Marion Dental Health prides our self on Dentistry with Intention. In order to comprehensively treat patients, a thorough initial examination is necessary. The exam is the first step in getting to k now you and determine your wants and needs.

Your first visit will be with Dr. Erin Hoye or Dr. Alex Doe. The visit will include the following:

  1. Review of your Medical and Dental History
  2. Digital Radiographs (x-rays) and Photographs
  3. Oral Evaluation – Extraoral exam and Intraoral exam: including evaluating existing fillings and restorative work and oral cancer screening. Restorative work such as fillings, crowns and cosmetic needs will be charted
  4. Periodontal (Gums) Evaluation to determine the health of your gums, bone and degree of inflammation. This evaluation will allow us to determine the type of cleaning you will need.
  5. Oral Hygiene Instruction: we think it is extremely important to teach you the skills to maintain your oral health on a daily basis.

The Doctor will review his or her findings and explain them to you and answer any questions you may have. Through co-diagnosis the doctor and you will form a treatment plan together.

Our initial exam is much more than a cursory check of your mouth. We are very thorough and take time to determine what is in the best interest of your oral health resulting in improved general health.