New Patient Evaluation

comprehemsiveDid you know many illnesses may present themselves in the mouth before any other physical signs can be detected? During your first visit we will observe not only your current dental health, but will also discuss your medical background in general, your life circumstances, needs and desires, and aesthetic concerns. Based on our observations we will together choose the most appropriate direction for your future dental care.

You can enjoy a hot or cold beverage in our waiting room, and a washroom is available if you would like to freshen up or give your teeth a brush. Your visit will be about 60 minutes. We like to know our patients completely, so we will cover many areas of your health including:

  • Listening to your concerns and answering your questions
  • Digital x-rays of all your teeth and a panoramic digital x-ray
  • Digital photographs of your mouth and smile
  • Assessing the fit and function of any previous dental work
  • Examining the health of your gums
  • Evaluating your teeth alignment, bite and TMJ
  • Performing an oral cancer screening
  • Addressing any aesthetic concerns you may have
  • Understanding if you have anxiety about visiting the dentist
  • Reviewing your complete medical history
  • Discussing how your general health may impact your dental health, and vice versa