"Hello, my name is myrdh, I am the dental hygienist in the office that will be working with you today."
I tell ALL pts what I will be doing for them today.
"Welcome to (or back to) our office. Today I am going to start by taking some radiographs of your teeth so that we can check for cavities, evaluate the supporting bone structure of your teeth and make sure all of your existing work is looking good. After that I will be doing a cancer screening for you, and taking measurements of your gums to check the supporting structures of your teeth for infections."
Then I take whatever radiographs are requested by the Dr. Once I have the radiographs (digital) I sit with the pt and show them the "suspicious" areas that I see in there mouth. This includes, caries, fillings, bone levels, calculus, etc. This way when the Dr. comes in for an exam the pt has already heard about areas of concern.
After this I tell them what we will be doing for the rest of the app