The new patient examination is the keystone to everything that happens in our relationship-based practice. It sets the stage for all that follows. We believe that a good dentist-patient relationship leads to a long term effort of prevention and correction aimed at providing the patient with a lifetime of attractive appearance, comfortable chewing and lowered dental costs. We use the process of Co-Diagnosis that allows us to become mutually acquainted while discovering together what our patient’s oral health situation is and what they would like for it to be. We are then able to work together to develop a long-range plan for achieving the desired goals and good dental health for our patient.