What Will Happen On My First Visit?
At the time of your initial consultation please bring the following current information:
- your referral slip & x-rays or CT scans (you may request that these be forwarded to us)
- medications list
- dental insurance cards or forms, including Health Card
Please notify us of any medical conditions prior to examination or surgery (i.e., antibiotic premedication for heart conditions or artificial joints, blood thinners such as Aspirin, Plavix, Pradaxa or Coumadin or bisphosphonates). If you are under 16 years of age, you must be accompanied by your consenting parent or legal guardian. We require a copy of government issued photo identification, such as your provincial Health Card, in order to prescribe narcotic and other controlled medications. Please allow 2 business days prior notice in the event of the need to reschedule any appointments.
Please arrive early to complete new patient forms. You may download, print, and bring (or email to us ahead of time) the completed New Patient Registration Form (includes a medical & dental history questionnaire) to your first visit. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office. We look forward to meeting you!
You will then meet with the doctor and his staff for a thorough oral examination, including oral cancer screening and the measurement of “pocket depths”, evaluation of risk factors, and possibly the taking of necessary digital films or scans. Generally, the first consultation appointment is for diagnostic information gathering and patient education, including case presentation of the overall condition and individual tooth prognosis. Customized and comprehensive treatment plan options, including a review of the benefits and risks, will be provided to help you reach your dental health goals. Written fees estimate, informed consent documentation and insurance pre-authorization are always provided to patients prior to actual treatment.