About Picard Dental Associates in Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Your First Visit
During your first visit to Picard Dental Associates in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, we’ll get to know you. We’ll take pictures of your dentition and perform a complete evaluation. We’ll then show you the images and talk to you about what we see and what it means for your oral health. Your treatment plans at Picard Dental Associates are completely tailored to your wants and needs; you are an active partner in your own care here. Once we’ve thoroughly explained to you what we’ve noticed in regards to your oral health, we’ll ask you what level of treatment you want based on any problems we’ve found. We’ll also explore your desires for cosmetic dentistry if that’s something you’re interested in. Every initial exam will include periodontal charting to explore your gum disease status, and we’ll talk about dental insurance with you to make sure you’re completely comfortable with all financial arrangements. The process is designed to set your mind at ease and keep you comfortable the entire time.
Technology plays a role in every dental office, and Picard Dental Associates uses up-to-date dental technology to make sure you get the most out of your time with us. DIAGNOdent, digital X-rays, ultrasonic scaling, and intraoral cameras have improved our ability to diagnose and treat various oral ailments and save your smile from complex damage. DIAGNOdent can help us find cavities that we might otherwise miss or that are in the beginning stages and can’t be observed with magnification loupes. Digital X-rays and intraoral cameras make it easier for us to show you what your oral health looks like. Ultrasonic scaling is more comfortable and faster than using traditional tools for scaling during hygiene and periodontal therapy appointments.
Our office is very spacious, with 9 private treatment rooms where you can have confidential visits with your dentist. Dr. Joel Picard’s grandfather actually designed the building himself! Since its inception, however, we’ve updated the office with modern dental equipment to maintain clinical excellence and offer the latest in dental care options.
We want you to know that we keep the office environment fun, friendly, and social! Dr. Picard and the associates love getting to know each patient; many of the people who visit our office are family and friends already, and our entire practice philosophy is built on relationships. When you visit Picard Dental Associates, we’ll get to know you so that you feel right at home and are comfortable taking the right steps for your oral health and wellbeing.
If Picard Dental Associates sounds like the kind of place you’d like to receive dental care – and we certainly hope that it does – then contact our Woonsocket, Rhode Island office today for an appointment!