More About Comprehensive Exams

The CDA defines a 'comprehensive oral exam' as "... an extensive evaluation and the recording of all extraoral, intraoral and soft tissues".

The CDA defines a 'periodic oral exam' as "... an exam that is done on established patients to determine any changes in dental and health status since a previous comprehensive or periodic evaluation".

The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) recommends new patients have a comprehensive dental exam on their first visit and established patients undergo this exam every 3 years, if required after 3 years. A comprehensive dental exam takes an entire appointment. Following is a general overview of what should be included in a comprehensive exam.

Areas to check:

A comprehensive dental exam means no stone is left unturned and your dentist will know everything there is to know about your oral health. An exam is recommended before undergoing the following procedures, or if you've previously being diagnosed with a medical problem or disease:

Please bring the following to your first dental visit:

- Your insurance card

‚Äč- Your completed patient information form (Download Form)

Cancellation and No Show Policy:

We require at least a 24 hour notice for any cancellations. After 24 hours, a fee is charged, which will not be covered by the insurance.

Financial Policy:

We do not offer a payment plan but we do have a dental financing company that does. Information is available at Dental Card or please call 1-888-689-9876 for details. We accept all Visa, Mastercard, American express and debit cards, and most insurance plans. We charge using last year's fee guide to help our patients in the current economic situation.