First Visit

We always advise that you arrive 10 minutes early for any dental appointment, this is especially important for your first visit.


Before seeing the dentist we will ask you to complete a confidential Medical History Form. The medical history form must be completed before the start of your appointment as the information provided may influence your care. Also, if you pay for your NHS treatment we ask you pay before the start of your appointment (please see NHS Prices and Exemptions for further details).  We accept cash, debit cards and most credit cards.  We do offer contactless payments under £30.00.  Cheques and American Express are NOT accepted.


The first appointment is really for introductions and for the dentist to listen to any concerns or special requirements you may have. Within this appointment you can also expect the dentist to…

  • Take a full chart of your mouth including: all teeth and fillings present, the health of your gums and supporting bone
  • Take some radiographs (x-rays) if necessary
  • Carry out a full oral cancer screening examination (which is repeated annually or sooner if necessary)
  • Provide assessment and advice concerning your oral health


This initial appointment normally lasts 15 minutes.