At the first examination appointment you will be greeted by our receptionist and be asked to fill out a patient acquaintance and health history form that will give us information about you medical and dental health. If your family dentist has provided you with any x-rays, we would like you to bring them with you at this first appointment along with any referral slip. If you come as a second opinion, you do not need a referral slip.
The treatment plan: in most situations a detailed treatment plan can be made at this initial visit. However in more complex cases a more detailed review of the records need to be made and treatment options determined. In those occasions a consultation appointment will be scheduled for a later date.
By the end of the initial examination or consultation
appointment, the patient and parents will understand:
• Whether treatment is indicated and the most effective time to start treatment;
• The treatment plan and other options of treatment;
• The length of treatment time and the expected cost for treatment.