We welcome new patients
As an adult new patient, your first visit will consist of a comprehensive examination. After listening to any of your dental concerns, we will review your medical history. We will then assess the jaw joint and surrounding muscles, and all the soft tissues of the mouth including the gums. Specific measurements will be made to measure the gum level around each tooth to help assess your periodontal (gum and bone) health. Each individual tooth will be examined as well as your bite condition, and finally an oral cancer screening will be performed.
Depending on your oral condition we may use other diagnostic tools, such as x-rays and an intra-oral camera, to gather all the necessary information to make a dental diagnosis. It is at this point that we will have a detailed discussion with you about any and all findings. We encourage all our patients to ask questions and become well educated about the health of their mouths. Based on our findings and discussion with you, we will design a treatment plan. A cleaning is generally not booked the day of your new patient exam because depending on your unique periodontal (gum) diagnosis, a specific length of time will need to be booked with one of our dental hygienists.
Unless it is an emergency, children under 15 will normally be booked with the dental hygienist first. Your child will have their teeth, gums and bite examined by the dentist as well as have their teeth cleaned all in the same appointment. Any questions or concerns can be discussed at this appointment also.
If you wish, you can download the necessary health forms to fill below. Please remember to bring your health form, along with any dental insurance information you have (policy and ID numbers specifically). If you wish to fill out your health form upon arrival to our clinic, please arrive 10 minutes early.