Full Exam / Checkup

Dental Exams, North Vancouver

A complete dental examination is done when you are new to our dental practice. If this is your first appointment with us, we will advise you to arrive a few minutes early to fill out some paperwork. The paperwork includes a dental and medical history. Once completed, we will welcome you into our dental operatory to review your dental concerns.

Any necessary digital radiographs will be taken at this time. We will be looking at bone levels surrounding the teeth, presence of cavities and quality of existing fillings. This is a great time to discuss expectations, goals, concerns and fees. We book sufficient time so our clients do not feel rushed.

Our goal is to make people feel comfortable, respected, and appreciated.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you have digital radiographs?

    Yes we do! We have replaced our old film radiographs by going digital. This means less radiation to our clients and a better quality of image.

  • Does the exam include an oral cancer examination?

    Yes it does! Your dentist will check your oral tissues for sores, colouring and quality changes. Any areas that appear suspicious will be referred for biopsy or monitored closely within the following 14 days.

    The oral cancer screening is done routinely at your cleaning appointments as well. Early detection is key to a good prognosis, so it is essential to catch the signs of change early.

  • Will I get my teeth cleaned during this appointment?

    We do not always book your cleaning with your first dental examination. The dental examination does allow us to plan your treatment according to your unique oral needs. Thus, booking the cleaning after meeting the dentist is ideal.

    However, if you’d like to book the cleaning at the same time, please let us know over the phone when you book your appointment. This way, the appropriate time can be booked with both the dentist and the hygienist.

  • I’m feeling nervous, is this normal?

    It is normal to have some dental anxiety before your appointment. Rest assured that you will feel so much better after meeting our professional team of health care providers. We take the time to get to know you and your expectations. We do not judge, and share a similar goal of improving oral health. Do not hesitate to call us.

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