Forget everything you might be thinking about what is involved in having to see the dentist. Whether you are diligent about your family’s checkups, or you are looking for a new Niceville dentist because it’s been a while since your last appointment, Ottesen Family Dentistry is an office for everyone.
We believe in taking the mystery and anxiety out of seeing the dentist and getting the best dental care possible. There is nothing more rewarding than the special bond we form with our patients – from young children to their parents and even grandparents. Dr. Ottesen and her experienced team pride themselves on knowing our patients as people with genuine concerns and sincere smile goals.
What Can I Expect For My First Appointment?
When a new patient visits our Niceville dental office for the very first time, they are often surprised by how warm and welcoming everything is compared to stuffy and clinical. We always strive to create an environment that lends itself to comfort so you feel right at home.
Dr. Ottesen has completed advanced post-graduate training at the prestigious Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, FL, to elevate the comprehensive dental exam you receive. For the patient, this co-discovery process provides ample opportunity to express concerns and objectives while learning and experiencing his or her own oral health conditions in a meaningful way.
Every new patient receives a comprehensive exam which includes:
- reviewing your overall health, through medical and dental histories (don’t forget to bring a list of any and all medication),
- taking intraoral and extraoral photographs,
- completing digital radiographs (x-rays),
- recording in-depth documentation of existing oral health conditions.
We will screen you for periodontal (gum) disease, TMJ disorder, assess your bite and jaw muscle, oral cancer risks, and other pathologies which would affect your oral and overall health. That is because the more we know about you and your smile, the better we are able to provide the very best possible care for you and your family. We want not only your mouth to be as healthy as possible, but also the rest of you to be in great shape too. It’s the kind of comprehensive dental care you would expect from the dentist, but do not always get. We are here to change the way you feel about dentistry – for good!