What to expect at your first visit


We will communicate with you about your appointment beforehand

It’s important to us that we provide the most personalized approach that works best for you. This includes how we contact you, which can be done via phone, email, or text message. Whether we set up a regular care schedule, design a treatment plan to address decay or gum issues, or discuss your cosmetic concerns, this is your chance to tell us what you like and don’t like about your smile and general oral health.

We will greet you at the front desk

We understand that your medical history is a vital part of your dental visits as certain medications and health conditions may affect your oral health and how we manage your dental health needs. If you’d like to prepare for your first visit, we encourage you to Book and fill out our online Patient Intake Form beforehand or call us directly for information.

We will offer you a tour of the office

Get to know our practice by requesting a general office tour. Watch your favourite show on television while we care for your smile. We offer Apple TV and Netflix to our patients. One of our operatories even has a massage chair to make your experience as relaxing as it can be. Many of our patients find that this tour helps alleviate any anxiety they may have relating to dental visits.

We will bring you to the chair for your appointment

At Longworth Dental, we take pride in using the latest technological advances for our patient examinations. From digital imaging and x-rays, to using small pen-sized intraoral camera (so that you can see what we see), we communicate everything to you so that you can be 100% informed and involved in making the best decisions for your dental care. All our diagnostic equipment is set to emit the lowest amount of radiation possible — as much as 70% less than traditional.

Your first dental hygiene appointment will take longer that an average recare appointment, even if you are diligent in maintaining your oral health. It’s important for us to get to know you — including everything about your teeth, gums, and mouth. Our hygienists will spend extra time getting to know you, allowing them to accurately track any change over time and to always be well-informed on your oral health needs and concerns. Your hygienist will happily give you all the help you need to take care of your teeth at home.

After your appointment, we will help coordinate your treatment for you

Our goal is to keep you as informed as possible about your dental care and treatment plan. As a courtesy to our patients, we can submit dental claims to your benefits provider on your behalf. From general questions about options to sending a predetermination to your provider, we want to know that you will always leave our office will all of your questions answered.