Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, treatment can be done the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your referral slip and any X-rays if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have private health insurance with dental extras cover, please bring in your card. This will save time and allow us to help you by processing your claims though Hicaps.
IMPORTANT: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18 at the consultation visit.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.) or require medication prior to dental cleanings (i.e antibiotics, for pre-med.)
During this consultation the endodontist will explain your diagnosis and treatment options, including expected success rates, timescale involved and expected number of visits, costs of treatment, as well as likely restorative care required by your general dentist to protect the tooth will be outlined to allow you decide whether to proceed with treatment. You will also be provided with a Treatment Estimate giving you the cost and item numbers that will be involved in your treatment. With this Estimate you can then make inquiries with your Private Health Insurer about the rebate that you can receive. We also ask for full payment after each appointment. For more information regarding this please see our Financial Policy page.
If your previous dentist has taken recent x-rays (within 6-months), you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. Most commonly, however, additional films are necessary and they will be taken at our Practice.