What to Expect at Your First Appointment

Your first visit will starts with a chat all about you

We have the knowledge and skill to provide you with the information you need to get the best dental care to solve all your dental needs and problems. We start with a 60 minute one-on-one consult with our experienced and knowledgeable dentist. The dentist will help you determine the best most suitable and most affordable treatment for you. All our services are centered around you and your needs.

Before your Appointment

Once your appointment is confirmed we send you a new patient pack which includes:

  1. A Health History Form for you to fill out and bring to your appointment
  2. A Medical Authority to Release Patient Information for you to fill out that will give us permission to retrieve any records you may have at other practices
  3. A guide & map to locating Lifetime Dental Health Group

Please remember to bring any relevant medical history and x-rays from your previous dental provider.

If you have a private health fund cover, please remember to bring the card so we can claim straightaway.

48 hours prior to your appointment we will send a reminder, or confirm the appointment over the phone.

During your Appointment

You will be met at the waiting room by our clinical coordinator and taken into a consult room where you will meet Dr Darby.

New patient appointment is 60 mins.  During this apt no treatment will be done!  We talk to you about what you want to achieve out of your visit(s) with us. We comprehensively examine all your teeth, soft tissues, jaw joints for signs of disease and perform relevant tests to gain the info we need to be able to create a comprehensive treatment plan that presents all the options to satisfy your wants and needs. We then give you a full estimate of the cost of each of treatment option (including item numbers and tooth numbers) and the pros/cons and risks of each option. We provide you with all the info you will need to be able to make a fully informed choice as to the best treatment option for you and your circumstances. Thus before treatment is commenced you will know the costs of each appointment that you experience at Lifetime Holistic Dental. At the end of the consultation appointment we get you to choose which option is best for you. Then the Treatment co-ordinator will sit with the you and work out how to divide the appointment up to meet the your budget and time frame