At Corbett Smiles we are interested in being friends with our clients. We want all of our patients to be at ease and feel at home in our office. This starts even before your first appointment, but the initial appointment is when we really start to get to know each other. Dr. Corbett's friendly personality and all-inclusive approach to all members of the family will make your first office visit a memorable experience.
What Makes Our Office Unique
Upon arrival you will be greeted with the smile and exuberant voice of Linda, our friendly and outgoing receptionist. She will assist you with two short documents for you to fill out that will give us the information we need to proceed with the appointment and contact you in the future if we need to.
Linda will then escort you into our private exam room where Dr. Corbett will greet you and your family. He is very much interested in meeting your family and will want to meet all family members who are present (brothers and sisters, mom and dad). He will probably also ask you about your dog, cat, horse, pet turtle and any other family that is not present. Dr. Corbett likes his patients' families and will do everything in his power to make you feel like part of the office family.
Once Dr. Corbett has set you at ease and everybody is comfortable, he will look at the health history that you just filled out. No doubt he will ask some questions about or make comments on the information on the form. This will clarify in his mind anything that he may not understand as well as he should and that may be pertinent to your treatment or concerns. He will ask you why you have come to see him; for what purpose did you come, or whether there is any specific thing you would like him to address as he talks to you about your orthodontic needs. Moms and dads are asked to participate in this also, if Dr. Corbett is examining a younger person and the parents are present.
The Oral Examination
After addressing any questions, Dr. Corbett will continue your consultation with an oral examination. This will give Dr. Corbett information about your oral health, hygiene, bite, tooth alignment, tooth development, number of teeth present and the position of the teeth in relationship to each other.
If his observations reveal untreated cavities or other dental problems that could compromise your dental heath, Dr. Corbett will refer you to your dentist to address the issues. He will make notes on your condition, and may want an X-ray to see what is happening inside your jaws.
Once Dr Corbett has gleaned the information he needs from his examination and discussion with you, he will present you with a clinical diagnosis and treatment plan, including an estimate of time in treatment and the cost you can expect to incur. Dr. Corbett will carefully explain your condition to you, making sure you understand, using pictures and models, so you can make an intelligent decision as to what direction you want to proceed.
At this initial appointment, you will be given all the information you need to make up your own mind on this important personal issue. We will do our best to answer all your questions and give you all the time you need to discuss your condition with family, friends and your dentist. We want you to know you are, and will always be, free to make up your own mind and do what you think is best for you and your circumstances.
As we complete the initial exam, you will have opportunity to talk to Linda about your insurance plan and what you can expect from them. She will assist you in dealing with your insurance and give you advice to help things move along smoothly.
If you want to move forward with the treatment that Dr. Corbett has recommended, Linda will schedule your next appointment. Our friendly staff will thank you for the privilege of meeting you, and you will be on your way, thus completing your initial visit to Dr. Corbett.