Are you looking for a dentist in Mississauga, Erin Mills, Oakville, Milton, Burlington, Brampton, or the surrounding area? We're always happy to welcome new patients into our dental office!
What To Expect During Your First Visit
Find out what to expect during your first visit with us by reading through the steps below.
Please arrive 10 minutes early for your first appointment. You'll wait for your appointment in our reception area, where you'll find plenty of reading materials and comfortable chairs. To simplify your first visit, please fill out our New Patient Form online* before you arrive.
*IMPORTANT: Any form submitted by email must be encrypted, to ensure it is secure. By submitting an unencrypted email form, you are consenting to an unsecured email. Alternatively, please print off the form, complete it, and bring it to our office.
Your first appointment will take about 60 minutes. You and your dentist will start by discussing your medical history and oral health needs. Your dentist will then complete a thorough examination of your gums, teeth, bite and jaws. This exam will include a series of dental x-rays and photos, and an oral cancer screening.
Based on your medical history and exam, your dentist will develop a comprehensive dental treatment plan for you, with hygiene and ongoing preventive care as the primary focus. Throughout your appointment, please feel free to ask your dentist or hygienist any questions you may have about your dental health and treatment options.
Southcommon Dental FAQs
Read these frequently asked questions to learn what to expect at our dental clinic.
- What kind of approach does your dental team take to patient care?
Our dentists and their support team take a preventive approach to care, focusing on hygiene, ongoing maintenance, and minimally invasive treatments first and foremost.
We also believe that patients who are knowledgeable and well informed about their dental health are better equipped to maintain good oral health in the long run, so patient education plays a key role in our approach as well.
- How can I book an appointment?
Please contact our office during our regular business hours to book an appointment. You can also book your next appointment at our front desk when you're here for a visit.
If you are having a dental emergency, please call us straight away, and we'll do our best to make room in our schedule to see you.
- How do I cancel or reschedule an appointment?
If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please call us or talk to us in person instead of sending an email. The sooner you let us know about the change of plans, the better, so that we can open up the space in our schedule for another patient.
- Do you offer appointment reminders?
You will receive automated appointment reminders from us by either phone or email in the days before your appointment. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please call us as soon as possible to let us know.
- Does your team speak languages other than English?
Yes, we are proud to offer services in Arabic, Vietnamese, Spanish and Italian in addition to English.
- Do you offer extended hours?
We know that scheduling dental appointments during regular working and school hours can be challenging.
We open early most week days and offer extended evening hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays so that you can get the dental care you need. Our office hours are as follows:
- Monday:09:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Tuesday:08:00 am - 08:00 pm
- Wednesday:09:00 am - 07:00 pm
- Thursday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Friday:08:00 am - 02:00 pm
- Saturday:09:00 am - 02:00 pm
We are open alternating Saturdays. Please book an appointment with our office. Request Appointment
- My family is extremely busy. Can we book our appointments at the same time?
We are happy to book whole-family appointments for your convenience. Just book an appointment, and we'll arrange a time that works for everyone. Request Appointment
- Do you offer dental services for kids?
Our dentists and support team really enjoy working with kids, and we offer a range of dental services to meet their unique dental health requirements.
- What teeth whitening options do you offer?
Our dentists provide both in-office or at-home professional whitening treatments, depending on their needs and time constraints.
- I'm really nervous about my appointment. How can your team help?
We know that dental appointments can be stressful for many of our patients. Our team has a variety of systems and practices in place to help you relax during your appointments, and get the care you need.
- I grind my teeth in my sleep. How can you help?
Our dentists offer custom made night guards to help protect your teeth and provide relief for the symptoms of bruxism.
- What should I do if I have a dental emergency?
If you need immediate dental care, contact our office straight away during our regular business hours, and we'll make every effort to see you as soon as possible.
Call Us Now: (905) 820-1502