First Consultation


Identifying problems and potential treatment


Each patient attending the Beacon Dental clinic is comprehensively assessed, taking into account their presenting dental problem, their symptoms, and their existing dental health including the condition of their teeth, gums, and dental health.

The outcome of this detailed examination is to identify dental problems and potential treatment options. Screening for the presence of oral disease, including mouth cancer is included in an oral examination.

The initial oral examination includes a review of your medical and dental histories, consideration given to any medicines you may be taking, and will consist of a range of diagnostic information being gathered.

The following steps are completed in patient assessment:

Dental Examination

Comprehensive mouth and facial investigations

Comprehensive exam to include examination of your face and jaws, your gum health, the condition of individual teeth, and the bite relationship between the upper and lower teeth.

Dental Xray


X-Ray images may be required, providing information on individual teeth, specifically problematic teeth. A panoramic 2D OPG extra-oral image may be requested by a clinician, in order to investigate further presenting dental symptoms and clinic findings.

Where appropriate, further investigation with Cone Bean CT, a 3D image may be prescribed for further dental diagnosis and treatment planning.

Digital Dental impressions

If required, digital impressions of your teeth may be needed, depending on your proposed treatment plan. Digital images can be examined for a more in-depth evaluation of your current dental condition and your treatment options.

Follow-up Appointment

The findings from the first consultation and proposed treatment are discussed with you at a follow-up appointment. (Note – this second appointment is included in the initial cost of consultation)

Your Dental Report
A written report is mailed or emailed to you following your appointment, with all the details of any proposed treatment costs and appointment times required to complete your dental treatment.


American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
Irish Sleep Society
American Collee of Prosthodontists
The American Board of Prosthodontics

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