Your first appointment at Northern Hills Dental is a very important occasion for us as we will be both be meeting each other for the first time. As you know, first impressions are the most important. That is why, during your visit, we want to ensure that you and your family have a pleasant first experience.
What Happens at Your First Appointment at Northern Hills Dental
What To Expect?
Your first appointment is used to gather important information about your current general and dental health. We will discuss your medical history and any concerns you have with dental appointments, visiting the dentist, or any financial questions.
To diagnose your current oral condition, we will first obtain a series of dental x-rays. If you have had x-rays taken at another dental office within the last year, we will contact them on your behalf to have these x-rays transferred over to us.
Our dental team will then carry out a thorough new patient examination to diagnose and treatment plan your current oral condition. We will send this information to our administration team to preauthorize on your behalf.
Your first dental visit may include:
- Completing paperwork
- Complete dental exam to evaluate the health of your teeth
- Analysis of your current dental restorations
- Periodontal examination to assess the health of your gums
- Exam to determine the health of your jaw
- Diagnostic digital x-rays and intraoral photos
- Oral Cancer Screening
- 3D Digital Scan
We also use this first visit for you to talk to us about any previous concerns you had with another dental experience and to evaluate your dental health goals.
Your Child’s First Dental Visit
At the recommendation of the Canadian Dental Association, we encourage parents to bring children in by age one or when their first teeth make an appearance. Our kid-friendly dentists will help your little one become familiar with the dental office and team, as well as ensuring that their growth and development is on track.
Happy visits up to age 3 are always complimentary at Northern Hills Dental!
Are You Visiting Us as An Emergency Patient?
At Northern Hills Dental, we welcome all patients who require Emergency Dental Care. Our goal is to relieve your symptoms and stabilize your condition in order to alleviate your pain.