Your First Visit: What to Expect

Have you been scouring the internet for a “holistic dentist near me”? If so, we invite you to schedule your first visit at Well Rooted Dentistry. Our team offers comprehensive holistic dentistry treatments for patients of all ages. Though we are based in Providence, RI, we also routinely see patients across the country through our top-tier concierge care. Here, we will discuss what patients can expect during their first visit at our practice.

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What is Biological Dentistry?

The oral cavity is part of the whole body. Biological dentistry treats it as such by recognizing the relationship between dental and systemic health. Our holistic practice is fluoride-free, metal-free, and mercury-safe. We believe in testing dental materials for biocompatibility so patients can achieve and maintain a truly healthy smile.

While traditional dentistry only treats symptoms, holistic dentistry addresses the root cause of the problem. By taking whole-body wellness into account, we can restore and sustain healthy teeth and gums.

What to Bring for Your First Visit

For your convenience, we have uploaded all new patient forms online. You can complete them here.

In addition to filling out our online forms, please be sure to bring the following with you to your first appointment:

  • Photo ID
  • Dental insurance card
  • Recent dental x-rays (if applicable)
  • A list of current medications and supplements
  • A way to pay for treatment

While we are a fee-for-service practice, we submit insurance claims to your provider as a courtesy. We also offer third-party financing through CareCredit®. No matter what your budgeting needs, our team can help find a solution that works for you.

Comprehensive Biological Assessment

This all-encompassing examination is recommended for all new patients at Well Rooted Dentistry. It begins in the consultation room. There, you will discuss your personal oral health goals with Dr. Zannis and Amber, our dental coordinator. We will also review your dental and medical history in detail. Following this portion of the evaluation, we will perform a visual oral assessment, take digital radiographs, scans, photos, and gather any other necessary diagnostics.

Following this evaluation, Dr. Zannis reviews all information and diagnostics to create a fully personalized treatment plan. A Review of Findings will be scheduled approximately two weeks later to discuss details of your care plan including a timeline, fees, as well as answer any questions you may have.

Biological Hygiene

A hygiene visit at our holistic dental practice is similar to a traditional teeth cleaning with some added benefits. First, your hygienist gently irrigates the gum tissue with ozone gas. This stimulates circulation and oxygenation and promotes the production of antioxidants. Next, plaque, biofilm, and stains are removed from the teeth using ultrasonic and hand scalers. Finally, the teeth are polished, and the oral cavity is reinoculated with pro- and prebiotics to reestablish balance of the oral microbiome.

Depending on your specific dental needs, your biological hygiene visit may be completed during your first visit. It may also be scheduled at a later date. We will discuss your options with you during your initial consultation.

Schedule a Biological Dentistry Consultation

If you are searching for a new dental home, we invite you to schedule an appointment at Well Rooted Dentistry. We employ the best dentists in Providence, RI. Find out how a holistic approach to dentistry can support whole-body wellbeing and improve your overall quality of life. To schedule your first visit, contact us online anytime or call our office at (401) 533-9680.

Hours:
Monday/Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday/Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Address:
The BioMed Center New England
111 Chestnut Street
Providence, RI 02903