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              Patient Registration Mobile App

Alvarez Dental, PC announces the launch of the new Practice management and clinical software in iPad Apps that streamline patient registration leveraging the efficiency and ease of use to save time and reduce the risk of data entry errors.

The data entered by new patients who complete and sign registration forms in the Clipboard App on the iPad is automatically incorporated securely into the patient's account on the desktop.

Insurance information can be reviewed by office staff. Patients may also complete and sign HIPAA consent and release forms.

At subsequent office visits, patients can use the Clipboard Apps on the iPad to confirm or change registration information and provide a new reason for their visit.

Examination

A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by your dentist at your initial dental visit.  At regular check-up exams, your dentist and hygienist will include the following: 

Examination of diagnostic x-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss.  X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions. 

 

Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer. 

 

Gum disease evaluationCheck the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease. 

 

Examination of tooth decay: All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments. 

 

Examination of existing restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, etc. Professional

 

Dental Cleaning: Professional dental cleanings (dental prophylaxis) are usually performed by Registered Dental Hygienists.  Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following: 

 

Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface.  Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments. 

 

Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth.  It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums.  This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease! 

 

Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.

DENTAL DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY

Reduces radiation by as much as 80 percent. 

Dental radiographs (x-rays) are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam.  Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan.  Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected. 

Safety dental x-rays:  

We are all exposed to natural radiation in our environment.  The amount of radiation exposure from a full mouth series of x-rays is equal to the amount a person receives in a single day from natural sources. Dental x-rays produce a low level of radiation and are considered safe.  Dentists take necessary precautions to limit the patient’s exposure to radiation when taking dental x-rays.  These precautions include using lead apron shields to protect the body and using modern, fast film that cuts down the exposure time of each x-ray.

How often should dental x-rays be taken?

 

The need for dental x-rays depends on each patient’s individual dental health needs. Your dentist and dental hygienist will recommend necessary x-rays based on the review of your medical and dental history, dental exam, signs and symptoms, age consideration, and risk for disease. A full mouth series of dental x-rays is recommended for new patients.  A full series is usually good for three to five years.  Bite-wing x-rays (x-rays of top and bottom teeth biting together) are taken at recall (check-up) visits and are recommended once or twice a year to detect new dental problems.

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The office reserves the right to charge $50 dollars for a missed appointment. We request 24 hour's notice if you cannot keep your appointment. Please be on time for your appointment as the office makes every attempt to remain on schedule.

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  "Our goal is to provide you with the highest standard of dental care possible in an environment that is relaxing and friendly. We offer a full range of both restorative and preventive dental services. With our commitment to quality dentistry utilizing the latest techniques and most advanced materials, you can be assured your comfort and appearance are foremost in our minds. You are the reason we are here. Working together, you can have the smile you've always wanted.".
  Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs.  This website is a resource of knowledge, we hope you’ll find both useful and interesting. We genuinely hope this site is helpful to you in learning more about our practice, dental conditions and treatments, dental recommendations, and more. Please browse through our website and be sure to give us a call at 718 295-1615 or 845 827- 5617, if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment. - Dr. J. M. Alvarez and Dr. Ivonne Alvarez.
 

      583 Rt. 32 Suite 1L

Highland Mills, NY 10930

        (845) 827-5617

      2400 Hughes Ave.

   Bronx, New York 10458

          (718) 295-1615