For your first visit to Bayou Dental Group, you can schedule a comprehensive exam and dental cleaning or a cosmetic consultation. You’ll also have some time to get acquainted with Dr. Finley, Dr. Henderson or Dr. Coughran.
When you arrive, we will warmly greet you. If you’ve completed our new patient forms, our receptionist will accept them. Otherwise, she will give you forms to complete. During your brief wait, you’re welcome to browse through a magazine and enjoy a cup of water or coffee.
For your comfort in our treatment rooms, we offer:
- Comfortable chairs
- Soft blankets
- Headphones to listen to music
- Screens to watch your favorite movie
One of our hygienists will escort you to a treatment room to complete your dental cleaning, which will last a little less than an hour.
You will meet Dr. Finley, Dr. Coughran, or Dr. Henderson, get acquainted, and discuss any concerns you have about your oral health or your smile. The examination will include:
- Digital x-rays
- Periodontal evaluation
- A discussion of the status of your oral health, any issues, and an explanation of your treatment options
If you’ve scheduled an appointment for a cosmetic consultation, your appointment will last about an hour. A chairside assistant will invite you to a treatment room. You can expect the following:
- We will perform a 3-D CT scan and a panographic x-ray of your teeth and oral cavities, and take full-film x-rays.
- One of our dentists will meet with you to get acquainted and discuss the improvements you want for your smile.
- We may also make digital models and take photographs of your teeth.
- We’ll explain the treatment options to help you reach your smile goals.
- If you need a dental cleaning, we will schedule it for another visit.
Our advanced dental technology helps us provide you with accurate diagnoses and treatment.
We like to stay on the cutting edge of technology in our practice, and from that perspective, I was I think the first dentist in Louisiana that was laser-certified by the World Clinical Laser Institute, which is a training institute out in California. We provide laser treatments for gum disease, do laser treatments for other kinds of endo-oral diseases, but we also use air abrasion technology to take care of small cavities. We have kids that come in that never end up getting a shot, and so we’re able to do small restorations on patients that become invisible, because they’re so small, because we found them at an early stage.
We use the DIAGNOdent to determine how deep a small cavity is, so we know where we’re going. We use cancer screening technology with certain cameras in the mouth to make sure patients don’t have that type of disease process going on because that’s a scary thing. So, technology is an important part in any dentist’s situation, because it allows us to predictably find what needs to be done and solve problems in the most conservative fashion possible. Instead of waiting until it breaks, fix it before it breaks, and solve the problem before it becomes a painful issue.
- Digital x-rays
- Digital impressions
- CBCT (cone-beam computed technology) three-dimensional x-rays
- Intraoral cameras
If you’re anxious about dental appointments, we offer sedation dentistry using nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation.
We invite you to schedule your first visit with us to see why we have many loyal patients, including entire families, who prefer Bayou Dental Group.
Everyone at Bayou Dental Group was very professional. Just two days after I contacted the office, I had my first appointment for a dental cleaning. And it wasn’t painful at all. I’m very impressed with how fast they get you in and out and how thorough the consultation was. – Renate G.
Our Monroe, LA dentist office was designed with you in mind. Rather than a clinical, intimidating building, we practice in a sunny, newly constructed building that feels welcoming and friendly.