New Patients

At your first visit to Geelong Smile studio, we start by collecting a wide range of information, so that we can treat you in the best way possible.

The information we'll collect includes:

  • Medical history
  • Dental expectations, desires, oral hygiene practices
  • Consent

New Patients

More details of what will happen on your first visit:

Extra-Oral Examination

We will need to start by looking at some things that are not actually in your mouth!

  • TMJ jaw joint palpations
  • Muscles involved in jaw movements palpation
  • Lymph node examination

Intra-Oral Examination

Then we will examine your mouth. We will look at:

  • Soft tissues – oral cancer and other pathology. Examination of the lips, cheeks, tongue, palate, gums.
  • Gum assessment.
  • Teeth – examination assesses missing teeth, existing restorations, presence of decay, tooth vitality.
  • We will assess your 'bite' (Occlusal analysis) and the presence of any damaging parafunctional activity.
  • We may take some Xrays (intra-oral radiographs) – to enable us to 'see' between teeth and under any restorations for decay or other pathology.
  • Study models – required for complex treatment plans.
  • Digital dental photographs.

Other areas assessed:

  • Oral hygiene levels.
  • Dietary assessment.
  • Orthodontic assessment.
  • Cosmetic smile assessment.

Treatment Plan

During this visit we can provide you with a written report of the proposed item numbers, proposed fee and a detailed treatment plan if requested.

Your first visit to the dentist - your first step towards a healthy, beautiful smile.

 

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