Your First Appointment
Your first visit
At your initial consultation, we will complete an in-depth medical and dental health history as well as a thorough examination to measure for bone loss, loose teeth, bite disturbances, and other signs of periodontal disease. Any particular problems you have been experiencing can be discussed with the Periodontist. Please also approximately 30-40 minutes for your initial visit.
If necessary, further x-rays to evaluate your teeth and surrounding bone may be recommended.
Your Periodontist will then discuss your diagnosis as well as the issues that are causing your problems. The recommended treatment is then discussed including the anticipated number of visits and the fee estimate. As well as the initial treatment, you will also receive advice on long term preventive strategies to reduce the risk of future problems including techniques for optimisation of home care as well as a recommended professional maintenance schedule. Often once your dental health is stabilized, we will coordinate with your local dentist to optimize professional care.
Please assist us at the time of your initial visit to the office by providing the following information:
Your referral letter and any x-rays from your referring dentist that they advised you to bring.
A list of medications you are currently taking. If you wish, you can fill out your patient registration and medical history form on our website.
Please Note: All patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation appointment.
At the end of your consultation, our administrative staff can give you the item codes that are relevant to your treatment plan so you can check with your health fund regarding rebates before proceeding with treatment.
Payment on the Day of Service: You will be given a treatment plan and fee estimate for each visit at the initial consultation. You will then know where you stand financially and what is required at treatment visit.