Your First Visit

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New patients are always welcome and the referral of family and friends is always appreciated (Ottawa, Riverside South, Manotick, Greely, Barrhaven and Nepean).

During your visit to Riverside South Dental Centre, you will experience our friendly approach to patient care. Your first visit to the Riverside South Dental Centre is an important one. We extend a very warm welcome to you and will do our best to ensure you are comfortable and confident in the treatments you receive.

Let us know what is important to you.  Feel free to talk about your health and your smile.  The disclosure of your personal information is made easy in our private setting.  Tour our dental centre and learn about our sterilization procedures, treatment options, technology and the many services that we offer to provide exceptional care and service.

New Patient Examinations consist of a complete hard and soft tissue examination, oral cancer screening, updated x-rays, diagnosis and treatment planning.  During your examination, we record a detailed chart of your oral health, conduct dental imaging tailored to your individual needs and conclude with a private consultation.  We share all of our findings with you, discuss and prioritize treatment options.

Prior to starting any restorative treatment, dental hygiene is always recommended as it provides a healthy foundation on which to restore. Your first hygiene visit with the dental hygienist consists of a complete evaluation of your gums and the bone around your teeth. Oral hygiene and nutritional instruction is given and removal of tartar buildup and stain is started. Fluoride treatment may be given to children and some adults.