Behind the scenes of your dentist appointment

Have you ever wondered what goes on before you recline in that dental chair? Every visit starts with a lot of planning and teamwork to make sure you get the best care.

1. Scheduling and appointment management

Efficient booking, canceling and rescheduling of appointments are crucial to keep everything running smoothly. Office staff work diligently behind the scenes to accommodate emergency visits, handle cancellations and make sure that each patient receives timely and attentive care.

2. Verifying your coverage

Prior to your appointment, the office staff takes time to check your dental coverage details, ensuring that the services you receive are covered. This step helps to streamline the billing process and prevents any surprises when it comes to the cost of your treatment, ensuring a smooth, worry-free visit.

3. Reviewing your dental records

Your dentist and dental hygienists take time to review your dental records prior to your visit. This includes looking at your history of treatments, X-rays, notes from past visits and any special dental needs you may have.

4. Sterilizing dental tools

A very crucial step dental hygienists take in preparing for your visit is the thorough cleaning and sterilization of dental tools. High-pressure steam sterilizers are often used to remove any bacteria, viruses or other pathogens from oral instruments.

5. Stocking up on dental supplies

The best way to end any dental visit is receiving an oral health goodie bag with items like a toothbrush, floss and travel-sized toothpaste. The office staff ensures everything is stocked up and readily available for you at your appointment.

6. Mastering new technology

Like the health care industry, dental hygienists and dentists sometimes have to learn and incorporate new equipment and techniques to make oral health diagnoses more accurate and treatments more effective. From digital X-rays to 3D imaging and intraoral scanners, your dental team may invest considerable time in training and continuous education.

From mastering new technologies to ensuring the cleanliness of the tools and managing the day’s schedule, every step is taken with your health and comfort in mind. Sit back, relax and know you are in good hands as your dental team works to keep you smiling.