Your First Visit
Dr. Stanford has been taking care of patients in Manchester, MO for well over 33 years, and his reputation for excellent dentistry and personalized care is well established.
So what should you expect when you first visit Stanford Dental? Here is what you can look forward to:
You are a unique individual with needs that differ from our other patients.
Dr. Stanford understands this, and that is why he sets aside 90 minutes for your first visit to get to know you and understand your specific needs.
During this visit you will receive a full set of digital x-rays and a VELscope oral cancer screening. Dr. Stanford will examine each tooth using Diagnodent laser cavity detection and his 3.5 times magnification loupes. This allows him to assess the condition of the treatment that has already been done and determine whether further treatment is necessary.
He will also take photos with his intraoral camera and measure your gums to check their health and determine which type of cleaning you will need when you return.
At the second visit, you will receive your cleaning with one of our highly skilled hygienists. Depending on your needs, they may incorporate laser therapy to help eliminate bacteria.
You will also have a private consultation with Dr. Stanford. Together, you will go over each x-ray and picture taken, and he will help you to better understand any treatment recommendations if needed. This is a great time for you to discuss your own concerns or goals for your smile with Dr. Stanford.
Exceeding Your Expectations
Most of our patients share with us that they have never seen such a thorough approach or received as detailed an examination as Dr. Stanford provides. Our goal is to exceed your expectations every time you visit our office.
Patients also appreciate the relaxing spa-like environment they find at Stanford Dental. Each of our treatment rooms comes complete with a TV, massage chairs, pillows, blankets, and custom music to ensure that you are comfortable throughout your procedure and relaxed during your time at our office.
For our patients who experience anxiety or fear when they visit the dentist – you are not alone! We understand how you feel, and Dr. Stanford offers nitrous oxide, which can be used during most procedures to help you relax and feel more at ease.
We would love to know if there is anything else we can do to help you feel more at home in our office, so just tell us!