The Start of a Great Relationship
We want this to be the start of a great relationship. Patients who are active in their care get better results. We want you to feel heard, cared for and valued as we work together to help you feel your best.
1. MAKE A LIST - Coming prepared is a great way to start a visit off on the right foot. The easiest way to come prepared is to make a list of any relevant questions, details, and or concerns you might have. This is an easy way to make sure you don't get home after your appointment and say, "I can't believe I forgot to tell them that."
2. ASK QUESTIONS - There's no need to shy away from asking questions,we want you to feel confident in your plan of care. For example, "What activities should I limit or avoid during treatment?" or "What can I do at home in between appointments to recover faster?" are both great questions we're happy to go over with you. Add any others you want to ask to your list and bring them with you to your visit.
3. BE HONEST - This isn't the dentist's office, you don't have to bend the truth about your flossing routine here and we don't want you to bend the truth about how you're keeping up with your plan of care either. We can't do our jobs to the best of our ability if we don't have the correct information. Please be honest with us in our conversations.
4. PARTNER WITH US - We can only do so much to help you recover in the office and we won't be able to fix what brought you in to see us without your help. If you're feeling unmotivated or sore, let us know so we can come up with a solution together. We want you to be involved in creating a successful care plan.
5. MAKE IT A ROUTINE AND A PRIORITY - Your health is our top priority. We have exercises to perform at home along with a website you can go to, to verify and log your exercises. This makes it easier and you won't have to keep a piece of paper with you.