There's a new patient when you come into our office.... I feel like we have a different level as far as how you get introduced, how you become a patient in our office, that when you when you first come in you're going to get a tour of the office. One of the girls is going to take you around and show you simple things show you where the bathroom. We have a microscope that we use on the hygiene side to be able to look for certain bacteria. We have the sterilization department to show that we're taking at a very high level making sure that you know that we're protecting you. So, we make that full tour and then you have a patient interview, so Carol or one of the people up front will sit down which you and other team members and really interview find out, Are you afraid? Do you have anxiety? where are you at in your kind of dental education even, and then they get handed off into with a hygiene assistant hygiene assistants then gather all the information that the hygienist needs, blood pressure or go over make sure all the health history is taken care of, get all the x-rays that are necessary. All the internal pictures that are necessary so we can do a real thorough exam and evaluation and then it's code diagnosis with the hygienist and the... not really code diagnosis, but at least saying we like to show them what we see so with all those pictures we can show exactly what's going on in their mouth, and they can see it and they know why, why we may be treatment planning something. Now, at that point once all that's done then I come in and do kind of the final I get introduced I want to know about you, I want to know who you are, what you do, where you grew up, something about you to where you know we're building that relationship with you, so that's... and then once that's complete and we kind of... come to an agreement on the treatment, then that patient is taken back in and they sit down in a consultation room for any financial arrangements, any further questions and then they're pre-appointed for whatever the next appointment need is.
At Tieken Smiles Dentistry, you’re treated like a VIP every time you come into our League City, TX dentist office – even for your regular dental cleanings and dental exams.
Our spa-like dental office amenities, caring dental team, and advanced dental technology will make you feel special on even the most routine visits.
To schedule an appointment and enjoy the VIP treatment you deserve, call Tieken Smiles Dentistry at 281-942-6615.
What Happens During Your First Dental Exams and Dental Cleanings
Every new patient gets a tour of our spacious dental office, a welcome letter, and a gift. But the special dental treatment doesn’t stop there.
One of our dental hygienists will sit down with you to discuss any special concerns you have and anything we should know about you to help us give you optimal care. And award-winning dentist Dr. Derek Tieken takes time to get to know you better as a person, not just a patient.
Because we are interested in your overall health, not just your dental health, your thorough dental exam will include:
- A blood pressure test
- An oral cancer screening performed with VELscope, a noninvasive tool that uses fluorescence to help us look for early warning signs
- Digital X-rays
We clean your teeth, getting into all the nooks and crannies that you miss with your toothbrush and floss to remove the plaque that can lead to tooth decay. We also examine you with a tool called DIAGNOdent that is designed to detect cavities in their earliest stages.
Throughout your dental exams, our focus is on making you comfortable. We even have massage chairs!
Putting You Under a Microscope
We use a high-powered surgical microscope during your dental cleanings and dental exams. The microscope magnifies what we can see with our naked eye by up to 20 times. This ensures we don’t miss a thing! We can treat even the smallest signs of decay or other dental problems so they won’t become bigger and more costly problems in the future.