What can I expect on my first visit?
The first time you visit our office, we strive for two goals: one, to provide you with the most comfortable, pleasant dental experience you've ever had; and two, to get to know you as thoroughly as possible. We suggest you allow at least two hours for the appointment.
We'll take whatever time is needed to learn about your medical history, dental health history, concerns and areas of anxiety, and any urgent problems. We'll also do a comprehensive exam, observing and asking questions about everything from plain old tooth decay and periodontal disease, to warning signs of clenching and grinding, TMJ, oral cancer, bite misalignment, and even general health issues such as blood pressure and nutrition. While this may sound like a lot of information, we're convinced the better we know you, the more appropriately we can assess your health and help determine the best route of care for you.
Can you show me what my smile looks like ahead of time through digital imaging?
Yes! We routinely use dental imaging to help our patients visualize the end results of cosmetic and restorative work. By simply asking the right questions, taking various photos of your current smile, and keying in the correct input into the computer, we can generate a realistic graphic image to demonstrate accurately how your procedure will affect your smile.
Do you accept referrals?
Absolutely! The highest compliment a patient can pay us is to refer us to their family or friends as a recommended dental health-care provider.
What different payment methods do you offer?
We accept cash, personal checks and all major credit cards. We also offer a family of third party financing plans. Ask us for details.
How can I have whiter teeth?
You can have whiter teeth in an hour with Zoom! This is just one of several whitening options available to you at Berkshire Dental Group. For example, some people who are not whitening product candidates, will ask us to create their bright new smile through the use of bonding or porcelain veneers. Please ask at our office for more information about these procedures.
What makes you different than any other practice I can visit?
We're different than most other practices in at least three ways. First, we're great relationship builders. That's probably because one of our top priorities is taking the time to get to know you-- offering a listening ear and treating you as a person rather than just another set of teeth to clean and fix. Although in today's fragmented world it might seem dental health and overall well-being aren't related, we're certain they are.
A second characteristic that sets us apart is our priority of staying on the leading edge of dental technology, recognizing the incredibly improved care it allows us to offer our patients. In fact, with today's advanced materials, methods, and equipment, there's very little we can't do to improve a smile and change a life!
And by far the most significant hallmark of our practice is our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose presence, power and peace are the source of any lasting success in which we may have the privilege to participate. The work we do and the relationships we form are entirely dedicated to His service. That's because we're convinced out of His love for us, He empowers us to love and serve others. It's by our prayerful dependence on His unending strength that we are able to positively affect our patients' lives, as we strive for improved health, interactions and quality of life.
I really don’t like visiting the dentist. Is there anything you can do to help me relax?
One of our top priorities is keeping our patients comfortable, both physically and mentally. Since every one is different, we offer different means of relaxation. For those who appreciate the opportunity to 'escape' through music, we have personal headphones/CD players you may use during treatment. For others who need more help with physical relaxation, we offer the mild and safe relaxant method: nitrous oxide (laughing gas), the effects of which are fully reversible and allow the patient to operate normally by the conclusion of their visit. Of course we're skilled in the use of various topical and conventional dental anesthetics as needed, and for more complex procedures we also are trained in sedation dentistry. If you need more information about these options, please talk to us prior to your visit and we'll help you determine the best choice for your needs.