Services | Daniel A. Shalkey DDS

Diagnosis

Patient Interview:
This is the most important part. This is where we listen to you and determine your concerns, needs, and desires.

Review of Medical and Dental History:
Sometimes the history of either medical problems or previous dental treatment can impact our treatment plan.

Examination:
We will look at your teeth, restorations, and soft tissues to evaluate immediate needs and identify potential problems. We do this with excellent light and magnification.

X-rays:
We will take the absolute minimum number of x-rays needed to establish a diagnosis. In the process of dental implant planning, we may need to send you out for three dimensional scans.

Diagnostic Tests:
We will do the appropriate diagnostic tests and measurements.

Study Casts:
In some cases stone models of your teeth will be helpful in planning your treatment.