We are always grateful to start a relationship with a new patient, especially one referred by one our current patients. Your first visit begins with a comprehensive exam. This exam will include digital photography, digital radiography, periodontal diagnosis, oral cancer screening, occlusion evaluation (bite), esthetic evaluation, and any other necessary diagnostic data gathering. For adults, this will be necessary prior to cleaning in order to determine the type or sequence of cleanings needed. Depending upon the complexity, the treatment plan may be presented and discussed at that appointment or at a separate appointment.