We welcome all new patients.
Standard initial new patient consult $390 (90min)
Short screening consult $190 (30min)
3-D cone beam CT scan if required $245
The 2-D scan or panoramic xray is included within the consult fee.
Due to the nature of periodontal problems, most patients require a full 90min for the initial consult. We identify your concerns and reasons for seeking care. We collect the necessary diagnostic information. Aesthetic concerns are taken into consideration.
We sit with you to discuss our findings and explain the treatment options as well as the associated procedural fees. We help you weigh the pros and cons of each option. We make recommendations and clarify your expectations and your chances of achieving a stable longterm outcome. There is time for you to ask questions and we invite you to bring along a family member or partner if you are feeling particularly apprehensive. For highly complex cases you may require an additional pre-surgical consultation. We understand that we are sometimes called upon to provide a consultation report only.
Please arrive early to fill in a confidential health questionnaire and for the 2-D scan (the panoramic xray). The health questionnaire is to ensure your safety whilst under our care. Please notify us prior to your visit if you have artificial heart valves or if you are taking anti-coagulants (blood thinners).
It is not necessary to have a referral letter to see the periodontist. However your hygienist/dentist/doctor may wish to send us some handover information as we work together as a team with each of us having different clinical responsibilities.
It is customary for us to communicate with your dental team and family doctor, to facilitate and coordinate your care. If you do not have a regular doctor or dentist we can make some recommendations.
Simple surgical procedures such as pericison can be done at your first visit.