First Visit and New Patient Exam
Knowledgeable, experienced care in a friendly, comfortable setting
Our experienced, friendly staff are dedicated to providing you with exceptional periodontal treatment. Dr. Feldman is a highly skilled and knowledgeable specialist who is known by his patients for his caring, personal touch as well as for his technical expertise. He considers patient comfort one of the most important aspects of care, and he has assembled an experienced team around him that is not only highly skilled technically, but also share in this philosophy.
Our office is located in one of the original homes built by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers in 1926. We have maintained the beauty and historical integrity of the building, creating a comfortable, relaxed environment while equipping it with the most modern and sophisticated dental tools and technology available.
It starts with a comprehensive exam
Before you even walk in our office, we are getting ready for your visit. We will email or mail you all the needed forms for you to bring to your first appointment. Dr. Feldman will call you to introduce himself, answer any questions you might have prior to your appointment.
Your first visit with Dr. Feldman consists of a comprehensive exam that helps us determine the condition of your oral health.
3D CT scanner
The first step of your exam is to get a good picture of your teeth and jawbone. We use a state-of-the-art 3D CT scanner, which can provides us both panoramic X-rays and computer-processed 3D images of your teeth and jawbone. These images give us a comprehensive view of your mouth and can help Dr. Feldman in the diagnosis of your condition and in treatment planning.
Digital X-rays and intraoral photos
If needed, we will also take individual digital X-rays. Intraoral photos will be taken and, along with the X-rays, will provide us with a detailed view of your mouth, teeth and gums. You will be able to view these images on a large-screen monitor.
Comprehensive oral exam
Dr. Feldman will sit down with you and go over your goals for your periodontal health, and he will review your dental and medical history with you. He will then perform a thorough visual inspection of your teeth and gums, and he will check the alignment of your bite.
The doctor will then gently probe the depth of the pockets under your gum line and assess the degree of any gum disease. He will have the results of the pocket probe recorded in your patient file so that this information can be used to track the progress of any gum disease treatment during future appointments.
Oral cancer screening
Dr. Feldman also conducts an oral cancer screening as part of each new patient exam. He will perform a visual and manual examination of the mouth, neck and head, and he will also use the Vizilite oral cancer screening system to look for abnormal tissue. The Vizilite system utilizes fluorescent light to point up any tissue abnormalities. This takes just a few minutes and can help Dr. Feldman detect any potential problems in its early stages.
Consultation and treatment plan
After this thorough evaluation, Dr. Feldman will go over his findings with you, showing you all the available photos and X-rays of your mouth on a large-screen monitor. He will take ample time to go over the available treatment options with you and answer any question you may have, and he will explain all aspects of treatment in detail, and in terms that are easy to understand.
To ensure that you are truly informed about treatment, Dr. Feldman will give you his personal phone numbers at the end of your appointment, so that you can easily reach him in case you have any additional questions that might not have come up of during your visit.
Visual record to take home with you
Dr. Feldman is the developer of the innovative Synapshot dental treatment plan software. All your X-rays, scans, photos, dental records and textual information will be uploaded to the computer to create a visual document of your dental history and treatment plan. You will be provided with a copy of this document so that you can review it further at home if you would like, and ask any questions that might still be remaining.
If applicable, this record can also be sent to your general dentist or other care provider, so that all your dental treatment is easily coordinated.
New Patient Special Offer
Exam, X-rays & Consultation
- Full digital X-rays
- 3D CT scan and photos as necessary
- Full clinical exam by Dr. Feldman
- Answer any questions
- Take-home treatment plan with full illustrations and images from the interview
- Follow-up session for further questions if needed
Charitable Giving Campaign
Receive the above diagnostic and consultation services by making a donation of $100 to one of our chosen seven charities. Dr. Feldman will match your donation if you accept treatment! This is a $550 value!
*See Important Notice on Special Offers Page.
To make an appointment, call 941‑451‑5332 or click here to request an appointment online.