The New Patient Experience

Patient Experience

At Tindal Prosthodontics, we strive to make your first experience in our office as enjoyable as we can. We understand going to the dentist can be stressful. With this in mind, we have designed our office and new patient experience around providing the care you deserve.

First Visit

Your first visit will begin by entering our state-of-the-art facility, which welcomes you with a relaxing reception area. Our warm and friendly team members will help you with any necessary forms or questions you may have. After this, you can relax with a cup of coffee or beverage while enjoying the calming effect of our saltwater fish tank.

Consultation

When your appointment time arrives, you will be escorted into the consultation room to meet with Dr. Tindal and a team member. This provides you with the opportunity to discuss your concerns and desires with Dr. Tindal out of the dental chair.

Exam

After your initial consultation with Dr. Tindal, you will be escorted to an exam room to begin the new patient exam. This is a very thorough exam that allows Dr. Tindal to best advise you on your dental needs. We use state-of-the-art digital x-rays and cameras to be able to provide the best communication and care possible.

New Patient Exam:
  • Digital Diagnostic X-rays (minimal radiation)
  • Digital intra- and extra-oral photography
  • Head and Neck Cancer Screen
  • Lymph node and Thyroid Evaluation
  • TMJ and Muscle Evaluation
  • Intra-Oral Cancer Screen
  • Occlusion (Bite) Evaluation
  • Thorough Periodontal Evaluation
  • Thorough investigation of possible tooth decay, infection, or other associated problems


Evaluation

Once this information is collected, Dr. Tindal will complete a thorough evaluation. Upon examination, Dr. Tindal will determine your need for further diagnostic imaging or diagnostic casts. These may be made at a subsequent appointment as to not interfere with your daily schedule. You will then be invited to return to our office for a treatment presentation appointment.

Ultimately, our goal is to change your perspective of what it means to go to the dentist. Dr. Tindal loves what he does and has dedicated himself to you and your care.

Treatment Presentation Appointment

Welcome back to Tindal Prosthodontics. By now, we hope you are comfortable with our beautiful office, friendly team members, and the care provided to you by Dr. Tindal. This is your opportunity to sit down with Dr. Tindal and review all of the information that has been collected. We pride ourselves on presenting your treatment needs in an easy to understand way that best helps you to make the right decisions for your oral health and overall wellbeing. Our consultation room provides a comfortable setting to view your photographs and other collected data on a large high definition screen. This puts you in the driver’s seat with helping to determine the steps taken to address your needs and concerns. Once you and Dr. Tindal have decided a treatment path together, one of our friendly team members will guide you through any financial questions you may have.

After the completion of this appointment, we would like to make sure you are thoroughly able to think through any proposed treatment and discuss it with your family members or friends. We have set up the ability on our website to view your treatment presentation which will better assist you in making the decisions that may have been difficult in our office. Our goal is to work for you, at your pace, with your best interests in mind.
We are privileged as an office to serve you, your family, and your friends. Thank you so much for your time.