YOUR FIRST VISIT: A UNIQUE APPROACH TO COMPREHENSIVE DENTISTRY
Frank Orlando DDS, FAGD, FICOI
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR FIRST VISIT
Your first visit will be unlike any other visit you have had at a dental office. When you arrive at our office, one of our wonderful team members will give you a warm welcome and give you a tour of the office. You will then meet with Dr. Orlando.
You will be introduced to our practice through a comprehensive dental physical done by Dr. Orlando. At this time you will also be introduced to the various types of equipment we use in high tech dentistry to create beautiful, natural looking smiles. You will be introduced to “state of the art” diagnostics, care and most important….comfort.
Expect the first visit at the office to take at least an hour. You will be asked about your overall health, previous dental history as well as your expectations going forward. By the way…we are very proud of our punctuality. We respect your time.
As long as you’re not experiencing any immediate discomfort, your first visit will be comprised of a comprehensive dental physical including:
- Analysis of your teeth for decay and occlusal wear and other potential problems
- Smile analysis
- Evaluation of tissues surrounding teeth to evaluate any signs of periodontal disease
- Evaluation of your bite alignment and health of your TMJ
- Oral cancer screening
We will take digital photos of your mouth and smile. These photos serve as a digital baseline of how you are today and will help us see changes in the future.
After your examination, we will review our findings with you. With the aid of technology, you will be able to see and understand what’s happening by viewing it on the chair-side computer monitor via an intraoral camera. You can really see what the Doctor sees. With instant digital x-rays, we will also be able to detect any issues not visible to the eye. All this reduces the amount of radiation you’re exposed to, one of our long-term goals.
At this time, we will be able to recommend treatment that will prevent future problems as well as care for your immediate needs. We can also recommend cosmetic procedures such as porcelain veneers, laser whitening, or invisible braces that can vastly improve your smile. For each treatment considered, we will discuss its benefits and show you a demonstration model as well as previous patients’ before and after procedures.
We’ll be very happy to show you our “same day” porcelain system that can allow you to have the most esthetic restorations done in a few hours, saving you precious time.
After we have mutually agreed on a plan of action, we will provide you with estimates of the proposed dental procedures. We will then be glad to help you in coordinating the timeline for any treatment as well make financial arrangements. Dr. Orlando is here to work with you so you can achieve optimum oral health, comfort, and esthetics!
Frank Orlando, DDS, FAGD, FICOI
Frank Orlando DDS, FAGD, FICOI
- Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry
- Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Frank Orlando is a two-time University of Michigan graduate. He graduated high honors with a BS in Honors Psychology in 2001 and graduated as a member of the OKU Honor Society with his DDS in 2005. Dr. Orlando continued his education by attaining his AEGD (Advanced Education in General Dentistry) certificate from the one-year program at the University of Florida Dental School.
Dr. Orlando has served the Manhattan community since 2006 and has quickly become one of the most sought out dentists in New York City. He is focused on personalized, quality care in which the patient is the center of attention. Dr. Orlando understands that every patient has different expectations and goals and tailors his treatment accordingly. He believes the most important attributes a dentist can have is listening to the patient and effectively explaining the benefits of proposed treatment.
Dr. Orlando is highly trained in all aspects of cosmetic general dentistry and has maintained a firm belief that a healthy mouth is integral to a healthy body. In fact, Dr. Orlando is a founding member of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health. Dr. Orlando believes in his patients having a healthy, stable oral environment as a foundation before cosmetic, reconstructive work is completed and is a firm believer in minimally invasive dentistry – basically treating disease at its inception rather than a wait and see approach. It is essential to Dr. Orlando that he educates his patients on the connection between mouth and body, stressing the link between oral health and overall general health.
Dr. Orlando believes that by keeping up with current trends in dentistry he is best able to provide optimum treatment for his patients. To do this, he has earned his Fellowship in both the AGD (Academy of General Dentistry) and the ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists). These achievements place Dr. Orlando in an elite group, which comprise of less than 5% of all dentists in North America. Further, Dr. Orlando has attained over 1,400 Continuing Education Credits since 2005 (NY State only requires 20 credits per year.)
Dr. Orlando is also a member of the following organizations:
- Leading Physicians of the World
- International Association of Dentists
- Top 3 Dentists
- Dental Study Club of New York
- Heart Healthy Dentistry
- New York Academy of Collaborative Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- New York State Dental Association
- New York County Dental Society
Dr. Orlando lives in Manhattan with his lovely wife, Meghann, their puppy, Sophie, and their most recent addition, Georgie, a rescue dog.