New Patient Guide
At The Guild Practice we aim to make every visit as pleasant as possible. On your first visit with us, please proceed to our reception desk where you will be greeted by a member of our team. You will be asked you to fill out a short medical questionnaire. We will need to know about any medications that you may be taking. If you have any problems filling out the form a member of our team will always be on hand to help you.
After completing the form you will be invited to take a seat in our comfortable waiting lounge. Here you will find an up to date selection of current magazine titles, there is also chilled fresh water on tap if you’re feeling a little thirsty. We hope that you feel comfortable and relaxed in these areas, but we will always try to not keep you waiting.
One of our dental nursing staff will then invite you to come through to meet the dentist who will by this stage have seen your medical history form. Our first task will be to make you feel at ease and listen to you and your expectations. We will ask you about your dental history including any apprehensions you may have. We will want to know what you would like us to achieve for you. This might just be to help you with your tooth-brushing and oral hygiene, or it might be to work towards a full dental reconstruction……..or anywhere in between! We will want you to ask questions of us and of course we shall give you a full range of treatment options available to suit your needs.
Your initial consultation with us will include the following:
- A full examination of all teeth and all the soft tissues to assess any dental or gum disease. We will also examine all of the soft tissues looking for any abnormal appearances associated with mouth cancer or other medical problems.
- Two small radiographs needed to help in our assessment and diagnosis will be taken. Our digital x-ray technology usually allows us to have the results of these radiographs immediately. This also maintains the level of exposure to the lowest achievable.
- A discussion with you of any findings and treatment options.
- A written treatment plan estimate will then be provided where all the costs will be itemised. One of our reception team will immediately know what to book for your next appointment…….It will really be that straightforward.Of course you may well want to have some time to think over the options and then come back to us with a decision or even a further consultation.We may request that you come back for another consultation if the treatment is of a complex nature.