Indulging the Quality Conscious(™)
By now, I’m sure you realize Sedona Dentist Chris Marsh’s approach is very different from what you’ve experienced in the past. If you bring your x-ray with you, we’d be glad to offer you a second opinion dentist visit based on our conservative, evidence based, minimally invasive approach. We’ll discuss the difference between elective and necessary treatment choices. We always try to preserve natural tooth structure where possible.
We are happy to provide a second opinion for those who have questions about a proposed treatment plan.
Sedona dentist Chris Marsh will provide a personal consultation, thorough exam, and a discussion or written report of any differences so you understand the treatment options and fees.
Arizona Dental Expert Chris Marsh DMD has experience in evaluating dental trauma claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, claims of a foreign object in restaurant food breaking a tooth and on the job injuries. False and exaggerated dental trauma claims are reviewed for insurance carriers and insurance adjusters. Dental bill reviews, dental cost estimates, and dental record analysis services are available. Strategies for Obtaining a Second Opinion Dentist Visit
The dental office is always a nerve-racking place. We go because we want to stay healthy and keep our teeth. It is less nerve racking when you have a good relationship with your doctor and office staff. But what do you do if that relationship and history isn’t there? Do you go forward with proposed treatment on good faith? Are your nerves and gut telling you otherwise?
If communicating with the dentist has not settled your concerns, here are some suggestions for obtaining a second opinion. Put those thoughts of anxiety to rest.
First off be open with the dental practitioner, let them know you are going to obtain a second opinion. This is your prerogative as a patient, and the office will respect your concerns. You may end up coming back.
If this is your first time or the fifth time at the office, if recent x-rays have been taken, request a copy to take with you. A copy of your treatment plan is also helpful.
If you are uncomfortable asking for a copy of your x-rays or you have to leave in a hurry, take a business card so that the next office may do the requesting for you. A state privacy law requires that you sign for the release of your x-rays and dental records.
The American Dental Association Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct state, “A dentist has the ethical obligation on request of either the patient or the patient’s new dentist to furnish, either gratuitously or for nominal cost, such dental records or copies or summaries of them, including dental X-rays or copies of them, as will be beneficial for the future treatment of that patient. This obligation exists whether or not the patient’s account is paid in full.”