Taking Care of Your
Family’s Oral Health

Comprehensive Examination

Our 60 min comprehensive exam focuses on giving you a clear picture of the condition of your teeth

We do believe with greater hygiene and the right advice our patients are able to increase their quality of life significantly.


Eliminate chances of tooth loss


Avoid future dental diseases


Find out if your gums are healthy


Preventative care of your teeth and mouth


Receive genuine care of your health


Achieve a clean and healthy mouth

Plenty Smiles is the dental centre in Bundoora that addresses the needs of all ages. We welcome your entire family here and provide a range of services to cater for you.

The first step in becoming a dental patient at our clinic is to book in for a comprehensive examination. During this process, we can get to know you, your medical history, your lifestyle and what your priorities are when it comes to your oral health. You’ll have the chance to get answers to all your questions and be fully informed on the state of your teeth.

Our Thorough Assessment Procedures

When you arrive, you’ll be warmly greeted and given some brief paperwork to fill out. You can also complete this form online before your appointment to save time. When you meet your dentist, you’ll have a chat, then get started on the examining. This process includes:

⦁ One to one consultation to discuss your needs and wants
⦁ Bitewings – Xrays that focus on particular teeth
⦁ Full mouth Xray (OPG) and intraoral photos
⦁ Thorough dental examination
⦁ Find out if your gums are healthy (gum test)
⦁ Oral cancer screening
⦁ Treatment Plan

If any potential problems are identified, we will let you know what we have found and plan any treatment accordingly. The next step is to book a dental clean.

Planning for Future
Changes to Your Smile

Much of your examination appointment involves letting us know about your preferences for your oral health. Perhaps you’d like to have a whiter smile or correct a gap that’s always bothered you. We’ll talk about your likes and dislikes, making sure that your care meets your goals. If you require any more treatment, you can book for those appointments as needed when you check out at the reception desk.

Comprehensive Examination FAQ’s

Is there pain involved in having a dental examination?
Typically, no. If you have a problem such as gum disease, you may find that certain areas are tender when we examine them. Please let us know if you have any discomfort so that we can find a way to make sure you can relax.
Who carries out the examination?
A qualified dentist will examine your teeth and the soft tissues of your mouth, making sure everything looks healthy and informing you of any potential problems that are identified.
Will I have a cleaning along with my examination?

Our Comprehensive examination involves a series of exams and dental records for the dentist to have a detailed understanding of the condition of your teeth and mouth, as well as set a treatment plan. For a thorough dental clean we will schedule a 60 min hygiene appointment, this visit will focus just on a complete dental clean.

What do I do if I need more treatment after the examination?
Part of our examination process is designed to make sure that we address any of your future treatment needs. You’ll talk to your dentist about your wants and needs when it comes to your teeth and oral health. Then, we can plan accordingly, which includes any follow-up appointments for other forms of treatment.
Will you examine my dental restorations?
If you have crowns, bridges, fillings, veneers, dentures or other forms of dental work, we want to make sure they remain healthy and vital. They will all be evaluated as a part of your routine examination with us. If we find that any aren’t in good shape, we will inform you immediately so that you can decide what you would like to do.
What happens if you identify any signs of cancer in my mouth?
The next step will be to go to a specialist for further testing. We will refer you to the appropriate professional to have that completed
How long will my examination appointment take?
In total, the appointment takes about 50 minutes. Including filling out your paperwork and having your questions answered, the entire process requires about an hour of your time.
If I need a filling, can I have that done during my examination?

If a small filling is required that takes just a little time to complete, we may be able to carry out treatment on the day. Otherwise, we’ll have you book in for a follow-up appointment.

Contact Us Today About Our Comprehensive Examinations

We accept health fund cover and have a HICAPS machine on-site. You can claim your rebate on the day so that you don’t have to wait. If you do not have health fund cover, there are still options to fund your treatment. We work with payment plans too, which means you can get the treatment you need now and pay for it later in affordable instalments—available with no interest added.