You'll need two appointments for your cleaning. I'llreview the X-rays and decide upon a treatment planfor your next appointment.
How much time should I take to do the oralprophylaxis, Doctor?
We give 30 minutes' appointments for oral prophylaxis, Miss Jones.
It might take two or more appointments to complete this first part of the treatment.
I understand, Doctor.
Most dental diseases can be prevented.
I believe that helping a patient to prevent dental diseases is just as important as treatingdental disease after it occurs.
What about the cleaning appointments, Doctor?
During your cleaning appointments you'll be taught how to use your toothbrush and dental flosseffectively, as a daily routine.
What purpose is this?
The purpose of your daily home care is to prevent dental caries (tooth decay) and gumdisease.
Without good home care my treatment could fail, because of gum problems or recurring toothdecay.
Miss Jones will apply a topical fluoride to your teeth to help prevent new cavities.
That's fine, doctor.
Finally, I want to make follow-up (recall) appointments with you every 6 months for anexamination and X-rays.
Also, to clean your teeth as often as it is needed. Please begin to clean the patient's teeth, MissJones.
Show the patient how to "brush" and use dental floss properly. I'll see you later, Mrs.Williamson.