New Patient Exam

General Dentistry

Joining a new dental practice can often feel like stepping into unknown territory, but not here at our clinic. We believe in making our patients feel comfortable, informed, and valued from the very moment they step through our doors. Your dental health is a journey we embark on together, and it starts with our comprehensive New Patient Exam.

The Process

1. Review Medical & Dental History

The New Patient Exam is a vital part of our care process, designed to create a complete picture of your oral health. The first step involves a thorough review of your medical and dental history. Understanding your past medical and dental experiences helps us provide you with the most effective, personalized care.

2. Examination

Next, we’ll move to the hands-on part of the exam. We complete an in-depth exploration of your oral health, which includes checking your teeth for any signs of decay, inspecting your gums for signs of disease, and evaluating your bite. We want to ensure your teeth are not only sparkling, but also functioning correctly.

3. X-Rays

Depending on your dental health needs, we might take some high-definition photographs and X-rays to gain a deeper insight into the condition of your teeth and jaw. Rest assured, this is all standard procedure and will be performed only if necessary, ensuring your comfort and safety.

4. Assessment & Discussion

Once the assessment is complete, Dr. Ash will sit down with you for a one-on-one discussion. This isn’t a monologue; it’s an interactive conversation about your oral health. Dr. Ash will explain the results of the examination, discuss any issues or concerns, and answer any questions you may have. We want you to feel comfortable, involved, and empowered in decisions about your dental health.

5. Personalized Treatment Plan

To wrap up your first visit, we’ll present you with a personalized treatment plan. This isn’t a one-size-fits-all blueprint, but a tailored plan designed specifically for you, taking into account your needs, preferences, and budget. We’ll detail all your available treatment options, provide cost estimates, and answer any further questions to ensure you have all the information you need to make informed decisions.

6. Long-term Oral Health

We believe in comprehensive, compassionate care. Our New Patient Exam is designed to set the stage for a successful, long-term relationship with us, ensuring your smile remains healthy and bright for years to come. So let’s embark on this journey together, towards a future filled with confidence and radiant smiles.

Waterloo Dental Clinic

Waterloo Dental Clinic