Exams

At St. Johns Smile Care, we provide everything you need for your dental care, from comprehensive exams to oral surgery.

Our high-quality care is given hand-in-hand with a friendly, supportive team of professionals. When you need oral healthcare, look no further!

Prior to Dental Exams

After calling our office to schedule your appointment, please be sure to check your email for an invitation to log into our St Johns Smile Care Patient Portal!

Here you will be able to fill out all necessary documents prior to your appointment.  This is very important because it will give Dr. Drew and his team the full amount of time to spend evaluating you clinically.  It will also prevent us from running into the next patient’s allotted appointment time.  Dr. Drew likes to give the maximum amount of time to everyone no matter what, so you will never feel rushed to leave.

If you are coming from another dentist, please have them forward your dental chart and x-ray history to St Johns Smile Care so we can upload it to your electronic dental chart.  Your old office can send these to us one of two ways:

1)    Via email: info@StJohnsSmileCare.com

2)    Fax: (904) 602-9995

What to Expect During Your Dental Exam

During an oral exam, you may see a dental hygienist first. The hygienist will review your health history, discuss any concerns you have with your teeth, and begin by evaluating the health of your gums.  If you haven’t had recent x-rays, Dr. Drew will probably recommend obtaining them at that time.  Following x-rays, you will meet Dr. Drew and talk about any concerns you may have with your oral health.  After Dr. Drew completes the exam, he will prescribe the cleaning best suited for you based on his diagnosis. The hygienist will then clean your teeth, talk to you about your oral health habits and make any necessary instructions for oral hygiene.

Types of Exams

Dental exams are an essential part of oral health for children and adults. This is the time when your dentist can identify problems like tooth decay, gum disease, “bad bite”/malocclusion, crowding/spacing, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) or even oral cancer. Recognizing these conditions early can make treatment easier and more affordable.

Each exam has a specific purpose:

  • Comprehensive (D0150) – A comprehensive exam is not only a thorough evaluation of your teeth and gums, but we also evaluate for oral cancer and jaw joint disorders. During this time, Dr. Drew will look for any signs or symptoms of tooth decay, defective fillings or crowns, gum disease, as well as tooth or gum related infections. Again, you will also be checked for symptoms of TMD and screened for any signs of oral cancer.
  • Limited (D0140) – Limited exams are geared towards a particular problem that you are having. For instance, if your tooth hurts and you’re not sure why, you can schedule a limited exam to get the problem diagnosed. 
  • Second Opinion – Did you hear some news you’re not sure about from another dentist or specialist? Or did someone suggest a treatment that you aren’t certain is for you? Dr. Drew is more than happy to give you an evaluation to offer a second opinion.

Our SERVICES

At St. Johns Smile Care, we provide our patients with high-quality care in a friendly, supportive environment. Our services range from preventative screening and exams to restorative and surgical care. We offer the best care for your oral health and we want you satisfied!

Comprehensive Dentistry
Cosmetic Dentistry
Dental Implants
Dental Pain

Dr. Drew's Past Patient Reviews

Melissa Lopez
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Let me start out my saying that I have incredible anxiety about dentists/dental work but the staff and Dr.Drew were very kind and patient with me. I had a tooth extraction and filling done in one sitting with no pain and his dental assistant Kristy was very welcoming and polite to me and my sister who joined me for support during the procedure. For people who do not struggle with anxiety about dental work it doesn’t seem like a big deal, but to me it was a really fantastic experience being made to feel calm and relaxed while also being able to get the treatment I need for my dental health. I highly recommend Dr.Drew and his staff. They are always in constant communication with their patients and truly provide great service. 10/10 best dentist I have ever been to. And they will continue to have my business.
Beth Rife
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Very pleasant ppl that work there and very informative also
Lathesa Stephens
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Loving atmosphere and patience hearing the needs and also doing whatever it is necessary to keeping your mouth clean and healthy
Sharon Hulsey
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New patient, called because of a partial filling falling out Saturday night. They got me right in at 9 AM, this after me calling and waiting for my dentist of 20 + years to call me back from 7 AM. Thought just a simple repair of the filling, but NOT. Turns out I had a crack in the tooth which created the loss of my tooth when filing out the old filling. So, I ended up with my first crown, and I'm very please with the work done. Dr drew was very patient with me, and talked me through the complete procedure.(thank you). Staff was very professional and just all around awesome. Looking for a new dentist office - would highly recommend this one!
Debbie Koser
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I had a wonderful experience with this practice. Dr. Drew explains everything clearly. The staff is friendly and very patient with me as I am a new client.
Mary Elizabeth Bradley
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I haven't been to the dentist in quite a few years because of a bad experience. Just walking into a dentist office, I would start to have a panic attack., but the office personnel at Debary Dentistry have changed my outlook. They put me at ease from day one. I highly recommend them!!
Irene Flynn
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My husband and I moved to Debary last year. We made appointments here because the office was close to our home!!! Even if this office was not close we’d be patients!!!!! Love the office!!! Dr. Drew and staff are fantastic!!! Very happy patients!!!! Highly recommended!!!!!!😀👍
Marc Tuell
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All around excellent service and care. I would highly recommended your dental care be entrusted to DeBary Dentistry.
Christopher Francis Graybosch
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Every one is nice and polite and Dr Drew is awesome. I’ve been to several dentist in the past and he’s the best!
Kerry Anderson Lebo
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What a great staff! I had a broken crown and they fit me in before my vacation. One of the best dental experiences from the phone conversations all the way until I was leaving.
Sally McCauley
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I can’t say enough good things about my visit today to DeBary Dentistry. Dr. Drew & his assistant Kristy took the time to explain, step-by-step, my crown replacement procedure. I used to be a skeptic about this group but my opinion has changed.
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