What Happens at Your Initial Consultation?

Hi, I’m Dr Billy Choi, the principal dentist at Precision Dental in Brisbane.

In this video, I will walk you through the initial consultation process here at Precision Dental.

First, you’ll be greeted by our friendly receptionist, who will provide you with a medical history form to complete, but you can also fill it out before you come in. When we confirm your appointment, we’ll send you a welcome email that has the attached medical history form. So you can fill it out and send it back to us. It will save you waiting time in the surgery.

When we are ready for you, we’ll take you into our clinical room.


The first step of the consultation is simply for us to get to know one another. We will start by talking about your main concerns, if you have any symptoms or reasons that triggered you to come to the dentist. I’ll also spend time understanding your medical history, or any past dental experiences we need to know about, especially if you have dental anxiety.

After this, we’ll start the examination process.


We’ll start by examining some of your facial features, then go into the mouth, check the soft tissues, like the tongue, the cheek and the palate. And then we’ll check the teeth and gum. We’ll chart individual teeth and record all the previous treatments that you’ve had, any cavities or anomalies.

If it’s the initial appointment, we’ll most likely take some x-rays. This will detect hidden areas of the mouth, the areas in between the teeth, underneath your fillings and all the hidden spots, this will give us a lot more information about what’s going on.


Once the assessment has been done, we will discuss the current status of your teeth and gum, and any issues that are going on. Then, we can formulate a treatment plan which will detail the fees for the treatment, the number of visits, the duration of the treatment, and any ongoing follow-up review appointments if required.


Once the examination is done, the treatment plan has been discussed, and we have answered all your questions, then we’ll proceed to a professional clean for you.

We have a hygienist in our practice who will take you to a room, discuss the hygiene side of your teeth and gum, and then give you a thorough clean.

What Happens at Your Initial Consultation - Precision Dental Brisbane, Fortitude Valley
Unless it is an emergency appointment, where we will help you manage and fix your situation, we don’t perform any procedures at the initial appointment. This consultation is:

To help us gather all the information and data.

Formulate a treatment plan.
Share all the options with you.
And provide you with a quote.
As you can see, it is a very simple and transparent process. You are always in control, and you will have all the options to help you make an informed decision.

So if you like the sound of our approach, and haven’t been to a dentist for awhile, we would love to take care of you and your family.

What Happens at Your Initial Consultation - Precision Dental Brisbane, Fortitude Valley

Simply call us, book online on our website, or send us a DM on social media, and we’ll be in touch to help you organise your consultation. We hope to meet you soon.


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Amazing service, I needed an urgent appointment, and they did all they could and helped me in the morning. It's also important to highlight their great staff, Dr. Billy is a really knowledgeable dentist. No mocking around, straight to the point. I recommend their services 100%.

Fabiano N.

Dr Choi and the whole team are great, professional and always on time! Thanks so much.

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