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Your First Visit

Our friendly team at Balgowlah Dental Clinic we welcome you and we’ll make sure you and your family feel comfortable all through your appointment. We’re always happy to answer any questions you have about our clinic, our treatments and our payment options.


Comprehensive Exam

  • The comprehensive dental exam is a thorough assessment of your oral health. Your dentist checks your teeth, gums, and mouth for issues like decay, gum disease, or oral cancer. X-rays may be taken for a closer look. They'll also review your dental history and discuss any concerns you have. This exam helps catch problems early and guides personalized care for your dental health.


Cleaning and scaling your teeth

  • Your Oral Health Therapist (OHT) will perform a thorough cleaning and polishing of your teeth.

  • Depending on your needs, traditional manual tools or water-powered instruments may be used.

  • Fluoride treatments, recommended by the ADA for adults and children, may also be suggested.

  • Your OHT will conclude by providing tips for maintaining dental health and preventing gum disease. The entire hygiene exam typically lasts about 45 minutes. 


Personalised Treatment Plan

  • Your dentist will discuss the condition of your teeth and gums. If we recommend any procedures to enhance your oral health, we'll explain the options and what they entail.

  • We can also suggest cosmetic treatments if you wish to enhance your smile. If you opt for treatment, your dentist will create a personalized plan detailing the procedures, costs, and appointments.

What Next? 

After you have made your first appointment with us, we kindly ask you to complete a brief new patient form to ensure the best dental care. You can fill it out now or arrive 10 minutes early for your appointment and complete it in our reception area. This form helps us understand your current health, medications, and past procedures. Rest assured, your information is strictly confidential, and we never share it without your permission. If you need assistance, our staff is here to help.

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If you're seeking more details specifically related to children's dental care or want to learn about the CDBS (Child Dental Benefits Schedule) scheme, explore our children's dental section or feel free to reach out to our welcoming reception team for assistance. We're here to provide you with all the information you need and ensure your child's dental health is well taken care of.

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