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New patients

We would like to welcome you to our practice

We understand that choosing a new dentist can be a big decision and, for some, a leap of faith.

We are delighted to say that very many of our clients come to us by way of personal recommendation from their friends or family members.  We think this a huge compliment.  Please do tell us if this is how you found us.

If you would like some advice, to meet us in person or have a look around before making your decision,  please give us a call on 01904 794021 or send us a message via our contact form.  We will be very happy to answer any questions.  There is no obligation to join us at this stage – but if you like what you see, you are welcome to become a patient of the practice by booking an assessment appointment with one of our dentists.

New Patient Assessment

When you come for an assessment with your dentist as a new patient here’s what will happen:

  • We will ask you to complete a Confidential Medical History Form.  Please remember to bring in a list of any medication that you are taking. To let us find out more about how we can help you, we will also ask you to complete a Smile Check questionnaire.
  • We will then invite you into one of our modern treatment rooms for a relaxed chat with your dentist.  They will be interested to find out about any treatment you have had previously and if there are any particular concerns that you have with your teeth.
  • Your dentist will then complete a thorough examination during which they will look at the teeth, gums, and check the jaw joints. An simple oral cancer screen will be completed by checking and feeling the soft tissues inside & outside the mouth. Low dose digital x-rays may then be taken together with photographs as appropriate for you.
  • Your dentist will then clearly explain any findings and give recommendations for treatment. All options will be discussed to allow you to make an appropriate informed choice. We will provide you with a clear detailed treatment plan and a written estimate of treatment costs. You will be given the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.

Some people require very little in the way of restorative treatment.  If so we will recommend an appropriate preventive programme for you straight away.

If more complex treatment is required, your dentist may wish spend a longer time talking through options with you and we may ask you to return for a second visit for this at no extra charge.

The initial consultation normally takes 30 minutes to complete after which our reception team will look after scheduling appointments for you and answering any questions.