The key to quality dental treatment is a comprehensive examination. An excellent exam will give the dentist superior data, which leads to accurate diagnosis, leading to a complete treatment plan, resulting in excellent treatment delivered. Almost universally, our new patients leave saying something like, "Wow! I've never had an exam that thorough before." Dentists are doctors of the entire head and neck, not just tooth mechanics. One of the prime indicators of a quality exam is what is evaluated beyond just the teeth, including oral cancers and disease, periodontal condition, snoring and sleep apnea tendencies, medical conditions that influence oral health and vice versa, and more.