Returning to the subject of Digital Dentistry, which I began addressing on my last post, at White Clinic® we elaborate a diagnosis right from the very first appointment, in which we evaluate the whole situation from a biological point of view and quantify all the problems we face in the clinical case we’re analyzing.
Still in this first appointment, the patient is taken to do a CAT scan (computerized axial tomography) which provides us a three-dimensional X-ray of the patient’s skull. This step is very important because it allows us to observe this case in detail, and have a clear vision of the work that lies ahead. Unfortunately, not all clinics have this technology available to them, but we at White Clinic can’t do without it and have been using it for many years!
In addition to the CAT, we also make accurate and precise molds of the patient’s mouth and follow a photographic and video protocol thoroughly.Â With these three elements (CAT, precise molds of the mouth and photographic protocol), we have all the needed material at our disposal to start charting a digital planning of each clinical case.
Believe me when I say that the reasons behind a patient coming to us often gain a whole new dimension when they go through our diagnosis process, which is crucial to guarantee that each case has the best doctors for the problem being addressed. Besides, this assures us that the patient is receiving exactly the treatment he needs and that the Clinic is being effective in the resources being used!
There are surely several reasons why our patient keep coming back to us, but I must highlight that one of them is most definitely the confidence they have in our opinion and in our diagnosis.