First Visit

What Will Happen On My First Visit?

For your convenience, we have made it possible for you to fill out your Patient Registration and Medical and Dental History Forms on our website by clicking here.

Please assist us at the time of your initial visit to the office of Toronto, Ontario, Periodontist, Philip Novack, DDS, MD by providing the following information:

  • Your referral slip and X-rays from your referring dentist (when provided).
  • A complete list of all medications, vitamins and herbal supplements you are currently taking.
  • Should you have dental insurance, it would be our pleasure to assist you. Please bring any insurance policy information, forms or insurance cards to your appointment.

Please note that any patient under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to their new patient examination-consultation appointment.

Please notify the office should you have a medical condition or concern prior to your first visit (e.g. artificial heart valves or joints, heart murmurs requiring pre-medication, severe diabetes, or hypertension) so that appropriate precautions can be arranged.

At your fist visit, Dr. Novack will complete an in-depth medical and dental health history and perform a comprehensive oral and periodontal examination. Factors that will be evaluated include an oral cancer screening examination, measurement of jaw bone loss, the status and health of the gum-periodontal support to your teeth, the degree of tooth mobility, a dynamic tooth-bite analysis, along with a thorough jaw joint (TMJ) examination.