Your First Visit
Before you schedule your first booking with Western Smiles Dental Care, you might wonder about your first visit in our Mirrabooka, WA dental surgery. If you haven’t been to the dentist for a check-up and clean in a while, you might be feeling anxious about it. We believe that knowing what to expect can go a long way towards helping you feel comfortable during your visit.
What Should I Bring?
If you have questions about your oral health, we suggest that you write those down and bring them along. It’s easy to forget what you wanted to ask about while you are sitting in the dental chair.
In addition, you’ll want to bring:
- Insurance or healthfund cards
- A list of medications you are taking, including name and dosage
- A list of medical conditions you might have
What Will Happen on My First Visit?
Unless you are coming in for a specific dental issue, most of our first-time patients are invited in to attend for a comprehensive exam, check-up and clean. Please allow approximately one hour for your first visit. This includes a tooth-by-tooth examination, an assessment of your gum health, bites, jaw joints, and smile. We also screen for oral cancers, tooth grinding (bruxism) and soft tissue diseases. We may also suggest dental x-rays at this time.
If the dentist determines that there are oral issues to address, including cavities, gum disease or other problems, they will discuss treatment options with you and you can decide which treatment plan best suits you.
What Is Your Dental Clinic Like?
We have designed our dental clinic to be comfortable, relaxing and modern. We stay abreast of the latest in dental technology because it makes for accurate diagnoses and easier treatment, both of which improve the patient experience. As a QIP accredited practice, we offer peace of mind, safety and quality.
What Are Your Staff Like?
Our team is friendly and welcoming. We all love what we do—and we believe that shows. We treat our patients as if they were members of our own family. Our team members are exceptional. They are hardworking and committed to excellence, but they still know how to have fun. Each staff member is dedicated to ensuring patients are treated like a family member, and they receive immense satisfaction from seeing our patients achieve their goals. All of our staff are dynamic individuals who enjoy and thrive on the constant changes that modern dentistry delivers. They desire this change and embrace every part of it, knowing that this is the only way we can continue to provide the ultimate in modern dental care.
Dr Duke has a well-earned reputation for being friendly and personable. His personality is particularly well-suited to treating children and those who suffer from dental anxiety.
What About Payment Options?
We accept most insurance and government scheme so you can get the dental treatment you need and deserve.
In addition, we accept a variety of payments for your portion of the treatment total, which is due up front so you can avoid unexpected bills. We accept Mastercard, Visa, HICAPS, direct deposit (EFT), cash and cheque.
We Look Forward to Seeing You
We can provide dental care to your entire family. We warmly welcome you to call to schedule a booking.