Welcome to Inner Harbor Dental Associates in Baltimore Maryland! We understand that search for a new dentist can be difficult and that your priority is finding a dentist you can trust. We have a patient-friendly process that ensures your comfort and convenience. Let us walk you through the experience:
It can be easy to forget when you scheduled a dental appointment but now we will remind you with an Appointment Reminder via email or text message. And if it's your first visit, we'll be happy to provide driving directions. Just click on the link below to let us know how you'd like to be contacted. We'll do the rest!
Release of Records Consent
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Your first step is to call our office and set up an appointment. Consultations are a great opportunity for you to meet our dentist and get to know him better. Our dentist can talk to you about the different procedures that are offered and how you can benefit from them.
Paperwork and Documentation
If you are pleased with our dentist after the first meeting, our team at Inner Harbor Dental Associates will assist you in setting up an appointment. Before the appointment, you will be required to fill out a new patient form along with providing your dental history and records. We encourage you come in at least 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment to make sure that you have plenty of time to fill these forms.
Our office also provides patients with the choice of filling the forms before coming to the clinic. Patients can download health history forms from our website and fill in all the required details. This information would be stored in our database and will be evaluated prior to your session.
This paperwork consists of two forms, both of which need to be properly completed. The first one requires your personal details. In this form, you have to fill in personal information such as your name, age, marital status, income range, home address, etc. You will also be required to complete a medical history form. In this form, you must provide complete information regarding your past medical treatments, dental problems and details about dental insurance coverage, policy and provider.
It is imperative for you to be precise in answering all the questions as any wrong answer could impact your future treatment.
Comprehensive Examination and X-Rays
After studying your dental health history, our dentist will most likely examine your gums, teeth and mouth. This procedure is known as a comprehensive exam and is performed to study the state of your dental health and hygiene. An important part of the comprehensive exam is the cleaning. Our dentist will generally look for any sensitivity, decay and redness around the gums or teeth during the examination; and explain the procedure to you, accordingly. Even though our dentist will have already studied your medical and dental history from the forms you filled, they might still ask you questions about your teeth while examining them. This is fairly common in the event that our dentist sees anything unusual or something which was not mentioned in the forms. The teeth and mouth are thoroughly cleaned before moving onto the x-rays so that there are no extra particles in your mouth at that time.
After conducting the comprehensive exam, our dentist takes an X-ray of your mouth, which will give a clear picture of the condition of your teeth and jaw. X-rays usually don’t take more than a few minutes and are completely safe. These scans are taken to better analyze oral disruptions, diseases and cavities. The panoramic radiographs are the most common types of dental X-rays as they provide the dentist a much detailed view of the teeth and jaw. The dentist is able to spot any impacted teeth or jaw fractures easily with the panoramic X-ray.
Post Examination Discussion
After the dental checkup, our dentist will discuss your results with you. Our dentist would guide you through any of the irregularities or decay that were found in your mouth. They may also mention the various treatment options that are offered at our clinic.
After, you will receive the total cost of the particular procedure and can discuss a payment plan, if needed.
As soon as your visit with our dentist concludes and you have discussed your future treatment and your questions, our business assistant will schedule a follow-up session according to your availability. These follow-up sessions would mostly be for a teeth cleaning and preparing your tooth for the upcoming procedure.
Call us for an appointment or come to our office today. 410-528-0300 Our team is here looking forward for you and will answer any questions you may have.