At Mill Cove Dental Centre we are happy to accept new patients. We ask that all new patients arrive 15 minutes prior to their appointment time to fill out some paperwork including a medical and dental history.
For your first appointment we ask that you bring the following information to aid us in assisting you.
- Your insurance information: policy and group numbers as well as any insurance booklet you may have
- A current medication list including doses
- The name and phone number of your physician if you are under a doctor’s care
Please advise our reception team if you require any antibiotic premedication prior to dental treatment. This may be necessary if you have any heart condition or if you have had joint replacement surgery.
It is recommended that children be seen for their first dental examination at age 1 or 6 months after the first tooth erupts. At this time we can identify any concerns or early childhood decay.
We are happy to help those patients who are experiencing a dental emergency and strive to see that patient as quickly and efficiently as possible. When a patient comes in on an emergency basis, our goal is to help provide comfort and relief from pain and the dentist will focus on the specific area or tooth. Please note, that in some instances treatment of the painful tooth may not be possible if the area is infected and medication may be required to control infection prior to the actual dental treatment of the tooth. If a patient has other dental concerns, we recommend booking back for a complete exam.
We strive to provide appointment times that are convenient for our patients and ask that you provide 48 hours notice to cancel or change any appointment. Cancellations with less than the 48 hours may result in a rescheduling fee.
If you have existing medical conditions, it is of the utmost importance that your medical history is reviewed and updated at your dental visit. Please complete the medical history carefully and bring in a current list of any medications you are taking. If you are currently under a physicians care it is important to bring your doctor’s contact information in case the dentist needs to consult with them about your treatment.
New patients may have medical conditions that make it necessary to delay dental work until a medical doctor has cleared them for treatment.