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New Patients

We would like to welcome you as a New Patient. Our aim is to learn as much about your ideas and objectives as we can, in order to help you obtain your dental goals. We hope your first visit with us will be a wonderful learning experience.

Your First Visit

No two people are alike.  We all have unique desires, goals and dreams for our health and our mouths.  That is why Dr. JJ Bechtel begins his relationship with all new patients with a conversation.  Some people want to chew better, others desire straight teeth or a beautiful smile.  Many people have put off going to the dentist for years due to fear and have for years neglected their oral health.  For these reasons, we feel it is first important to talk with each and every one of our new adult patients and find out what is important to you.

The New Patient Exam

The goal of our new patient exam is to find out exactly what is the current state of health in your mouth.  We thoroughly evaluate different systems (Muscles, Joints, Teeth, Gums) to determine this.  We define what health looks like before we begin so that you can compare and contrast what health and your mouth look like.  It is our baseline or starting point for moving forward. Your 90-120 minute examination will include a complete evaluation on your teeth, gum tissue, bone health, soft tissues, jaw joints and chewing system. In addition, we will take any necessary x-rays, diagnostic photographs, and may create accurate diagnostic models of your teeth. With these comprehensive records, Dr. Bechtel can create a detailed, customized master plan for you to have Complete Oral Health. Our Goal is to work WITH you not ON you.

Review of Findings

In a few of weeks, you are invited to sit down with Dr. JJ Bechtel for a 40 minute no-cost consultation to review your exam. Based on your goals, dreams and level of dental fitness, Dr. Bechtel will work with you to finalize your master plan of Complete Oral Health, to help you reach your goals. In addition, you will have a written copy of all of the tests that were done at your examination. You will know exactly what the present state of your dental health is and how it relates to your overall health. You will be able to confirm all of this with your photographs. You will have a step by step solution to get you to your goals and you will know the costs – all in advance.

For almost 16 years, Dr. Bechtel has been practicing health related dentistry making sure that each patient is cared for as a member of his own family. Call Dr. JJ Bechtel (517) 882-7132 and reserve your personalized appointment today.