You’ve made the right choice – patients love Dr. Saib, and so will you! At Chapel Hill Advanced Dentistry, we want to do all we can to make your visit with us as relaxing, convenient and stress-free as possible. Before your first visit, you will receive a phone call from Ashley, our friendly patient care coordinator. She will ask you a few questions that can help ensure that we serve your needs and allow us to properly customize your new patient experience.
Our new patient experience starts with you meeting Dr. Saib to discuss your oral health history, any concerns you may have, and the goals you would like to accomplish for your optimal dental health.
Next, Dr. Saib will begin his personalized comprehensive exam. First, we will take digital x-rays (if you have recent x-rays bring them with you), and depending on your needs, photographs with an intra-oral camera. These images are projected live onto a monitor by your chair, so both you and Dr. Saib can clearly see your teeth and any dental problems up close. Both the digital x-rays and intra-oral cameras provide precise images for accurate diagnosis. These technologies are so sensitive that Dr. Saib can detect problems before they’re visible to the naked eye or even on traditional x-rays. All of Dr. Saib’s patients receive an oral cancer screening, which has helped save many patients. FYI, all dentists are trained to screen for oral cancers, but few practice it.
Finally, patients see Lindsay or Shianne, our hygienists, for a dental cleaning and an examination for any signs of periodontal disease. Following your hygiene appointment, Dr. Saib will carefully examine all the information he has collected and present you with a personalized treatment plan designed to get you back to optimal oral health.
If you are in good oral health, you will be asked to return in six months for a dental cleaning and a checkup!