We’re so glad you’re on our website getting to know us! For over 50 years, our well-established practice has focused on providing our patients – your neighbours just like you – proactive preventive and restorative dental care. Whether you’ve Googled “dentist Calgary SE”, “Chinook dental care”, “dental office in Calgary”, or “Invisalign® Calgary SE,” we’d be most honoured to be a part of your quest for excellent oral and dental health. Please read on for a picture of your first visit with West Wind Dental – offering family dental care in SE Calgary.
Our dental office front desk team’s priority is to make you feel welcome at West Wind Dental – over the phone and each and every time you visit our practice. As an expert and detailed administrators, they will help you make appointments, gather your personal information, your health history, and your insurance details, and answer any questions you have about our practice or your treatment plan.
At your first hygiene visit, we take the opportunity to get to know you and your smile. Because of this, it will take a little longer than the usual cleaning, but we really do want to understand your smile to a T. It’s your chance to talk with us about your smile needs, wants, challenges, and goals as we develop a treatment plan to move forward with your care. Your hygienist will gently clean and polish your teeth, clearly explain her findings, and discuss with you an effective home care plan.
Once your cleaning is complete, Dr. Todd Sheppard or Dr. Shawna Kufley will join you in the hygiene care room. They will complete a thorough examination of your mouth including gum disease and cavity evaluation, occlusion (bite) assessment, review of any necessary x-rays, and more. There will be plenty of time to discuss findings and treatment options. Again, this is an opportunity for a relaxed one-on-one Q&A session. With the information you give the doctor and hygienist, and with the results of the exam, the doctor will create a treatment plan that meets your needs and your smile goals.
Have you ever been offered a tour of a dental practice or dental clinic? Well, if this is your first, we hope you’ll accept our invitation! Many patients who are making the important choice of a new dental care provider find that a practice tour answers so many more questions than any website could. If you are carrying dental anxiety from past experiences, it’s a great chance for you to talk to us about our effective techniques that will help alleviate it so you can get the care you deserve. We’d love to meet you. Give us a call today!