Are you visiting us for the first time?
Our friendly team at Glebe Dental Group will give you a warm welcome and we’ll make sure you and your family feel comfortable all through your appointment. We’re always happy to answer any questions you have about our clinic, our treatments and our payment options.
Read on to find out what to expect during your first visit to our Sydney dental clinic.
To make sure we provide you with the best possible dental care, it’s important that we have a complete profile of your general and dental health. As a new patient, we’ll provide you with a medical history form to complete while you’re waiting to see your dentist.
This short questionnaire helps our team to know about any health issues you’re currently dealing with, any medication you may be taking and any procedures you’ve had in the past that we need to know about. If you need any assistance completing the form, don’t hesitate to ask one of our staff.
Your personal information is kept strictly confidential and we will never divulge any information to anyone without your express permission. This includes consultation with, or advice to, other health care practitioners.
What happens during my appointment?
When it’s time for your appointment, we’ll show you into the dental surgery where you’ll meet your dentist and have the chance to discuss any concerns you have about your teeth, gums or anything else related to your oral health or appearance. Your appointment will normally involves three steps.
1. Your comprehensive oral health exam
We’ll make sure you’re comfortable in the chair and begin a comprehensive examination to assess the condition of your mouth. Because it’s your first visit, we may use x-rays to get a clear look at your teeth and jaw below the gumline. Dental x-rays use a very low radiation dose that’s completely safe, although they may be avoided if you’re pregnant.
2. Cleaning and scaling your teeth
After we’ve thoroughly checked the condition of your teeth and gums, we’ll offer you a scale and clean treatment to remove plaque and tartar that’s built up on your teeth. We may also apply fluoride to your teeth that helps to protect them against plaque, in combination with a good daily oral care routine.
3. Creating your personalised treatment plan
Finally, your dentist will complete their evaluation and discuss the current condition of your teeth and gums with you. If we think you could benefit from a dental procedures to help improve you oral health, we’ll explain all the options we offer and what’s involved with these treatments so you can decide if you want to proceed. We can also recommend suitable cosmetic treatments if there’s something you want to change about your smile.
If you choose to have any dental treatments, your dentist will draw up your personalised treatment plan including details of the treatments, what they cost and your appointment schedule.
What happens next?
After your appointment, our reception staff can help you to manage payment, make claims on your health insurance and arrange follow-up appointments if you need them.
If you don’t need to come in for a treatment or consultation, we recommend you make an appointment for your next routine check-up in no later than six months’ time. Regular appointments give your dentist the best chance of catching oral health problems at an early stage before they become serious.
Book an appointment with Glebe Dental Group today or call us on (02) 9159 6816 to talk to our friendly team. We’re looking forward to meeting you!