Patient Education is Key to Excellent Dental Health

August 6, 2012

Some people find it difficult to stick with something they were told to do when they don’t see any rhyme or reason behind it. As humans, we are more willing to comply with an order or request when we understand why we’re doing what we’re doing. At Lake Orion Dentistry, we understand this concept well, and are dedicated to the idea that educating our patients is the first step to providing them with the excellent care they deserve. Dr. Brad Greenfield explains how patient education is at the center of our patient care philosophy.

Learning About Your Own Oral Health

At your dental checkup, Dr. Greenfield takes the time to understand your unique needs as a dental patient. No two dental cases are alike, and treatment should be approached at a personal level. True to our philosophy that patient education is crucial, your checkup will also include a full review of your mouth using digital X-rays, which provide an instantaneous image of your oral cavity that Dr. Greenfield can review right alongside you on the chairside monitor. These images assist the doctor in thoroughly explaining any oral health issues you may have or be at risk for, and to show you exactly where within your mouth the problem lies. Once you understand the state of your dental health and what you may be at risk for, you will be better equipped to make an informed decision about your preferred treatment.  

Continuing Patient Education

To ensure the success of your treatment, Dr. Greenfield may recommend that you attend checkups more frequently than the recommended twice a year. At each visit, Dr. Greenfield will explain any new developments that he detects, as well as answer any questions you may have.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Greenfield, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, Michigan, at (248) 693-6213. We welcome patients from Lake Orion, Oxford, Rochester Hills, Clarkston, and the surrounding communities.

Our Services

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General Dentistry

General dental care provides preventive services along with feedback about your oral health. We provide important oral health reviews for patients of all ages.

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Advanced Dentistry

The right solution for an active oral health issue can give you more confidence in your smile along with the support to bite and chew comfortably.

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Children’s Dentistry

We strive to make every visit comfortable for the kids who depend on us, and we provide reviews and protection that helps you keep them safe from oral health threats.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

We offer conservative, lasting solutions to the flaws that rob people of confidence in the way they look when they speak and smile.