Discussion of potential procedures
At National Periodontics, we see both dental referred and self-referred patients. Our specialist team strive to ensure that we are available to see patients on time with a relatively short waiting time.
Prior to the initial consultation, the patient will be contacted by our Front Desk Coordinator, whom will issue the patient with an information package. This package includes a brochure about our specialists, a brochure about the procedures we can offer patients and a medical history form. Please ensure that you read the information package and complete the medical history form prior to the consultation. You can bring this to your consultation, alternatively you can post, email or fax the medical history form to us prior to the consultation.
Patients must remember to bring the following:
- Private health insurance card
- Department of Veteran affairs card
- Referral letter or radiographs you may have been provided
What patients are provided at the consultation
At the initial consultation, the specialist will firstly access the patient and discuss any potential procedures. The specialist will outline all the benefits and potential risks of treatment with the patient. The specialist may organise a second consultation visit, if they deem the patient needs further radiographing. At the end of the consultation the specialist will provide the patient with a treatment plan. The treatment plan will include the following:
- Item numbers used for private health insured patients
- Duration and number of visits
- Costs of the procedure
At the commencement of the consultation, the patient will be greeted by one of our front desk staff or practice manager, who will organise:
- Any future appointments
- Collate together all documentation (pre/post-operative instructions, treatment plan and consent for surgery)
If the patient has been sent for any additional radiographing, such as an OPG or Cone Beam by the referring dentist, could you please ensure that these are taken prior to the consultation.