My experience with the dental technician was excellent. Sorry I can't remember her name (one syllable as I recall) ... hmmm? just one syllable and I can't remember ... oh well. She took x-rays and did ultrasonic and manual tool scraping and cleaning and polishing. First time that I recall having ultrasonic cleaning. Pleased with the tech's diligence and professionalism.
Dr. Mathew -- came to see me after technician work was completed. He hardly looked in my mouth. He did notice enamel wear and suggested using my Night Guard more. I guess he looked at my x-rays on the monitor, but didn't comment about lack of cavities or more specific information gained from the x-ray procedure and expense. I would have liked more specific info gained from the x-ray portion of the exam.
Bottom line - - I felt like I had a professional technician service visit, but an extremely cursory doctor examination visit. The examination part was so very limited in scope and short in time.