First Visit & New Patient Exams in Sarasota, FL

Thorough Exams by our Skilled, Friendly Dentist

Dr. Strickland is dedicated to delivering a thorough diagnosis and detailed treatment plans for all of his patients. He communicates about your dental needs in a way that’s easy to understand. Dr. Strickland wants you to receive the best care in a safe, comfortable atmosphere. His friendly demeanor makes him easy to talk with and he wants you to think of us as your “happy dental home”.

During your first visit with us, you will receive a thorough new patient exam, which will assess your dental and oral condition. When the exam is complete, the doctor will talk with you about any oral issues that came up in the exam and will thoroughly explain all of your treatment options.

New Patient Exam

Getting to know you

When you come into our office for your new patient exam, our staff will welcome you and make sure you are at ease. Dr. Strickland believes in getting to know his patients so they will feel comfortable talking with him. During this visit we will gather all necessary health information, including medical history and dental records. We will talk with you about current dental issues and discuss what your smile goals are.

Our comprehensive new patient exam includes eight separate examinations for only $59, including a healthy mouth cleaning!

Your new patient exam will include the following:

Digital X-rays

We take low-radiation digital X-rays to spot any abnormalities of the bones and teeth and to detect potential problems.

Digital photos of your teeth, gums and smile

We take digital photos of the inside of your mouth so we can look at each tooth and the surrounding gums to check for cavities or other potential trouble areas. We also take digital photos of your smile. With these photos we can see your complete mouth, both inside and out!

Tooth exam

Dr. Strickland will examine each tooth for health and condition. He will check for any issues you may not be aware of. Our office uses the DIAGNOdent™ laser cavity detector, a painless, non-invasive technology used to reveal hidden cavities.

Periodontal (gum) exam

Dr. Strickland will also examine the health of your gums, checking for early signs of gum disease.

Oral cancer screening

The doctor checks all soft tissues on the inside and outside of your mouth for any signs of oral cancer. With early detection, it is highly treatable. If anything is found, he will make recommendations on a course of treatment.

Occlusion (bite) screening

Dr. Strickland will check your bite to see how well you chew and how your teeth come together when biting. A misaligned bite (malocclusion) can cause discomfort when chewing, speech problems, headaches, shoulder and neck pain and other symptoms.

Orthodontic screening

The doctor will check your teeth alignment. If he finds any problems with your bite, crooked teeth or other orthodontic issues, he will talk with you about treatment options to correct the issues and give you a beautiful, straight smile.

TMJ screening

Dr. Strickland will check your TMJ (jaw joint) for any signs of misalignment. He will talk with you about any discomfort you may be having due to an improperly aligned jaw.

Findings & Treatment Plan

At the completion of your exam, Dr. Strickland will sit down with you and go over all of the findings. He will discuss treatment options with you and go over his treatment plan based on your goals and his recommendations. He will answer all of your questions so you can make an informed decision.

$59 New Patient Special Offer

We offer a New Patient Exam special offer for $59. This special offer includes the following services:

  • Comprehensive oral exam D0150
  • Digital X-rays, as needed D0210 & D0330
  • Consultation with the doctor D9450
  • Oral cancer screening D0150
  • Digital photos of teeth and gums D0350
  • Discuss treatment options
  • Get all questions answered
  • Healthy mouth cleaning * D1110

Regular Value: $289

*In the absence of current gum disease

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To schedule an appointment, call 941-213-1077 or click here to request an appointment online.

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