Your First Visit
Your Initial Dental Visit in Washington
Customized Dentistry Performed with Precision and Care
After scheduling your appointment, we will send necessary forms and a confirmation letter detailing your upcoming visit. Your dedicated, hour-long appointment with Dr. Mace begins with a consultation to get acquainted and discuss your dental goals and medical history. He will then perform a comprehensive examination, including a TMJ assessment, oral cancer screening, tooth-by-tooth evaluation, and periodontal (gum) assessment. This gum assessment will allow us to schedule a customized hygiene appointment with one of our registered dental hygienists. If your periodontal condition is beyond the scope of what we are able to treat, we will refer you to a trusted specialist. We will take a full set of radiographs, intraoral photos, and sometimes impressions of your teeth which provide the information necessary to formulate a comprehensive treatment plan.
Many patients that come to Dr. Mace do so because they are motivated and excited at the possibility of maintaining or restoring their teeth for the rest of their lives. Based on the training that Dr. Mace has acquired from The Kois Center, he will complete a detailed risk assessment of your oral health that will help explain why past dental therapies may not have been successful and will help ensure that any treatment provided will minimize the risks your oral condition presents with.
If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Mace will take a photo of your smile for use with our digital imaging software. This cutting-edge technology allows Dr. Mace to create an image showing how your smile would benefit from proposed dental therapies.
To discuss the results of your exam, we may schedule a separate Review of Findings appointment to look at your photos and X-rays and discuss treatment options and recommendations. Dr. Mace and our knowledgeable staff will help you make decisions that fit your needs and allow you to reach your goals. Our goal is for you to have a beautiful, healthy smile, and we look forward to working with you to achieve it.
Changing Lives One Smile at a Time. Discover patient-focused dentistry performed with precision and care.