Dental Exams

When Dr. Christine Dahl does comprehensive dental exams in Bettendorf, IA, she checks the neck, cheeks, tongue, throat, and includes a cancer exam of all soft tissues. Then she carefully measures the gums and cheeks for receding gums, bone loss around the roots, and loose teeth. She records measurements of the bite, and TMJ (jaw joint) range of motion.

She examines all existing restorations (fillings, crowns, etc.) and checks all the teeth for any new decay or other problems. For complex treatments plans she develops a written treatment plan along with options in plain English to discuss with our patients so they can be fully informed in collaborative decision making appropriate for their unique wants and needs.

Comprehensive Exams Include:

  • Oral Cancer Exams
  • Soft Tissue Exam
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Exam
  • Occlusal Analysis
  • Complete Periodontal Charting
  • Tooth Charting of Existing and Needed Restorations
  • Complete Treatment Planning
  • Blood Pressure
  • Vital Signs
  • Consultation

As needed during the comprehensive exam we may also take Full mouth X-rays, Panoramic X-rays, and Diagnostic Study Models (charged separately)

We are conveniently located on Maplecrest Road across from Bettendorf High School, near the Genesis Medical Plaza, and one block east of 18th Street.