug he or she prescribes won’t interact with drugs you are already taking.
Your first dental visit promises to be a pleasant experience. Making sound decisions about your dental care and oral health is an easy thing to do with the type of expertise and technology that we have.
Make a list of questions to ask our office, so you don't forget anything on the day of your appointment. This includes any concerns you have, or oral problems you've been experiencing.
We hope you share our belief that regular preventive care is a sound investment. The responsibility for returning for treatment rests primarily with you. During your continuing care visit, you’ll reserve an appointment in advance for your follow-up care. How often you return for visits will be determined by your needs.
An important part of every visit is updating your medical history. Your dentist will want to know if you've had any changes in your health or your medicines since your last visit.
Office Hours, Appointments & Scheduling of Appointments
We know you have many choices when choosing a dentist in Ghana and the West African sub-region, so we’ve made requesting an appointment a simple process. Please make an appointment at our website call our office at 030-277-1155.
We offer convenient and flexible office hours. We also have a flexible lunch hour that enables our patients to come and see us during their own lunch hour. The office is also open on Saturdays by appointment.
Although we see patients who walk in without an appointment, we request that you call in advance so we can reserve a time for you. This would ensure that you don’t wait for more than 5 minutes at our front desk. We make every effort to honor all time commitments and request that you extend the same courtesy to us.
If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately. This courtesy makes it possible to give your appointment time to another patient. Please contact our Front Desk for any and all questions: 030-277-1155.
Fees and Payments
We make every effort to keep the cost of your dental care down. If your treatment program requires several visits, you’ll be given an estimate and asked to discuss definite financial arrangements with a member of our business team.
We also have special arrangements with corporate bodies, where your company can guarantee payment, in which case you do not have to pay at the time of your treatment. Please contact our office for details.
Continuing Care/Oral Cancer Exams and Cleanings
Exams are an important part of maintaining your oral health. During your exam, we will:
- Check for any problems that you may not see or feel
- Look for cavities or any other signs of tooth decay
- Inspect your teeth and gums for gingivitis and signs of periodontal disease
- Provide a thorough teeth cleaning
Each regular exam includes a detailed cleaning, in which we will clean, polish, and rinse your teeth to remove any tartar and plaque that has built up on their surface.
Visiting our office every six months gives you the chance to talk with our dentists and receive answers for any questions you may have about your oral health. Regular exams are offered by appointment only, so please contact our practice today to schedule your next dental exam and teeth cleaning.