Your Examination

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We like to make your first visit to our dental practice as pleasurable as possible. You will be greeted by one of our reception staff who will invite you to sit in our comfortable air conditioned lounge. There is a selection of hot beverages or chilled water for your enjoyment. Also we have a wide variety of books, magazines and dental literature.

We ask all new patients to try to arrive fifteen minutes before their dental appointment. This allows time to complete one of our confidential medical questionnaires and a dental menu or wish-list. Our reception staff will be able to help with this.
We are strong believers that preventive care and education are the keys to optimal dental health.  We believe that you should always be fully in charge of your dental health and we are here to help you, and provide the information you need. If at any time you require further information regarding our cosmetic dentistry, tooth whitening, implants, veneers or any other aspect of our services, our staff will be more than happy to assist you.

Your examination with us is not just a check-up, it is far more than that!  At your initial assessment and all recalls thereafter, we always focus on thorough examinations,

  • Assessing the overall health of your teeth and old dental restorations,
  • Assessing the health of your gums for bleeding, inflammation and bone loss,
  • Examining your tongue, lips, cheeks, glands and jaw,
  • Performing oral cancer checks,
  • Checking that your jaw joints are correctly aligned
  • and taking low dose digital X-rays when necessary, to evaluate any hidden problems.

We focus not only on your dental health but are also concerned about your general health. A regular updating of an initial medical history will keep us informed of your overall health, and allow us to inform you of the effect that any new medication or changes in your well being may have on your dental health, or any planned general or cosmetic treatments.

Any concerns you may have about your smile can be discussed. In fact, we have a specific smile questionnaire to help us advise you about the best, and most conservative, methods available.

Information for you

At the end of any examination, we will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about your dental health and smile, and how to make any treatment as comfortable as possible. Any advice that we give you will always be based on your best interests.

We are passionate about our craft and the care we offer. To help you in your decision making, we will openly and candidly discuss with you what you can expect from our recommended treatment plan, the stages involved, anticipated results, cost and alternatives. We encourage you to ask questions so you can decide confidently how to proceed.