New Patient Examination

We warmly welcome new patients to our practice. Here at the Dental Health and Implant Centre, we believe in providing personalised, high-quality dental care to enhance your smile and confidence and help you maintain healthy teeth and gums for life.

Your first appointment

When joining the practice, we will carry out a comprehensive examination which will play an important role in devising your dental care plan. Our New Patient Consultation takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. This appointment is designed to allow us the time to get to know you, answer any questions you might have, and establish what you would like to achieve through your dental care.

The following will be completed in the new patient examination:

  • A medical history questionnaire. You will be required to fill out your medical history which will be kept in our records for reference during your treatment. An understanding of your medical status helps us determine proper dental care and treatment.;
  • Extra oral examination. Examination of your jaw joint and mouth opening will be examined and recorded.
  • Dental Charting. During an intra-oral examination, the dentist will count around your teeth and make a note of any fillings that are present, any teeth that are missing, and any decayed teeth or areas that they want to keep an eye on throughout the course of your treatment/ visits.
  • Periodontal Exam. Successful dental treatment depends on healthy gums and identifying any signs of gum disease early on. We will examine the foundations of your teeth and gum tissue to determine your overall gum health.
  • Oral cancer screening. Examining the soft tissues of your mouth for any abnormal findings.
  • Intra-oral camera. The dentist also has a small handheld camera with which he can take close-up pictures of your teeth and then display them on a screen. These pictures can be used to explain things more thoroughly so you can see what is actually happening in your mouth. This will help you make the right choices during treatment planning.
  • Digital X-rays. Radiographs are an important part of any dental examination to help diagnose any problems under the surface or around the foundations of the teeth. X-rays will be taken only if the dentist feels it is necessary at this stage.
  • Oral Health Education. Your dentist will discuss your current oral hygiene routine and advise on any improvements to keep your teeth which will be monitored at all hygiene maintenance visits.

Treatment planning and estimate of cost and time.

At the end of your appointment, should you require any treatment, your Dentist will provide both short and long-term treatment plans. They will provide detailed information and prices of appropriate treatments and help you reach a decision according to your needs and budget. They will also be happy to discuss any payment queries you may have. Our aim is to customise an oral health care program for you to suit your particular needs.

If you would like find out more about our practice, please get in touch with us and our team would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.