Your First Appointment

New Patient Comprehensive Exam

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Let's look at your path to improved dental health together!
New Patients are Welcome!

Your First Visit

We understand that your teeth and mouth are part of you - a living, breathing person with various body parts connected as a complex system, who has emotions, ambitions and concerns. During your first visit to our downtown dental office 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.

Learn more about our Complete Dental Examination.

Based on our observations we will together choose the most appropriate direction for your future dental care.

What To Expect

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. We will also give you a tour of the clinic.

Your visit will be about 90 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

Based on our observations we will together choose the most appropriate direction for your future dental care.


After the examination, your dentists will sit down next to you and discuss their findings.

Rather than telling you what treatment you need, we will fully explain what can be done to improve or maintain your dental health.

You will discuss the options, advantages, risks, pros and cons with us, and we will encourage your participation so the appropriate treatment plan for you can be developed.

At the end of the appointment, we will leave you with the ability to decide what’s right for you. A written estimate can be provided for any treatment options you have discussed.

Let's discuss your dental health together

We strive to get to know our patients better to make sure that you have the best experience.

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