SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - Dec 20, 2012) - Dr. Todd Mabry, a dentist in Scottsdale, strives to provide "high quality dental care with a personal touch." His commitment to each individual patient is evident in his approach to dental work. At his private practice, Dr. Mabry focuses on doctor-patient communication so that well-educated patients can decide which procedure or combination of procedures match their unique goals.
Dr. Mabry highlights a recent case where a patient had gone through gum recontouring surgery at another dental practice. After the surgery, the patient noticed that her teeth -- and the new work that she had done -- were not being displayed when she smiled. In response, Dr. Mabry offered the patient a chance to change the amount of tooth structure that is visible in her smile.
While Dr. Mabry could have pushed for the patient to have multiple procedures done simultaneously, this type of persuasion did not align with his practice's philosophy:
"I want to educate patients versus making dental work decisions for them," Dr. Mabry says. "Open discussion about a patient's options in regard to their goals is vital to the practice."
The consultation process involves figuring out what each patient desires, the sharing of Dr. Mabry's clinical findings, and allowing patients to choose how they would prefer to handle their individual cases. By following this protocol, Dr. Mabry is able to provide his Scottsdale cosmetic dentistry patients with a custom treatment plan that is determined by their objectives.
In order to lay a foundation for both his team and the patient, Dr. Mabry begins by gathering as much information as possible about the patient's individual case. Some of the strategies Dr. Mabry uses to review the initial health of a patient's mouth include:
- Comprehensive digital x-rays and intraoral photos
- Periodontal exam to give a true state of the gums and bone support
- Comprehensive exam and oral cancer screening
After Dr. Mabry has reviewed these initial clinical findings with patients, a conversation can take place about what can be improved, why each patient sought out dental consultation in the first place, and the solutions each patient would like to pursue. While always offering his professional guidance, Dr. Mabry ensures his patients ultimately make their own decisions.
About Todd Mabry, DDS, PC
Dr. Todd Mabry is a graduate of the University of Arizona and earned his dental degree from Marquette University School of Dentistry. He went on to complete his residency in Southern California, with a special focus in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. Dr. Mabry is involved in the Give Kids a Smile® program through the Arizona Dental Association that provides dental care to children in need. He is available for interview upon request.