The Patient Journey

First Visits & Treatment Plan Guidelines

First Visit

We are current taking on new NHS patients. To register, simply give us a ring on 01383727771 to make a new patient examination. On arrival you will be asked to complete an NHS form, and fill in a medical history form. If you are on any benefits such a tax or pension credits which give you an exemption from NHS fees please bring evidence of this to your initial appointment.

 

New Patients

We have built up the practice over time mainly from recommendations from our existing patient base, something we are proud of and aim to maintain. If you know of someone who wishes to be registered with a dentist, we would be honoured if you pass on our details.

We are happy to see and meet with anyone new to welcome them to the dental practice. If you wish to register with this practice, please contact us and we will make an appointment for a new patient dental check.

 

The Patient Journey

What is involved in the first visit to the dentist?

Whether you have been before or are attending the first time, we start by inviting patients to attend for an examination to be seen by a dentist. This involves arranging an appointment for 10-20 minutes of your time where we update your medical history and dental notes. If there are any current issues that you may have, this will be discussed with you also. We then provide an examination which is free on the NHS which looks at your mouth, gums and teeth to assess If there is anything of note. Some routine x-rays may be required to help check to make sure that the teeth and surrounding bone are fine. 

From this any treatment that is required is noted and discussed with you in detail to ensure you understand what needs to be done and alternative options if available. Once you are happy, you will be provided with an itemised estimate of the recommended treatment plan, and the necessary appointments are arranged to provide the dental care.

What happens after?

Once the treatment plan has been completed, we will invite you back normally every 6 months to continue with regular examination appointments to ensure that the health of your mouth and teeth are maintained. If there are any queries or issues during this time, we would encourage you to contact us where we can assess and aim to get you back sooner if required.