At Lakefield Dentistry, before any dental examination begins, we take the time to meet and talk with you and get an understanding of their overall dental health. We encourage an open, honest dialogue and understand that every new patient is an individual with unique needs.
Our approach to dentistry involves something called “co-diagnosis.” This means that we like to involve new patients in their own diagnosis and wherever possible present them with a variety of options and solutions.
At your first appointment
Your first appointment is usually reserved for a comprehensive examination that includes X-rays, unless you have specific concern or require immediate treatment for an emergency condition. With the use of an intra-oral camera the dentist or the hygienist will discuss their findings with you, make recommendations and establish a treatment plan.
Our treatment coordinator will then explain details and procedures of this plan, prepare a cost estimate and work out an appointment schedule with you.