Are you new to Citra Dandenong Dental?
Our team cares about all our patients, including those who are new to us! Our commitment to new patients includes providing a very thorough and comprehensive examination of their entire chewing system, which usually includes:
- A review of dental and medical history prior to performing the oral examination
- Full diagnostic photographs
- An oral cancer examination
- An assessment of all teeth and gum tissue
- Any necessary x-rays to detect pathology
- A full bite analysis
- The checking of jaw joints for any abnormalities or signs of TMJ dysfunction
- An in-depth explanation and discussion of all findings
This very comprehensive assessment usually takes about an hour without a clean, so it is important to remember to allocate time for your first appointment. We request first time visitors to Citra Dental to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time so that we can assist you with filling out our confidential medical form. In most cases your oral health is closely related to your overall health. Therefore, this vital medical information assists our team to understand your medical history and provide optimal care for you.
What to expect at your first visit
Our friendly and attentive reception staff will greet you as soon as you walk through our doors. We treat others the way we want to be treated, and we see you as our guest. For new patients we will provide you with a medical history form that will help us in diagnosing or pinpointing any dental issues. It is important you fill this form in while you wait and once finished hand it to our reception staff.
Meeting our professional dental team
Our dentist will then come out to meet you and will show you to one of our tranquil dental rooms. Your dentist will then listen to any concerns you may have and perform a comprehensive assessment of the health, structure and function of your smile. By doing so you dentist can identify any key issues and recommend treatment that will benefit your oral health.
We will always discuss any recommended treatments in depth including all associated costs, any risks or potential complications as well as the expected results. This way you can make a well-informed decision about whether it is something you want to pursue.
After our dental professionals identify your specific concerns, we will work with you to formulate a unique treatment plan that is suited to your dental needs and desired results. Ensuring that your treatment is tailored to meet your specific cosmetic and functional goals, we can discuss your various options. After we have created a treatment plan, our team will schedule further appointments or perform your treatment then and there, depending on the procedures requirements.
At the end of your appointment, our treatment coordinators are available to further discuss the treatment that has been recommended by the dentist and answer any questions you may have. They can discuss financial options that are available to you and assist you to organise your appointments.