Your first visit from The Homeward Bound Dentist establishes a vital foundation for our relationship with you. During our initial visit to your home, we make sure to obtain important background information, like your medical history, and give you time to get to know Dr. Toporovsky. To understand what to expect during Dr. Toporovsky’s first visit with you, please read through this page. Here you will find all the practical information you need, such as patient forms and our practice philosophy.
Our Practice Philosophy
The practice philosophy is ‘Doctor do no harm’. The benefits of treatment must outweigh the risks of treatment. Careful planning goes into each patient’s treatment planning. Before any treatment is begun, the patient’s physician is consulted regarding any existing medical conditions the patient may have. All treatment options are discussed with the patient’s caretaker. All conditions are carefully explained in terms easily understood. Sometimes the best treatment option is to watch. If the situation is not critical, and the patient is not experiencing any discomfort or dysfunction, I might inform the caretaker of the situation, and we will watch it until something changes which would warrant intervention. The patient’s comfort is the most important issue.
What to Expect at Our First Visit
The first visit with the doctor is most important. It gives the doctor and patient a chance to develop a relationship. Medical information is obtained at this time. A thorough examination is performed. If possible, where needed, a set of x-rays is taken to further assist the doctor in his evaluation of the patient. Any items found on the examination are discussed with the patient’s caretaker at this time, and then discussed later on when the x-rays have been developed. Medical clearance is obtained from the patient’s physician at this time before any further treatment is performed.
When Can You Expect the Dentist to Visit?
Our mobile service serves patients throughout New York City (including Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island), and Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland and Orange counties. Based on the route, and blending your needs with the needs of other patients, Dr. Toporovsky will coordinate his house call with you. Click here to start coordinating an appointment.