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Comprehensive Exam

Thorough Dental Assessments with Our Comprehensive Exam

Ensure your oral health is in top shape with a Comprehensive Exam at Vlass and Merritt Dental Care in Roswell, GA. Our detailed evaluations, backed by over 30 years of dental expertise, cover every aspect of your dental health—from gum assessments to checking for signs of decay and oral cancer. We use the latest diagnostic tools to provide a complete overview of your oral health, enabling personalized and proactive treatment plans. Trust our dedicated team for a thorough examination that sets the foundation for lifelong dental wellness.

Advanced Diagnostic Technology

Our practice is equipped with advanced diagnostic technology to ensure accurate and comprehensive assessments during your dental exam. From digital X-rays to intraoral cameras, we utilize state-of-the-art tools to detect dental issues such as cavities, gum disease, and oral pathology. This enables us to provide early intervention and effective treatment for optimal oral health.

Prevention and Early Intervention

Prevention is at the core of our approach to comprehensive dental exams at Vlass & Merritt Dental Care. We emphasize the importance of regular exams and cleanings to prevent dental problems before they develop or worsen. By identifying issues early on, we can implement proactive treatment plans to address concerns and prevent potential complications, saving you time, money, and discomfort in the long run.

Patient-Centered Care and Education

During your comprehensive dental exam, our experienced dental team takes the time to listen to your concerns and goals. We believe in patient-centered care and prioritize open communication to ensure your comfort and satisfaction. Additionally, we provide educational resources and guidance on oral hygiene practices to empower you to take control of your oral health and maintain a healthy smile between visits.

Your Path to Oral Wellness: Comprehensive Dental Exam

Vlass & Merritt Dental Care offers comprehensive dental exams to assess the health of your teeth, gums, and overall oral cavity. Our thorough examinations include a detailed assessment of your dental and medical history, oral cancer screening, evaluation of your teeth and gums, and diagnostic imaging as needed. With our commitment to excellence, we strive to provide you with a clear understanding of your oral health status and personalized treatment recommendations.

Comprehensive Exam FAQ's

A comprehensive dental exam is a thorough evaluation of your oral health conducted by a dentist. It includes a detailed examination of your teeth, gums, jaw, and oral tissues to assess your overall oral health and identify any dental problems or concerns.

It is recommended to have a comprehensive dental exam at least once a year. However, some individuals may require more frequent exams, such as every six months, depending on their oral health needs and risk factors for dental problems.

During a comprehensive dental exam, your dentist will review your medical and dental history, perform a visual examination of your teeth and gums, assess your bite and jaw alignment, and evaluate the health of your oral tissues. X-rays may also be taken to detect dental problems such as cavities, bone loss, and impacted teeth.

A comprehensive dental exam is important for maintaining optimal oral health and preventing dental problems. It allows your dentist to identify any signs of dental disease or oral health issues early, when they are easier to treat and may help prevent more extensive and costly treatments in the future.

The benefits of a comprehensive dental exam include early detection and treatment of dental problems, such as cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer, which can help prevent complications and preserve oral health. It also provides an opportunity for your dentist to educate you about proper oral hygiene practices and preventive care measures to maintain a healthy smile.

Read Our 5-Star Ratings

We are new patients to the practice and have had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Joseph Merritt. Dr. Merritt is currently treating my mom who is 90 years old and helping her with some aging gum and teeth issues. The technology that Dr. MERRITT has introduced us to has been absolutely incredible but with technology comes questions. Dr. MERRITT took the time to explain everything to us, step-by-step and answered each and every question. He took his time and made sure Mom understood what he was recommending and why. I was very impressed with his attention to detail and caring approach to each conversation. We just returned from our second visit and again can report another great experience and the communication with the practice has been excellent. Kim coordinated all the transfer of mom’s dental records within an hour, so our visits have been very thorough. Did I mention the amazing technology? It is worth repeating. I am so relieved my mom is in excellent hands and we will be returning to continue the treatments Dr. MERRITT has recommended.
Dr. Vlass is my dentist even though I drive 1.5 hours to his office. I trust his judgment and he does a terrific job with my teeth. As I am advanced in years, and he has had to deal with some sensitive conditions in my mouth with outstanding results. I highly recommend their practice.
Have you ever thought you would take the time to give a dentist a review...let alone 5 stars? Well, me neither, until now. My business is all about relationships, so I pay attention when someone else values and understands that relationships are everything too. Joey Merritt, not only gets it, he embraces it. His actions and professionalism forced me to leave a dental practice that my entire family was immensely happy with when one emergency issue was treated with immediate concern at the expense of his personal time. Prior to Joey meeting me in a bad moment, the only thing we knew about each other was that my wife played tennis with his mom. What I learned after that about him was more than enough to immediately come home and tell my family that we had a new friend and dentist for life. True story.
I LOVE Dr. Merritt! He's so kind and compassionate. He's an incredible dentist! His staff is also on the same level. I've been going there for years. I first saw Dr. Vlass, then Dr. Merritt when he joined the practice. I can't recommend them enough!!
I feel that the staff listens to my concerns when I call and they try to schedule me as soon as possible. When I am seen I am confident of their care of my teeth and dental concerns. The staff is very professional! I have been seen by Dr Vlass and Dr Merritt and both are very caring and exceptional dentists. This is an outstanding dental practice! I love my dentists!!

Invest in Your Oral Health with a Comprehensive Dental Exam

Take the first step towards optimal oral health with a comprehensive dental exam at Vlass & Merritt Dental Care. Our advanced diagnostic technology, focus on prevention, and patient-centered approach ensure that you receive the highest quality care and personalized treatment recommendations tailored to your unique needs. Schedule your comprehensive exam today to embark on your journey to a healthier smile.

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Barry L. Vlass, DMD

Dr. Barry Vlass graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelors degree in biology in 1976. He then attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine located in Boston, Massachusetts where he obtained his doctorate in dental medicine (D.M.D.) in 1981.

He began practicing dentistry in Roswell in 1981. Dr. Vlass has enjoyed a successful career in dentistry due to his sincere commitment to continuing education and providing his patients with the latest technology in the field of dentistry.

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Joseph Merritt, DMD

Dr. Joseph Merritt grew up and currently resides in Roswell, Ga., and he is a proud alumnus of Roswell High School. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, he obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of Louisville, School of Dentistry.

The driving force of Dr. Merritt’s career is his calling to serve others locally and in communities with limited access to dental care. He has volunteered on multiple dental mission trips to Nicaragua and Jamaica. Dr. Merritt also volunteered at a Free Day of Dentistry several years in a row in Savannah, Ga., where he started his career in dentistry.

Dr. Merritt specializes in restorative and cosmetic dental procedures. He is also a certified Invisalign provider and extensively trained in dental implants.

Outside of the office, Dr. Merritt enjoys golfing, working out, playing cornhole, and spending time with family and friends — especially with his wife Kellie, daughter Lenny, and dog Lady. Anytime you want to talk about Georgia sports… he’s your guy!

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