As a new patient at Leland Dental, you will be asked to complete several informational and consent forms. They will be sent to you via email ahead of your first appointment, or you may be asked to arrive early for your initial visit to complete them.
Excellence in dentistry begins with a careful diagnosis and treatment plan to move us toward goals we will establish together. First, you will meet with Dr. Leland or Dr. May. This allows you to begin to know each other and any concerns are addressed and questions answered. Next, we will perform an extensive examination of:
- Teeth and gums
- Joints and bite
- Soft tissue
- Give you a guided tour of your mouth with our intra-oral camera
- As needed, take appropriate xrays, study models and photographs
We believe an in-depth examination to be the cornerstone of quality dentistry so the first visit usually takes about 1 hour. We respect your time and do everything possible to see every patient on time.
Your second appointment will be a Health Planning Session with the doctor you saw at the first visit. At this appointment, your dentist will go over their findings and suggest treatment options. If you have insurance, we will help you to develop a treatment plan to maximize use of your benefits on a yearly basis.
Leland Dental is centered around prevention and health. Our goal is to provide a health-centered environment in which patients may achieve “wellness”, to help people become aware of their potential, to develop caring relationships and to allow people to achieve a level of health which is appropriate for each of them. After their new patient “experience,” many patients tell us that it was the most thorough dental appointment they have ever had!