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I explain the complete exam to the patient only after the preclinical interview. I interview the patient, ask them while they're here what they're looking for from me. And then from there, I simply tell them that I need to gather more information and records. And I explain to them all what we're doing. Checking their teeth out, periodontal health, but also we're going to look at their joints and their muscles.
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We may take some study models at that time. We always take a set of photos and whatever the updated x-rays are. So basically, I do the complete exam every time with the patient, but only after the patient is wanting and desiring some treatment. And then therefore, I need to get the proper records for that.
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