Our Areas of Expertise

Examination and Consultation

Your first appointment in our office will be an examination and consultation.  This appointment will last approximately one hour.    We will provide you with a copy of our Notice of Privacy Practices for your review and signature at that time.  Please bring a list of all medications you are currently taking including nonprescription.  If you require an antibiotic pre-med one hour prior to dental visit, you MUST take your prescription for this appointment.  Following a review of your history with our Dental Assistant, Dr. Fortman will perform a thorough periodontal examination.  He will then review his findings with you and discuss treatment options.

Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing

If necessary, periodontal scaling and root planning to remove the plaque and calculus will be recommended.  Your dentist’s dental hygienist may have done this already.  It will not be repeated.  If you require an antibiotic pre-med, you MUST take your prescription for this appointment. The hygienist will begin the appointment with oral hygiene instructions.  She will then begin to remove plaque and calculus under the gum tissue that harbors bacteria.

Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures

The following lists describe the surgical procedures that Dr. Fortman performs.  All surgeries are minimally invasive.  Because these procedures are minimally invasive, our patients recover faster, have less discomfort, and have a very low risk of infection.