New patient consultations are a time for you to meet the team and to get to know the practice. You and your dentist will use it as a time to gather information about each other. Most importantly we will listen to what you want to achieve from your dentist.
When you first arrive you will be greeted by our receptionist, who can answer any questions you may have about the practice. They will show you to the waiting room, where you can relax with a newspaper or magazine, and a hot or cold drink (and toys for the children).
You may be asked to fill out our confidential Medical History Form. Your medical history is very important as certain conditions and medications can affect your teeth and/or the way we provide treatment.
You will then be introduced to your Dentist who will:
Following this examination your dentist will discuss all the treatment options available to you and give you a detailed written estimate. We will help you to gain a clear understanding of what is happening in your mouth and the steps on how to keep it healthy.
Normally no treatment is provided on your first appointment unless you need emergency care.