What do I bring to my first visit?
Luna Dental is pleased to be currently welcoming new dental patients, and we look forward to the privilege of being your NW Calgary Dental Health Care provider. Our team is dedicated to providing you and your entire family with quality dental care.
For your convenience, please download and complete our new patient forms below and bring this information to your first visit. Should you have any questions, we are always here to help. Please contact us and our administration team will be happy to assist you.
If you have current x-rays from your previous dental office, you can have them released to our office. We will ask you to sign a release for us to obtain them under the Health Information Act of Alberta.
Please arrive 15 minutes early, and bring any dental insurance cards along with your plan details. Our office administrators will do their best to help you understand your coverage details and whether your plan allows for the assignment of benefits. Also, bring a list of current prescription and non-prescription medications and their doses. Many of the medications that you may be taking have a significant impact on your oral health.
What is your new patient procedure?
One of our dental assistants, either Zoey or Tatiana, will review your medical and dental history forms with you. If you require updated radiographs (x-rays) these will be taken at this point. Bitewing x-rays are useful to detect cavities or abnormalities in between the teeth, where as periapical x-rays are usually to visualize the roots of teeth. A panoramic x-ray is taken to view to sinuses, jaw bone, and TMJ. If you have a specific concern, an image can be taken of that particular area. A series of color photographs will also be taken for your records. These photographs help us track certain characteristics over time, for example, areas of recession. Zoomed in photographs are taken with an intraoral camera and can be shown to you on the big screen!
After the record taking, Dr. Parekh will perform the examination. We complete a thorough head and neck examination, oral cancer screening, soft tissue examination, TMJ (jaw joint) evaluation, periodontal (gum) assessment, and complete dental inspection. We check for defective fillings, cavities, cracks, wear on teeth, and areas of recession (areas where the gum has moved down away from the tooth exposing the root).
Dr. Parekh will then discuss with you treatment options. The advantages and disadvantages of each treatment option will be reviewed in detail. Our goal at Luna Dental Northwest is to educate you about your oral health and help you to make informed decisions.
Have other questions we didn’t address? Contact us today at 403-286-2525 and our team of highly qualified professionals will be happy to help.